Sales Support Apprentice - 11654 Aberdeen Asset Management Plc

The UK Sales Support function supports the UK Wholesale distribution team. Reporting to the Head of team, this candidate will provide support to Business Development team members whose primary role is to represent Aberdeen Asset Management with the firm’s external clients.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    9am - 5:30pm Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main Duties 

  • Provide the team with information support and produce presentations/sales materials
  • Following up on client meeting action points
  • Coordination of both internal and client meetings
  • Managing prioritisation of and reporting on sales leads
  • Support sales team members whilst they are out seeing clients
  • Complete Salesforce entries and ensure accurate record keeping is maintained
  • Assist with marketing campaigns for new business initiatives
  • Create regular and ad hoc management reports for internal distribution

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Qualities/ requirements 

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills: both verbal and written
  • High motivation and enthusiasm 
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in a new environment  
  • Willingness to learn 
  • Ability to work well within a team environment and also on own initiative
  • Competent with Microsoft Office programmes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

Personal qualities

Someone with an enthusiastic and professional attitude and a commitment to learning new skills.

Qualifications required

•    Educated to at least A Level or equivalent level

Future prospects

92% of QA Apprentices secure permanent employment after finishing their apprenticeship. Additionally there may be opportunities to undertake further apprenticeship training as many of our programs offer on-going development tracks.

Things to consider

Aberdeen offers an excellent opportunity for a School / College leaver, looking to establish a career within the Asset Management Industry, working in our UK Wholesale, Sales Support team. This role is a 24 month fixed term contract apprenticeship and as part of the apprenticeship the candidate will sit a Level 3 apprenticeship in Business Admin. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the job requirements, management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties from particular jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.

About the employer

Employer Description This is a full-service, pure-play asset management group, focused on meeting the worldwide investment needs of institutions, private investors and the advisers who serve them. Formed in 1983, we operate in 25 countries, managing assets of £302.7 billion as at 31 December 2016. Listed on the London Stock Exchange since 1991, we are one of Europe’s largest public, pure-play investment managers. We manage investment across the full spectrum of asset classes and geographic markets – including equities, fixed income, property and alternative assets. Based in or close to the markets in which we invest, we are dedicated to first-hand research to deliver the investment returns that enable our clients to achieve their financial goals.


Aberdeen Asset Management Plc



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Training provider

Approximately 3% of training takes place in the QA learning centre classroom. 17% is done in the workplace, through workplace units, face-to-face meetings with your QA Assessor, or developing your portfolio. The remaining time will be spent on your workplace activity.

Apprenticeship framework

Business and Administration

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by QA Limited


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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017