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Apprentice Sales Executive

Evolve Centre, Cygnet Way, Houghton Le Spring, DH4 5QY
£222.00 - £444.00 per week
Closing date
4 Feb 2022

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Sales / Customer Service
Consulting & Business Services
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
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Overview of Role:

To develop, manage and grow new and existing business in support of the company's business and growth plans. Sales will be generated in a multitude of methods including social media campaigns, google ad's, email campaigns, talking over the phone, LinkedIn and meeting people face to face. The post holder will gather a vast network of contacts over the period of the apprenticeship developing skills and learning the best ways to generate business.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Establish sales objectives with your mentor
  • Identify potential clients, and the decision makers within the client organisation
  • Plan approaches and pitches with your mentor and utilising the skills from the apprenticeship
  • Research and build relationships with new clients
  • Use social media including LinkedIn
  • Post Google Ad's and use other marketing tools to promote the business
  • Use the CRM system to record activities and keep diary entries
  • Cold call as appropriate to generate a pipeline of opportunities
  • Email information to potential clients
  • Generate quotes and follow up on these to see if sales can be progressed
  • Work with your mentor to achieve your goals
  • Use a variety of styles to persuade or negotiate appropriately
  • Attend industry functions, such as association events and conferences, and provide feedback and information on market and creative trends
  • Identify opportunities for campaigns, services, and distribution channels that will lead to an increase in sales

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Negotiation skills
  • Planning & reporting
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain lasting relationships
  • Have strong oral and written communication skills and a track record of winning business
  • Project planning skills
  • Prioritisation
  • Work to targets and deadlines, both independently and as part of a team
  • Work under pressure when required

Personal qualities

  • Self motivated
  • Resiliant
  • Good work ethic

Desired qualifications

  • Grade A* - C / 9-4 grade or equivalent in maths and English

Future prospects

  • Potential full time position available upon completition of apprenticeship

Things to consider

  • Starting wage: £6 an hour rising to £12 under the apprenticeship scheme as experience progresses, after the scheme a full time job is available with commission

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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