In response to a challenging recruitment market and in a bid to expand our future sales force, Ci is seeking to attract and develop new talent via a tailored early sales career programme. The programme will span an 18-month period in total, underpinned by a recognised IT Sales qualification.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm. Hybrid working approach - Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays are office working days with Mondays and Fridays optional work from home or office working.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Learners will be placed in one of four sales areas; Defence, Government, Private Sector and Asset Management, and will have exposure to the other sales areas plus a six-week rotation through two support areas; Marketing and Bid Team to gain an all-round understanding of how the business operates.

  • Additional workplace development will be provided via a varied internal and external programme, with training initiatives covering Ci services and products, sector specific insight, the full sales cycle and Ci processes.
  • Soft skill training including communication skills, confidence building, critical thinking, problem solving and speaking confidently will also be provided.
  • A unique element of the programme will be direct exposure and interaction with our Chief Executive Office and Chairman, via a project based approach and an entrepreneurial ‘Dragons Den’ programme and competition.
  • HR will facilitate the programme and expert coaching and mentoring will be available throughout the duration of the programme.

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

Learners will achieve a nationally recognised sales qualification in Level 3 Technical Sales Diploma, awarded by British Computer Society (BCS).

The programme covers areas integral to the success and further development of IT Technical Sales professionals today, such as

  • Enhancing your core skills, knowledge and behaviours
  • Assessing and qualifying sales leads, Database and campaign management
  • Customer experience and technical solutions
  • Solution focused communication
  • Negotiating and closing sales 
  • Future planning and mapping accounts

80% of learning will be achieved on the job with the remainder being achieved through virtual training sessions (and face-to-face where permissible) delivered by the provider. Each session will last between 1 - 1.5 hours.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion of the programme, learners will have the opportunity to take a full-time position with the business in their preferred business unit. Further salary/learning enhancements may be awarded upon reaching key milestones, linked with the apprenticeship and performance.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C (4-9)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C (4-9)) Desired

About the employer

Centerprise International (Ci) was established in 1983 and has almost 40 years of experience and expertise in providing innovative products and services. Our financial strength, and breadth and quality of services offered, together with our enviable record of success in supplying under many framework agreements and winning many government contracts makes Ci one of the leading ICT suppliers. Our cash reserves, recent strategic acquisitions and the quality of contracts held are an assurance of our future growth. Throughout its history, Ci has evolved to meet market demands and now offers Managed Services and Solution Design to complement our own products Ci actively seeks to attract talented ambitious individuals, to nurture and develop through their career with the organisation. The Ci Group comprises of wholly owned companies and a joint venture business, so the opportunity to build a wide and varied career path truly exists. All employees have the opportunity learn from successful, capable business professionals within the organisation, to absorb knowledge and experience first-hand how a thriving business privately owned business operates.




Hampshire International Business

Park Lime Tree Way Chineham


RG24 8GQ


Debbie Milligan


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

IT technical salesperson

Level 3 (A level)

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