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Neath-Based Van Company Hires on Back of Successful TV Show


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, which started on 12th July 2016, 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, the charismatic chief executive officer of Low Cost Vans, and HR manager Lorraine Kitchen.

Rod Lloyd CEO and Lorraine Kitchen HR manager of Low Cost Vans photo byline Ryan McnamaraAt the end of the programme, which featured two companies looking for new staff, it was revealed that Jody Richards had been successful. Jody was offered a role in the business and now works as a customer service representative at Low Cost Vans.

Rod 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 Jody’s first for 12 years having taken a career break to bring up her family, and understandably it was a nerve-wracking process, but now back in work, Jody said on her appointment:

“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.”

Jody, a former dancer and acrobat is now focused on her career and the positive aspects it brings to her life – providing for her children and setting a good example of a working mum.