Tech Sales Engineer Apprentice (AI Automation Ltd) AIAUTOMATION

A Level 3 Tech Sales Engineer Apprentice is required. If you're passionate about sales, technology, and eager to travel while contributing to a start-up environment, reshaping industrial efficiency through OEE and automation equipment, we encourage you to apply. Join us on our journey in shaping the future of the industry!

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Closing date: 20 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary: £18,000 to £25,000 Commission: 10% commission

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 May 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

  • Drive sales of OEE products and automation equipment, emphasising their benefits to potential clients
  • Collaborate closely with the sales team to craft innovative strategies, striving to surpass sales targets
  • Generate proactive sales through proactive-based lead generation
  • Conduct compelling product demonstrations and presentations, effectively conveying the value of our OEE and automation solutions
  • Identify and engage prospective clients, understanding their unique needs and providing tailored solutions
  • Cultivate strong customer relationships, ensuring satisfaction and fostering long-term partnerships

The training you will be getting

Firebrand’s sector-leading Level 3 IT Technical Salesperson Apprenticeship (L3ITTS) trains apprentices to sell their business’ technical products and services.

Apprentices will develop approaches to maintaining good customer relations and winning new business through a thorough understanding of existing and emerging technologies.

Firebrands course is delivered either Online (online live instructor led), or face to face in the classroom environment (your choice). Our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), Learning Mentors (LMs) and world-leading trainers prepare apprentices to work across multiple sectors.

Completion of this apprenticeship will provide learners with the following world class vendor certifications in addition to the IT Technical Sales apprenticeship:

Completion of this apprenticeships will provide the learners with the following world class vendor certifications, in addition to the IT Sales Apprenticeships.

  • Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals (AZ-900)
  • Microsoft Certified 365 Fundamentals (MS-900)
  • Masterclass 1 - Engaging the customer
  • Masterclass 2 - Negotiation Skills
  • Masterclass 3 - Becoming the next top seller

Key areas covered are:

  • Communication skills
  • Customer service
  • IT Infrastructures
  • Effective Sales Techniques (Negotiation, Objection Handling & Closing)
  • Data Security
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Offers a permanent role upon completion of the apprenticeship, depending on performance
  • Progress to a Junior Sales Engineer with increases in pay grade
  • Prime location in Central Manchester, offering access to a vibrant work environment
  • Highly competitive commission-based bonus structure, recognising and rewarding your sales achievements
  • Engage with cutting-edge technology in the industrial sector, specializing in OEE and automation equipment
  • Opportunities for hands-on learning, growth, and professional development
  • Collaborative and innovative work culture, offering autonomy and the chance to make a tangible impact

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Enthusiasm for sales, Passion for excelling, Ability to collaborate, Confident, Identify how to improve, Organised and structured, Eagerness to learn, Proactive and can-do attitude


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSE's including English and Maths (Grade (A*-C/9-4 or equivalent)) Essential

About the employer

Ai Automation is a technology company founded in 2019 with an aim to improve the competitiveness of UK manufacturing. Ai Automation has been awarded a prestigious Innovate UK Smart Grant and is looking to expand its customer base. Specialists in camera inspection and robotics applications and offers turnkey automation projects for end users in the UK and aboard. Servicing clients with a range of unique products such as Siemens, Allen Bradley and Schnieder Electrics and many more amongst their satisfied client base.




Unit 14

Sheffield Street


M1 2ND

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Training provider


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


Jack Taylor

0113 3500 333

Apprenticeship standard

IT technical salesperson

Level 3 (A level)

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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