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Sales and Marketing Assistant Apprentice PARAGON TRAINING (UK) LTD

As a Sales Executive Apprentice you will develop your knowledge and skills in end-to-end sales interaction as part of a leading UK provider of Health and Safety training programmes. You will also generate new business by contacting prospective customers, qualifying opportunities and bringing the sales process to a mutually acceptable close.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    We are willing to be flexible with the wage offered and there is no upper limit on the starting salary we will offer to a candidate with suitable potential. Commission scheme available based on achieving set targets.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm and Friday, 9am to 4pm.

    Total hours per week: 36.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

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.

As a Sales Executive Apprentice, you will be responsible for:

  • Leading the end-to-end sales interaction with an allocated customer portfolio
  • Managing sales internally within the organisation
  • Retaining and growing a number of existing customer accounts
  • Generating new business by contacting prospective customers, qualifying opportunities and bringing the sales process to a mutually acceptable close
  • Working to targets and sales forecasts
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the services provided by Paragon Training
  • 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.

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

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be awarded a Level 4 Sales Executive apprenticeship standard. Achievement of the standard meets the eligibility requirements for Sales Certification at Level 4 with the Institute of Sales Professionals (ISP).

Throughout your time as an apprentice, you will be supported by a dedicated BPIF Training Coordinator. Delivery will take place via a series of online workshops, complimented by one-to-one sessions with your allocated Training Coordinator to ensure progress. As an apprentice, you will undertake ‘off-the-job’ training to develop the required knowledge, skills and behaviours of the apprenticeship standard.

Modules covered include:

  • Customer need analysis and rapport building
  • Digital skills and social selling
  • Sales knowledge and principles
  • Effective negotiation

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, we aim to employ the apprentice as a permanent member of staff. Opportunities will be provided to further develop your professional career within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent IT or Technology (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

We are looking for a candidate to start as soon as possible.

About the employer

Paragon Training specialises in producing up-to-date and comprehensive health and safety training video packages. We supply a professional range of safety video training programmes - with over 4,000 different health and safety videos available. We offer our clients a plethora of safety training solutions including safety training Videos, a variety of E-Learning, PowerPoints & Posters, while we can also provide an in-depth consultancy service incorporating appropriate safety training courses. We have over 20 years’ experience supporting apprentices to develop their skills and careers, with many progressing to high level roles in successful companies.




Suite 8

Crystal House

New Bedford Road


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Training provider



Lucy Kirkbride

Apprenticeship standard

Sales executive

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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