Sales Executive Apprentice - Vehicle Sales J D S TRUCKS LTD

Renault Trucks is recognized as one of the European leaders in the manufacture of Heavy Trucks and provision of Transport Solutions. You will initially generate sales/rental leads for the Sales Team, you will build the skills, knowledge and drive to help us achieve our ambitious goals and targets and become a great sales executive.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Commission will be 10% of the gross profit from the sale of a vehicle

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30 pm Lunch 12.30pm – 1.30pm Occasional out of hours dependent on client and business needs.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Main Tasks:

  • Actively prospect for new business
  • Communicate basic truck information to potential customers
  • Maintain relationships with existing customers
  • Able to work effectively with the CRM system & regularly update data
  • Meet with key internal contacts for regular business review meetings & exchange relevant information
  • Attend & support customer events as & when required, this may include events outside of normal working hours when required in order to maximise opportunities which could lead to profitable growth within the business
  • Maintain regular contact & working relationships with Aftermarket & Sales Directors & Dealerpoint Managers
  • Actively participate in the CAT meetings for your territory
  • Ensure that conduct & appearance is in a business-like manner in keeping with the Renault Truck image
  • Work in accordance with Volvo Group UK standards of H&S, safety, quality & environmental care
  • Any other duties that may be reasonably request

Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Dedication to helping customers
  • Team work
  • Highest standards of integrity
  • Innovation
  • Energy and passion
  • Respect for others
  • Accountability for own actions
  • Work to a high standard of integrity
  • Customer focus
  • Time management
  • Business acumen
  • Organisational agility
  • Drive for results
  • Presentation skills
  • Peer relationships – team player
  • Maintain a work life balance

The training you will be getting

You will be undertaking the Sales Executive Level 4 Programme, which will be delivered to you by Mercuri International UK. Mercuri are Global Leaders in Sales and Leadership Training and are a Business Improvement Consultancy. 

Functional skills if required.

The duration of the programme is approximately 18 months in duration. Training is delivered through a series of themed workshops, live virtual learning, coaching through 1:1 sessions with your nominated coach who will support you for the duration of your journey, we support you with directed online learning and face-to-face training when we are able. 

The training and theory are designed to be relevant and applicable to your day-to-day role, it will challenge you and push to you achieve excellence in performance. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Permanent job role with additional monitory reward upon successful completion of apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4) Desired
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade Any) Desired
Other Degree (Grade 2:2) Desired

Things to consider

Career development and support from day one Opportunities to collaborate with a wide and varied number of functions across the business and the ability to learn new skills A dynamic working environment offering attractive working conditions.

About the employer

Established in 1965 award-winning JDS Trucks & Vans is one of the largest Renault Truck & Van dealerships in the UK. We are committed to providing our customers with the highest quality service. With three branches in the North West we put our customers first by working together as partners, building lifelong relationships and providing a first class service throughout the lifetime of a vehicle. Buying a vehicle simply signals the start of your journey with JDS - we support out clients every step of the way, offering guidance and assistance when it comes to parts and servicing.








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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


Bernadette Stone


Apprenticeship standard

Sales executive

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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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