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Raw Talent Academy help Xeretec to find the Thames Valley’s top sales talent!


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Just 4 weeks after Wokingham based Xeretec partnered with Apprentice Winner Lee McQueen’s, Raw Talent Academy, they are pleased to announce the hiring of 8 trainee sales consultants! The 8 candidates proved their ability and impressed during an Audition Day held at Xeretec’s head offices beating over 350 other candidates for the sought after positions.

Key Stats
133.33% of Roles Filled
100% Retention
100% Three Month ROI
364 Applications
167 Face to Face Interviews
86.67% Audition Day Attendance

Award winning Xeretec, who are one of the UK’s leading integrators of digital print hardware, software, solutions and services, were looking to add to their sales team and wanted to bring in a number of hard working and driven sales consultants who would form part of their team aiming to become the top company within their industry.

The unique Academy process saw the top sales talent in the region apply to attend the Audition Day where the top 24 candidates took part in real life business tasks in front of both Xeretec’s senior management team and Raw Talent Academy assessor’s. Raw Talent Academy’s Founder Lee McQueen said;  it was a long day where the candidates were tested in every way, it is a great result for Xeretec to be taking on these talented candidates and great news for Raw Talent Academy in delivering another successful Academy!

Xeretec’s Managing Director Steve Hawkins delivered his verdict on the Academy and his new employees saying;

We had 24 people come through the door and were sceptical about the candidates but the talent that came through the door on the Audition Day blew us away. We started at 8 in the morning and finished at 8 at night because the quality of these individuals was brilliant. The whole process from start to finish has been very well organised and well run and we have come away taking on 6 candidates who we hope will develop and be the future of our business. We would recommend Lee and Raw Talent Academy to anyone looking to bring on Raw Talent.

Xeretec’s Managing Director, Steve Hawkins, & Sales Director, Phil Kenway, provide a video testimonial after the day:

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Ashley Holmes

Ashley HolmesRaw Talent Academy's Operations & Marketing Manager. Connect on Linkedin - all posts by Ashley Holmes

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