Sales Apprentice BORDER OFFICE SUPPLIES & SYSTEMS LTD

An Apprentice IT Sales role provides an entry point for individuals looking to start a career in technology sales. Apprentices in this role work closely with experienced sales professionals to learn the fundamentals of selling IT products and solutions.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £16,640.00

    Commission structure when trained

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 17:30.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 May 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000213190

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Responsibilities typically include:

  • Supporting the sales team in lead generation
  • Conducting market research
  • Engaging with customers
  • Assisting in the preparation of sales proposals

The apprentice will gain:

  • Hands-on experience in sales techniques
  • Product knowledge
  • Customer interaction

This role often involves ongoing training and mentorship, offering a pathway for career development within the company.

Overview:

Join our dynamic team as an IT Sales Apprentice and kickstart your career in the exciting world of technology sales. This apprenticeship offers a unique opportunity to learn the ropes of IT sales, gain hands-on experience, and develop essential skills that will pave the way for a successful career in the industry.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Sales Support: Assist the sales team in day-to-day activities, including lead generation, market research, and prospecting potential clients
  • Customer Interaction: Engage with customers to understand their needs and provide information on IT products and solutions
  • Product Knowledge: Learn about our diverse range of IT products and services, staying up-to-date on industry trends and advancements
  • Proposal Creation: Assist in the preparation of sales proposals, quotes, and presentations for clients, ensuring accuracy and alignment with customer requirements
  • Relationship Building: Cultivate positive relationships with clients and internal teams to enhance collaboration and customer satisfaction
  • Sales Techniques: Learn and apply effective sales techniques to promote IT solutions, overcoming objections, and closing deals
  • Training and Development: Participate in ongoing training sessions to enhance product knowledge, sales skills, and industry understanding

The training you will be getting

  • You will receive a training plan that is specific to your qualification, with sessions that are delivered through a combination of face-to-face and remote
  • Additional training for functional skills in English and Maths will be undertaken if needed
  • You will receive monthly visits from your assigned Learning and Development Specialist, who will set you work, monitor your development and wellbeing, and discuss training sessions. They will also prepare you for your End Point Assessment to gain your Customer Service Apprenticeship qualification
  • There is also a five-day teambuilding residential trip that is held in the spring of each year offered to all apprentices on programme

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Growth within the business on successful completion

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Initiative, negotiation skills, Adaptability

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade C or 4 above) Essential
Other Driving License (Grade pass or learning soon) Desired

About the employer

Border Office Supplies & Systems Ltd (BOSS) are a leading provider of office solutions, products and services, and have been operating since 1989. Founded by three directors, the company has set industry benchmarks for its outstanding quality of products, services, and customer service.

Employer

BORDER OFFICE SUPPLIES & SYSTEMS LTD

Address

B O S S HOUSE

THORN BUSINESS PARK

ROTHERWAS

HR2 6SS

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Training

Training provider

HEREFORDSHIRE AND WORCESTERSHIRE GROUP TRAINING ASSOCIATION LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Contact

Hayley Grismond

hayley.grismond@hwgta.org

01432 377010

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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