EIGHTEEN-year-old Sarah Sergeant is Volkswagen mad – and so is her family.
So her new job as a product showroom host at Inchcape Volkswagen in Southend, couldn’t be more appropriate.
Having attained her A-levels the Raleigh teenager could have gone to university, but wanted to start work instead in an industry with good career prospects.
And when the opportunity came up to work with the brand of cars she loves she jumped at it, and is now looking forward to a bright future.
The product showroom host role has been created in association with the Learning Skills Partnership, to introduce new talent into the automotive industry, enhance its offering and strengthen its customer service.
But while Sarah is more than delighted to show off the range of new Volkswagen models the retailer has in the showroom, the Volkswagen Beetle she drives is somewhat older.
In fact Sarah’s pride and joy is a 1969 Beetle that her father lovingly restored for her.
“I just love Volkswagen and so does everyone else in the family,” said Sarah.
“While I have my Beetle, my family has two Volkswagen campervans they are mad about.
“I have been very lucky. I am really passionate about the brand so to get the chance to work at Inchcape Volkswagen surrounded by so many of the cars I love couldn’t be better.
Inchcape Volkswagen’s brand manager, Simon Kempton, said: “It’s rare to find someone of Sarah’s age who is so enthusiastic about a brand and her enthusiasm is infectious.
“She is working in an environment she loves and I am sure she will have a great future with this company.”