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Apprentice Business Development Executive (Sales Level 4) - Chelmsford

£14,000.00 annually
Closing date
23 Jun 2023

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Business / Management
Consulting & Business Services
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?
  • Assisting the BDE team achieve territory target and diversified revenue across multiple industries under the direction of the Business Development Team Leader
  • Assisting the BDE Team in the conversion of customer enquiries into sales
  • To learn how to Pro-actively create and engage in outbound sales activity with existing and prospective customers
  • Maintain data within the CRM system, ensure it is up to date with contact details, industry sector etc
  • To learn how to up-sell/cross-sell to customers, appropriate to their needs
  • Strengthen customer relationships through regular sales contact and engagement
  • Gain an understanding of the development and delivery of focused business plans to meet targets and business objectives
  • To have a joint responsibility for first line response to telephone enquiries, ensuring that as a team all telephone enquiries are answered
  • Ensure opportunities are correctly input onto the CRM system with estimated close dates and probability
  • To learn professional and technical knowledge of the industry including changing trends, economic indicators impacting on sales and competitors
  • After relevant training, joint responsibility with the rest of the Business Development Team for closing all opportunities with the correct details e.g. Won, Lost, in discussion etc.
  • After relevant training, assistance with accurate creation of ticket on all orders on CRM system
  • After relevant training, assistance with OFCOM licence opportunities, including the creation of licence tickets
  • Ensure all orders are complete and have relevant sales paperwork attached, CRM is up to date and correct programming information is provided
  • Nurture existing client relationships, building relationships with well-established accounts
  • Put customers and people at the heart of all activity ensuring the customers are treated as people and people as customers at all times
  • Represent the company by own appearance and behaviours in line with the delivery of world class standards
  • Ensure all prospective and existing customer enquiries are responded to within 30 minutes, and are aware of buy-back and part exchange offers

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
  • A Sales Executive Level 4 Apprenticeship is attached with this position with 6 hours per week minimum time out for paid self-study with tutor support. This should be completed in around 16 - 18 months

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
  • Possible full-time role after completion of the apprenticeship
  • Change to build a career in Sales and Business
  • Sales is a crucial skill to develop for a successful business career

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative


Other none (Grade none) Desired

Things to consider

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