• £17,500.00

This is a great opportunity to build a career in business development with an organisation that cares and looks after its staff. The successful candidates will support the UK Sales Manager by providing end-to-end sales interaction with new and existing customers, and managing sales internally within the Company.

Desired skills

- Effective written and oral communication skills
- An ability to work with a range of internal/external people
- Excellent attention to detail
- An ability to be proactive and forward thinking
- An ability to work as part of a team
- An ability to challenge ways of working, systems and procedures
- Logical & creative thinking

Personal qualities

- A positive attitude and committed to learning, personal development
- A positive approach to customer service
- Commitment to team and partnership working
- Thorough and organised approach
- Ability to work to tight deadlines
- Proactive, hardworking and enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

- GCSE grades A* to C /9-4 including English and Mathematics


- Either have or expect to achieve 2 A Levels Grades A-C (or equivalent qualifications) Customer Services, Business Studies or similar subjects

Future prospects

There are further opportunities for development within the role. We will be looking to develop a suitable candidate on to a Key Account Manager position, which is primarily to proactively maximise sales opportunities wherever possible, with a rapid, first-class service.

Things to consider

The role is computer based, will involve taking and making telephone calls and can be incredibly busy.
Customer service is the most important aspect of this role.

Important Other Information

Completion of the Sales Executive Level 4 standard

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(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

96% of our apprentices agree that they are happy with their course.*

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

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