Mike Pearce - Five Fabulous Years

My job title is Sales Support Executive and it covers anything and everything to do with selling cars.

I started through an apprentice scheme, five years ago, after attending college and I really enjoy my role, it keeps me on my feet between compounds, departments and sites.

I feel as if I work with my friends, rather than just colleagues and I appreciate the opportunities Swansway has given me. Working here has helped me to build my confidence and my ability to deal with issues and overcome obstacles in everyday life. Five years have really flown by!

I’m car mad so working here is a bit of a dream come true, surrounded by hundreds of premium German cars and the odd time when I have to drive an Audi R8 or Porsche is the cherry on the cake.

We’re lucky enough that the Smyth family purchased on of the Volkswagen XL1 electric cars. It’s totally space age and one of a very limited number, doing 300 mpg. It looks like something off a James Bond film, but trust me it’s impossible to get in or out of it without looking like a clown!

Highlights so far are attending the Jonathon Palmer Motorsport Day, access to some of the most desirable cars on the market and the ability to have a brand new Volkswagen on my drive every six months.