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Apprentice Sales Executive (Level 4 - Sales Executive Apprenticeship) SEVERN TRENT SERVICES OPERATIONS UK LIMITED

Our apprenticeships are a great way to earn & learn! As well as gaining a formal qualification through your apprenticeship, you’ll get a real job from day one and after your apprenticeship! Working on your own personal development, you’ll also make a lasting difference to our customers & communities, not just for now, but far into the future.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 04 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    *25 days holiday + bank holidays *Annual bonus scheme based on company performance *Annual salary increases *Flexible benefits include: Buy/sell holiday, Pension scheme up to 15% employer contributions, discounted shares, 2 paid volunteering days

  • Working week

    A typical working week for this role is usually Monday to Friday 9am-5pm Total hours per week: 37 *Your apprenticeship will include block periods of training and study

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Let's cut straight to it:

Want to do the best work of your life? Playing your part in making a big difference to the environment and communities we serve. Our people make Severn Trent a truly exciting and inclusive place to work – a place where you can be yourself and let your skills shine.  

We have an amazing opportunity for someone to join the Severn Trent Services commercial team through an 18 month apprenticeship programme

  • What we're looking for:

Are you looking to start your career or possibly make a career change? Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit, and enjoy a challenge? Are you outgoing and have strong relationship building skills?

* In this role you could be meeting with external clients and marketing events one day

* Pulling data trends and managing tight timelines the next day.

* We are looking for someone who wants to learn, and take ownership of their own development in this fast paced commercial sales environment.  

  • Let's tell you more:

You will need to be self motivated, and a strong relationship builder who can manage deadlines. This opportunity sits within our Severn Trent Services business, a commercial arm of the Severn Trent Group. You’ll get to learn all about our water and wastewater services and how to retain and grow the number of existing customer accounts we have, generating new business by contacting and building trusted relationships with prospective customers

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Within our Water Hygiene team you will complete this Level 4 Sales Executive Apprenticeship, allowing you to develop the skills & experience required to become an expert Sales Executive Manager.

You’ll combine on-the-job learning with formal, nationally recognised development training.
A Personal Development Plan will help drive your career progression, set, agreed & regularly reviewed with your line manager

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

At the end of your training, as long as you pass your end point assessment and have met your performance targets throughout your Apprenticeship, you will be offered an opportunity in a permanent role with us.
You’ll take up a Sales Executive Manager role where you’ll get to make a real difference.

  • How we'll reward and care for you in return:

It’s not just a job you’ll get here, you’ll get a career too. We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live.  

Here’s some of our favourites: 

·         Annual bonus scheme of up to 15% of your annual salary, based on company performance

·         25 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)  

·         Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)

·         Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent PLC shares at a discounted rate

·         Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’  

·         Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers

·         Family friendly policies  

·         Two volunteering days per year  

As if that isn’t enough, you’ll receive an annual salary increase whilst your on programme and you’ll also get an increase when you move into your first job. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Non judgemental


Other Maths & English (Grade Functional skills Level 2) Desired

Things to consider

*Due to the nature and travel required in this role, applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driving license. *Individuals without level 2 English & Maths will need to achieve this prior to completing the apprenticeship. *Due to the nature of some of our contracts you will be required to achieve full security clearance.

About the employer

This opportunity sits within our Severn Trent Services business, a commercial arm of the Severn Trent Group. Severn Trent Services provide water and waste services to companies nationwide, including the MoD and The Coal Authority




Severn Trent Centre

2 St John's Street




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Sales executive

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

Full details are included on the Severn Trent website, there are 3 key areas - Application, Online Assessment Exercises, Assessment Centre (Zoom) Applications are now open & may remain open longer than stated above, the expected start date of 26th September 2022 is subject to change. Please visit our website to apply. If successful in the online assessments, you will be in a pool of people to consider inviting to an assessment centre and will let you know after applications close

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Sep 2022