Apprentice Business Development Sales Executive

3, Oswin Road, Leicester, LE3 1HR
£8,250.00 annually
08 Feb 2021
17 Jun 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
A Business Development Executive is responsible for lead development by contacting known target companies via telemarketing and researching new prospects for the Sales team to action. Whilst primarily dealing with new business, support in developing customers and research into customer satisfaction, perception will also form an important part of the role. The role will be based around a central database with a goal of generating new opportunities. The ability to develop contacts and opportunities through phone calls will be a major part of the role.

Duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Develop lead opportunities by contacting known targets, qualifying these accounts and collecting information that includes names, titles, addresses, phone numbers, email, opt-ins, related activity, budget and competitive information
  • To make outbound calls to obtain qualified leads, raise status to trusted advisor and develop opportunities for your sales team assisting in generating new business opportunities
  • To support sales team in calendar management, company introductions and itinerary preparation
  • To follow up marketing campaigns and events to generate new prospect leads by telephone, identifying and qualifying opportunities for new business
  • To attend sales meetings and to meet key performance indicators
  • Customer research to understand levels of satisfaction and perceptions of the Company, its products and services
  • To build effective relationships with potential clients by use of appropriate questioning, clarification and empathy
  • To understand and speak enthusiastically about the company and its products and services to ensure that a professional company and brand image is provided at all times to customers and colleagues
  • Remain focused and work within agreed time constraints whilst managing goals and objectives of multiple projects at the same time

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communication - must possess strong listening skills with the ability to identify problems at an early stage
  • Numerate and literate with the ability to create accurate, prospecting emails
  • A good understanding of IT
  • Ability to network with new company contacts, business partners, customers, and other employees
  • Ability to work flexibly in support of campaigns and call activity, to meet the needs of the business
  • The ability to build and develop strong business relationships internally and most importantly externally
  • The ability to work as part of a talented team and use own initiative
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to work in a fast paced, growing environment
  • Previous sales, telesales or customer service experience would be beneficial but not essential

Personal qualities

  • Organisation - we will support you to be an organised Sales Professional
  • Time Management - the ability to use your judgement in prioritising key tasks is essential
  • Confidence - you will be required to build rapport with prospective clients on the telephone
  • Happy to frequently use the telephone as the main means of communication
  • An ability to communicate in a professional, friendly way, to listen to problems and situations

Desired qualifications

  • A*-C / 9-4 in maths and English or equivalent
  • ICT at GCSE or higher is preferred

Future prospects

  • Although this is an apprentice position, the right candidate will be able to progress their career within a fast passed, technology organisation

Things to consider

  • You will have the opportunityto earn up to £16,000 based on performance
  • Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week), For more information please visit:

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