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Sales Executive Apprentice PARAGON TRAINING LIMITED

Exciting opportunity for an ambitious sales apprentice with personality and the drive to establish a successful career. The purpose of the role is to generate sales across all platforms. Key responsibilities include proactively generate sales, develop client relationships, update CRM, deal with incoming enquiries and process orders.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 36.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    13 Jan 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number

    VAC001676390

  • Positions

    1 available

The purpose of the role is to generate sales of all Paragon products and services through telephone and email communication and to keep appropriate records on the company’s CRM system.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Proactively source and generate sales
  • Develop and maintain relationships with new and existing customers
  • Update the CRM system
  • Deal promptly and efficiently with customer queries, including telephone and email correspondence
  • Promote and advise on the range to secure sales
  • Process orders and payments
  • Carry out all necessary administrative duties
  • Maintain an up to date product knowledge in order to keep customers informed of our products and services

You will need to be motivated and confident talking to people and learning about the products and services you will be selling. It is a target-orientated role, so you will need to be organised and driven to achieve and exceed your targets. Full support will be provided, both by the team at Paragon Training and your dedicated Mercuri International coach. 

This is a great opportunity to join a well-respected business and take the first step towards an exciting career path.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • As this is an entry apprenticeship role, we are focussed on recruiting on potential
  • We want to see applicants with the right personality, mindset and commitment to learn
  • However, any evidence of previous sales or customer service experience would be looked upon favourably
  • We would also like to see a GCSE grade C/4 in maths and English (or equivalent)

Personal qualities

  • The best fit applicant would be results focussed
  • Ambitious
  • Eager to learn
  • Thrive on building relationships

Desired qualifications

GCSE C or Grade 4 in maths and English (or the equivalent). 

Future prospects

Paragon Training is an established company in a robust market. They believe strongly in developing and growing talent, so an apprentice delivering results will be well placed as further opportunities emerge within the business. Whether or not the successful candidate chooses to stay with Paragon on completion (and it is hoped that they would), they will attain a high standard of qualification delivered by one of the world's leading sales training providers*.

*Mercuri International has been named in two top 20 global listings for sales training companies in 2020, one compiled by Selling Power and the other TrainingIndustry.com 

Things to consider

Please ensure that you are able to travel to the offices before applying. 

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About the employer

Paragon Training Limited is a well-established and highly respected health and safety training and consultancy company, with a 25 year track record of steady growth. They work with an impressive portfolio of clients of all sizes and across many sectors, but including the likes of the NHS, Serco, Kier, DHL and Balfour Beatty. 

With a bank of quality e-learning material, short courses and more than 4,000 stock videos they are the go to 'source centre', offering to help clients understand the full breadth of their H and S training needs and match them to appropriate solutions. 

Paragon understand that their people are their strength and look to recruit, develop and promote those who share their commitment to serving clients. 

Employer

PARAGON TRAINING LIMITED

Address

Crystal House

New Bedford Road

Luton

LU1 1HS

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Training

Training provider

MERCURI INTERNATIONAL (UK) LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Mercuri International UK Ltd

Contact

Alistair Heron 07769 174684 Alistair-heron@mercuri.co.uk

The successful candidate will be supported with a Sales Executive (Level 4) apprenticeship, delivered by Mercuri International, recognised global leaders in sales training and coaching. 

The programme will be 18 months long and delivered one to one, with the apprentice being assigned their own dedicated Mercuri coach. The apprentice will also become an associate member of the Association of Professional Sales, providing access to a further suite of training materials, advice and support for career progression. 

Apprenticeship standard

Sales executive

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)


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