Sales Support Apprentice Philips Lighting Controls

A market leader in the connected world of Smart Home, the Philips Consumer team is looking to expand with the addition of an Apprentice who will support the further elevation of the brand within Amazon UK, alongside strong focus on Luminaires and LED.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    08.30-16.45hrs Monday-Thursday 08.30-16.15 Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    19 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available


  • Supporting the Amazon Key Account Manager in the creation of driving sales, increasing revenue and meeting targets.
  • Contributing to improving market share and customer base.
  • Identifying online pricing challenges and competitor behaviours.
  • Providing support, coordinating and managing specific sales projects.
  • Building customer relationships enhancing the connections between Philips Lighting and the customer.
  • Attending client meetings and assisting where required.
  • Creating reports to support data analysis on Amazon (seller reporting, campaign).
  • In addition, an apprentice will attend weekly workshops and complete necessary coursework and assessments at college.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Solid IT skills including Microsoft Office, in Excel PowerPoint and Word
  • Passion for enhancing their own business and commercial knowledge and skills
  • Excellent communicator and negotiation skills
  • Ability to use numbers for various calculations and pricing
  • Proactive approach
  • Focused on winning business

Personal qualities

  • Fast learner and reliable
  • Able to stay calm in a challenging environment
  • High energy and enthusiastic
  • A can-do-attitude and a willingness to help


Qualifications required

5 GCSE's (or equivalent) grade A* - C to include Maths, English and ICT.

Future prospects

Possibility of becoming permanent

Things to consider

Please ensure that you are able to commute to the employer and also the college, which is based in Farnborough.

About the employer

At Philips Lighting, we’ve been revolutionizing lighting for over 125 years, bringing electric light to everyone and leading the way in LED. Now, as the global leader in lighting, we are extending our leadership into connected lighting systems and the Internet of Things. In today’s digital age, lighting is being redefined. It’s no longer just about illuminating. It’s about connecting, responding and transforming. We are at the forefront of this wave of innovation and we’re developing technologies and systems that are changing how people see and experience their world. Lighting really can make an impact on people’s lives. And you can help us make it happen. Join the leading lighting company for the digital world, and help us unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world.


Philips Lighting Controls


Philips Centre

Guildford Business Park



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Training provider

On and off the job training to complete a level 3 diploma in business and administration with Farnborough College of Technology.

Where appropriate, functionals skills workshops and exams in English, Maths and ICT.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Farnborough College of Technology


Fran Egerton 01252 407448

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017