Gives his personal account of working at Foxtons.
I joined Foxtons in 2011, just after my A-levels. My sister, who was an intern at the time, introduced me to the company and although I had a small amount of sales experience from part time retail roles, it wasn't essential as Foxtons invest award-winning training in you from day one.
My career began as a Move Consultant working with the Islington office. I'm based at Foxtons HQ in Chiswick, although I'm in constant communication with the Islington team, and I love the fast-paced, energetic and ambitious environment here - it really is a very unique place to work.
Real responsibility was granted to me on day one and I was given the opportunity to learn quickly, realise my potential and demonstrate my skills almost immediately on the equal playing field that is our sales floor. In my career so far, I've broken quite a few company records; I worked hard to hit the company ski trip to Chamonix in my first three months and shortly after I became the number one Move Consultant on the sales floor. It wasn't easy but having such strong mentorship from my manager and director and working in such an engaging environment really helped.
Towards the end of a successful first year I was promoted to the level of Rare Move Consultant. This role recognises Move Consultants that are experienced and confident in every aspect of their role and offers a greater earning potential. At this point the opportunity came about to lead the Clerkenwell Move Consultant team, and with hard work, determination and enthusiasm I made sure I was a strong candidate for the promotion.
Since then I have progressed to lead a number of teams in the East Division and in December 2015 I was promoted to Divisional Manager; overseeing and supporting Move Consultants from ten offices. I have a great relationship with my Area Director who still spends time with me to continue my personal development.
During my career at Foxtons I have bought my first property, travelled the world on prize holidays and enjoyed London to the full. Most of all I have gained experience in a way I never would have imagined possible whilst forging an exciting career that continues to grow at a spectacular rate.