Car News 24 Feb 2016

Oracle Sees Growth with Recruitment Drive

Oracle Finance is bucking the trend for downsizing in the current economic climate and has recently appointed four new members to the team, two of which are recent graduates, as the business continues to grow. With over 60 candidates applying for the positions, a rigorous selection process saw each recruit undertake a number of interviews and psychometric testing before landing their new role.

Oliver Clarkson from Wetherby, who previously worked in real estate and web sales, has joined the team as Account Manager. His responsibilities include lead generation and new business development as well as managing the portfolio of new, existing and prospective customers. Oliver wanted to work at Oracle as he felt it was a fantastic opportunity to work with the market leader who last year financed over £250 million worth of high value cars including the likes of the exclusive Bugatti Veyron, Ferrari 458 and Pagani Zonda.

After graduating, Rachel Kiddle worked in an estate agency as a sales negotiator. As an Account Manager at Oracle, Rachel is responsible for building relationships with customers, discussing their requirements and providing a bespoke finance package to meet their needs. In fact, Rachel has already landed a deal financing a new Bentley Mulsanne at a cost price of £230,000.

Sandy Bates and Waseem Afsar join the Oracle team fresh from University and are already building a solid skill base through undertaking a number of in-house and off site training courses set up by the company. A firm believer in continual professional development, Oracle offer plenty of scope for, and progression within, the business and finance market in general, so these new employees are taking full advantage to advance their skills through the company’s investment in learning.

Peter Brook, Managing Director at Oracle, commented: “We are a very positive, forward thinking business and we have worked extremely hard to build up contacts and relationships with our customers. This has meant that we have continued to expand when other companies in our industry have struggled and we have continued to deliver unparalleled levels of service. The appointment of four new employees was necessary because we are so busy and the fresh new ideas and skills they have brought with them will be incredibly valuable to us going forward. As two of the candidates were relocating to the area, we helped them find accommodation and took on the rental costs until they found their feet, which is testament to the contribution we believe they will make to the business. ”