From Army Driver to Sales Advisor

Nikki's Story
Nikki Butler started working for Persimmon Homes after deciding to leave the Army. She enlisted as an 18 year old and worked as a Royal Logistics Corp driver serving in various regiments. Now she is enjoying a more stable family life after the birth of her daughter Jessica, aged three.

Nikki said: “I loved my years in the Army and served in the UK, Germany and Cyprus. I drove various vehicles including Land Rovers and 14 tonne vehicles, 4T Bedford, 8T DAF and DROPS vehicles.

“I also completed exercises in Wales, Poland, the Falklands, Cyprus, Bavaria and other countries around the world and competed in Royal Logistic Corps alpine ski championships, including slalom and Super-G.

“I have also carried out Queen’s Guard duties at Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace, Windsor Castle and the Tower of London. It was a great job, day to day, and I really enjoyed it.

“I decided to leave the Army after starting a family as I wanted something with more stability. I really enjoy working as a sales advisor and meeting a huge variety of customers. It is great helping people buy their dream home. I have just gained my NVQ in sales and I believe I am one of the first in the group to achieve it after studying for the past year.”

Sherrie Hankin, head of sales, said: “Nikki is a great member of my team and the drive and commitment she developed in the Army can be seen in her work here, especially gaining her NVQ.