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By 29 June 2021 No Comments
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At UTP we constantly strive to offer internal progression to our employees, and we recently spoke to three who are now settling into new roles as we continue to open new offices and expand into new regions, even during the difficult pandemic year. What helped them succeed, and what is it like to work at UTP? We got the answers.

Amelia, National Telesales Manager:

Q. How long have you worked at UTP? What first attracted you to the company? 

I have worked at UTP since the Hastings office opened in April 2016. What attracted me to the role was the new office, the hours, the sales, the potential, and the scope due to it being a new office

Q. How did you find the onboarding and training process? Do you feel you have received plenty of support during your time here? 

I had my training with our training manager Carlton who was fantastic. The training was a good balance of information and gave us everything we needed to be successful, but in a relaxed environment so we felt comfortable.

Q.What skills do you think helped you succeed in your role? 

Determination, consistency, being very coachable, learning that things are forever changing in a good way at UTP as we develop and grow so going with the flow and being flexible will pay off long term.

Q. What would you say the best parts of working at UTP are? 

The opportunities you have if you put the work in, the flexibility, knowing that you never know what’s round the corner so if you’re a hard worker it will always get rewarded long term, the support from the business and Directors.

Q. What advice would you give to someone just starting at UTP? 

Be open minded, positive, and flexible. Tough times don’t last, tough people do. If you’ve had a bad moment or a bad day, shake it off, refresh and go again as you never know what’s round the corner.

Q. What do you consider your biggest achievement at UTP to be? 

Taking chances on people and working with them closely, and it paying off. Seeing people with no sales experience not only do well but get promotions and change their whole life around is always more rewarding than any personal achievement.

Q. What are you most commercially excited about for the future?  

If I said what I knew was coming round that corner, everyone would fall off their seats. But just know that if we thought being the first company to accomplish same day / hourly payments was exciting, the best is yet to come.

Kieran, Telesales Manager Manchester:

Q. How long have you worked at UTP? What first attracted you to the company?

I have now worked at UTP for 3 years in July, I was first attracted to the job as it was full time, and I wouldn’t get rained off all winter like I was in construction. I also liked the idea of being able to earn extra money with commission.

Q. How did you find the onboarding and training process? Do you feel you have received plenty of support during your time here?

The support system at UTP is great, I never felt like I couldn’t ask for help. In telesales I was constantly learning new skills.

Q. What skills do you think helped you succeed in your role?

Being coachable is key, there was times I struggled but I stayed focused and stayed positive, this allowed me to learn further skills to better myself at the job role.

Q. What would you say the best parts of working at UTP are? 

The money is great, the hours a great and the social side is a bonus. I’ve made lifelong friends working at UTP.

Q. What advice would you give to someone just starting at UTP? 

Stick with it, some days will be difficult but as long as you give 100% you will get 110% back.

Q. What do you consider your biggest achievement at UTP to be? 

I have many major achievements so it’s hard to give just one. I think passing my 6-month probation in 5 months was nice, getting team leader in 8 months was good but becoming a manager in a brand new office within 3 years has to be at the top.

Q. What are you most commercially excited about for the future?  

Growing my office and being in competition with the Hastings sales floor.

Brad, Telesales Manager Hastings:

Q. How long have you worked at UTP? What first attracted you to the company?

I have been here nearly 3 and a half years and the telesales element attracted me. I get a buzz out of booking appointments. 

Q. How did you find the onboarding and training process? Do you feel you have received plenty of support during your time here?

Training was very good, and I enjoyed it a lot, it’s completely different now however as the transition of going into your team is a lot smoother.

Q. What skills do you think helped you succeed in your role? 

Being coachable, having good people skills, and taking on board feedback from other successful people.

Q. What would you say the best parts of working at UTP are? 

The people are amazing and the way the company is always evolving in terms of the industry we are in. The support you get is incredible as well.

Q. What advice would you give to someone just starting at UTP?

Be coachable and listen and learn from the successful people because success breeds success. 

Q. What do you consider your biggest achievement at UTP to be?

Being promoted to telesales manager and getting a mortgage and being able to provide for my family.

Q. What are you most commercially excited about for the future?  

I am excited for the office to have a lot more people in and for everyone to be hitting commission.

 

If after reviewing these stories you think UTP could be a fantastic opportunity for you, check our vacancies here.