An exciting 18 month Sales Apprenticeship, where you'll be given a real job with responsibility, accountability and delegation. We are the heart of construction, transforming it into a more sustainable future and we are looking for you to be part of our movement to grow, innovate and develop together to create continuous value.

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

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    A competitive starting salary, with annual pay rises Competitive pension and 33 days’ holiday per year (including bank holidays) Career development and support from day one

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 8.00am - 6.00pm, depending on shift pattern.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    22 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Throughout your apprenticeship you'll be given a tailored training plan to work through, supported by both your allocated Mentor and your Manager. On a day to day basis you'll be given greater exposure to your division and the roles of your team members. 

Typical placements could include:

  • Planning your own sales activities, leading the end-to-end sales interaction with the customer and managing your sales internally within Aggregate Industries
  • Responsibility for retaining and growing a number of existing customer accounts, and generating new business by contacting prospective customers, qualifying opportunities and bringing the sales process to a mutually acceptable close
  • You will develop customer relationships by establishing rapport and building trust and confidence in your own capabilities through demonstration of detailed product knowledge, competitor knowledge and an understanding of the market in which they operate, and by ensuring a positive customer experience.

Various locations: South West, South East, Scotland, Midlands and North West.

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

The successful candidate will study a Level 4 Sales Executive higher apprenticeship with Mercuri. This has been created by commercial experts to ensure sales professionals have the knowledge, skills and behaviours to sell successfully, consistently and ethically through the most effective channels.

The integrated blended learning approach not only supports and engages different learner styles it also supports remote learning whilst gaining the skills on the job. 

You will complete the following 10 modules:

  • Induction
  • Vision, Value and Capability
  • Understanding Customer Needs
  • Customer and Market Understanding
  • The Sales Person
  • Sales Planning
  • Presenting Solutions
  • Negotiating, Handling Objections and Closing
  • Pro-activity and Relationship Building
  • Financial Understanding


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The learning doesn’t stop there, throughout the apprenticeship you're given the opportunity to attend various development interventions organised by the Company’s Learning and Development Team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Number skills, Logical


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4 /C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4 /C) Essential
Other 2 A levels equating to 80 UCAS points or higher (Grade Grade 4 /C) Essential

About the employer

Aggregate Industries is one of the leading building materials suppliers in the UK! Our mission is to become the UK leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, and you can help us get there. With over 200 sites and around 3,700 dedicated employees, we offer a full range of construction products to help our partners work sustainably, safely, professionally and profitably. Home to everything from aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete, cement and precast concrete products, we also produce, import and supply construction materials, export aggregates and carry out national road surfacing and contracting solutions. We’re a proud member of Holcim, which is the leading global building materials and solutions company with around 70,000 employees in over 80 countries. It holds leading positions in all regions with a balanced portfolio of developing and mature markets.




High Road

Nether Kellet



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Sales executive

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023