Low Cost Vans hires on back of successful TV show

Low Cost Vans.

The Neath-based van company, which has featured in the recent Channel 4 TV show The Job Interview, has now hired one of the eight candidates interviewed.

The series documented the company's recruitment process by following the stories and progress of a number of candidates seeking employment at the company.

The key scenes in the first programme of the five-episode series featured them being interviewed for a role by Rod Lloyd, chief executive officer of Low Cost Vans, and HR manager Lorraine Kitchen.

At the end of the programme, which featured two companies looking for new staff, it was revealed that Jody Richards had been successful. Richards was offered a role in the business and now works as a customer service representative at Low Cost Vans.

Lloyd said: "Jody was very nervous during her interview, not because the interview was being filmed, but because she hadn't had a formal interview for 12 years. We are a very down to earth company and I think that helped her settle in and answer the questions we asked.

"I have to say that overall, the show has been great for us as we have sourced a great employee in Jody. She is quickly settling into things here."

The interview with Low Cost Vans was her first for 12 years having taken a career break to bring up her family.

She said: "I am over the moon to have been offered a job at Low Cost Vans. I applied for the show because I wanted to return to work after bringing up my family. It was a daunting process but Rod and Lorraine were great and they really put me at ease. I am looking forward to working at Low Cost Vans."

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