Investing In Talent


Two-year course can be the launch-pad for a fulfilling career

Roanza Truck and Van has underlined its commitment to “growing its own” by recruiting three more van sales stars of the future. Former mental health nurse Holly Higham, Jonathan Mulholland, who worked for his family’s renewable energy business, and Daniel Shields, who was retailing garden furniture, have joined the Mercedes-Benz Van Talent Programme. They are combining on-the-job training which includes shadowing colleagues in other departments, with study at the manufacturer’s UK headquarters in Milton Keynes. Their recruitments coincided with the completions by Roanza truck sales trainees of their courses.

Former beauty therapist Kate Carter, and Jack Hulse, a Logistics graduate of Liverpool John Moores University, whose father ran a haulage business, are now qualified truck sales executives. Truck Sales Manager Lester Freakley says: “The Mercedes-Benz truck sales programme represents a massive investment by the manufacturer and by Roanza, and gives the candidate a fantastic foundation on which to build a career.” Richard Williams, Trafford Park General Manager – Van Sales & Customer Service, adds: “This is our second cohort of Van Talent trainees and, like their predecessors, they are all bright, motivated individuals with the commitment to succeed.”  

The future’s bright From left, Daniel Shields, Holly Higham, Jonathan Mulholland, Kate Carter and Jack Hulse.