This is an exciting opportunity to generate and pursue new sales leads and opportunities, progressing financially viable opportunities through to the securing of customer orders whilst working towards a Level 4 Sales Executive qualification.

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Closing date: 14 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £25-£30K (depending on experience)

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 8am - 6pm with 1 hour lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    07 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

External Sales

  • Generating and responding to Sales Leads and proactively contacting clients to establish rapport and arrange meetings.
  • Researching relevant organisations and individuals to find new opportunities.
  • Increasing the value of current customers in addition to attracting new ones.
  • Finding and developing potential new markets.
  • Attending conferences and meetings towards improving sales and generating new leads.
  • Developing quotes and proposals for clients.
  • Conversion of Leads to sales contracts to meet or exceed sales targets.
  • Attend client site visits, and with SKAM, KAM, Project Manager and/or Designer as required, to undertake site surveys.

Internal Processes

  • Accountable for checking/obtaining sign-off with SKAM, Design and Projects, in accordance with current processes and limits of authority, to ensure the accurate pricing of tenders for work with agreed profit margins, and within operational capability.
  • Timely entry of leads into CRM system together with communication to Line Manager, Projects and Finance Team of Leads that are being progressed towards a potential contract.
  • Production of Sales reports as required.
  • Complete all mandatory assigned training courses within timeframe allocated and continually maintain professional knowledge. You are responsible for ensuring that all CSCS cards, similar scheme or competency cards that you are required to hold are maintained.
  • Maintain good communications with clients and colleagues, responding in a timely manner to emails, text messages or phone calls, and ensuring relevant information is passed on quickly. Attend and set up internal meetings as required.
  • Quality, Health, Safety, Welfare and the Environment (QHSE). Observe all company QHSE policies, procedures and other instructions and ensure all concerns observed or reported are submitted to the QHSE Compliance department. Notify the office without delay of any incidents, near misses or H&S concerns.
  • Other duties as necessary and directed to meet the needs of the company.

The training you will be getting

  • In addition to gaining practical experience in the role, you will also attain an NVQ Level 4 Sales Executive qualification which will help start your career and give you an insight into the businesses processes and procedures.
  • Our training is all complete remotely via teams with a development coach who will be available for support 24/7.
  • You receive 20% off the job training during this Apprenticeship which is included in your weekly working hours.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Further progression within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Any (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

Company Benefits: Hybrid Working, Life Insurance (Death in Service) of 3 x annual salary, 24 days annual leave (plus B/Hs) – 3 days to be used between Xmas & New Year as company closes down completely, Employee Assistance Programme – free counselling for Mental Health and Personal issues, Summer and Xmas Company Events – food and drink paid for by the company, Free Parking on site.

About the employer

Employer Description The fastest and most efficient for fire suppression is now water mist – and it can be used in almost any indoor environment – even for oil and electrical fires. Fireworks pioneered water mist in the UK 30 years ago, with its first deployments in the food and marine sectors. With our strong focus on customer support and technical expertise, our reputation for quality and reliability has grown along with our business. Industry awards, cutting-edge innovations, major contracts, larger business premises and a growing team of industry professionals have all been part of our journey. Fireworks continues to be the UK’s leading expert in water mist fire protection. Our services have expanded to bring you full support for all your fire protection needs – from consulting and custom-design, to installation and maintenance. We protect a full range of business and government buildings where protecting lives and assets from fire and smoke is critical.







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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




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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