Technical Sales Apprentice

Olympus Automation
A1 Parkway Unit 4, Southgate Way, Peterborough, PE2 6YN
£288.46 per week
15 Aug 2019
30 Sep 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Based between Peterborough premises at Orton Southgate and the University of Lincoln campus at Holbeach.

Do you want to work with new technologies helping food and beverage companies all over the world to revolutionise their cooking processes?

OAL has consistently delivered next-generation technologies and world-class automation solutions over our 25-year history. Our patented Steam Infusion technology introduces steam at 1,000 m/s, transforming the way manufacturers heat and mix food products and delivering significant energy and processing savings.

We now need a highly motivated technical sales apprentice to assist the Technical Sales Lead in discovering new potential customers and business development opportunities.

You will need to:
  • Conduct lead generation activities
  • Engage customers via email and telephone
  • Assist with enquiries by providing technical information
  • Become a product expert in OAL's technologies
  • Visit food manufacturers and OEMs

The role may require global travel from time to time to assist with trade shows, customer visits and commissioning.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good working knowledge of Word and Excel
  • Good working knowledge of Access and PowerPoint
  • High standard of written/verbal communication
  • Customer service skills
  • Sound administrative skills
  • Good communication skills
  • A good basic understanding of food preparation
  • Ability in another language would be advantageous

Personal qualities

  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Organised and able to prioritise
  • Projects a professional image at all times
  • Adaptable and flexible
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Highly self-motivated
  • Strong team player
  • Receptive to learning new skills and knowledge

Desired qualifications

  • You will require 5 GCSEs including English and maths at Grade C or above or equivalent
  • Ideally, in addition you will have a BTEC in Applied Science or A Level or AS Level qualifications in Science or equivalent(or predicted at the time of application) and a strong interest in Food Technology

Future prospects

It is envisaged that the successful applicant will carry on to a Degree Apprenticeship which includes a BSc(Hons) as part of their job role with us.

OAL is a fast moving, dynamic company and so the opportunities for moving into a range of roles upon completion of your Higher Apprenticeship is possible.

Things to consider

This role is based between our premises at Orton Southgate, Peterborough and the University of Lincoln's Holbeach Campus so a full driving licence will be required to travel between the two sites when needed.

This is a busy working environment where using a wide range of skills is essential.