A Sales Executive apprentice would be working in either the business to business or business to consumer markets with responsibility to sell a specific product line or service. The apprentice would plan their sales activities, prepare sales presentations, lead the end-to-end sales interaction with the customer, and manage their sales internally within their organisation. They will be responsible for retaining and growing a number of existing customer accounts, and generating new business by contacting prospective customers, qualifying opportunities and bringing the sales process to a mutually acceptable close.
A Sales Executive apprentice would understand their organisation’s product(s) or service(s) in detail and is an expert at analysing customer needs, creating solutions by selecting appropriate product(s) or service(s), linking their features and benefits to the customer’s requirements and negotiating with the customer to achieve a win- win solution.
Typically, employers are looking for candidates with four GCSEs level 4 and above, college graduates and university graduates are also welcome to apply. If you have a similar qualification, please get in touch with us to discuss this further (0115 975 9550).
If the apprentice does not have the required level 2 (GCSE 4-9) English and Maths when undertaking the apprenticeship Remit can support with a functional Skills course to ensure they have the necessary level before undertaking their end point assessment.
The apprentice would be earning at least the national minimum wage
This apprenticeship typically takes 18 months to complete
This is a level 4 apprenticeship – which is equivalent to a foundation degree. Apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications that are highly valued by employers.
An apprenticeship gives the apprentice the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification while developing their skills and experience in a full-time paid job.
The final, end point assessment is completed in the last few months of the apprenticeship. It is
- Work-based project
- Presentation, including a sales pitch, with questions and answers
- Professional discussion supported by a portfolio of evidence, including; a structured Q&A session and an exploratory discussion
During the apprenticeship the apprentice will have day to day support from their employer and have a dedicated Remit Development Coach who will visit them in their workplace to give regular 1-2-1 training and support.