IT Sales Apprentice (Blowfish Technology Ltd) BLOWFISH TECHNOLOGY LTD

Join our team as a motivated IT Sales Apprentice, specializing in the sales of IT Services. The role has excellent career opportunities to progress rapidly. Situated in Ormskirk, this position offers the chance to contribute to a leading MSP in the NW, with a highly competitive commission-based bonus structure.

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Closing date: 22 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Develop, grow, and expand Blowfish’s client base by telemarketing, networking, marketing, appointments via Teams/Zoom and arranging face to face meetings
  • To be able to communicate coherently at all levels, verbally, and written
  • Assess client’s IT needs to make recommendations to pitch products, solutions, and services with combination packages
  • Demonstrates IT solutions and packages to highlight product benefits
  • Negotiate sales, package discounts, and long-term contracts with new clients
  • Provides account management for onboarded new clients
  • Completes internal sales and workflow documentation ensuring correct sales information and contracts are processed prior to and during onboarding process
  • Updates calendar daily as to appointments for Zoom, Teams, Skype, WebEx or, face to face meetings and on the CRM
  • To update and manage ConnectWise Manage (CRM) logging contact information, tasks, opportunities, and contracts accordingly
  • To understand and achieve internal KPI’s for lead generation and sales
  • To grow month in month out your new business pipeline for IT and Telecoms
  • To achieve internal KPI’s for contracts logged for IT support contracts & telecoms contracts
  • To understand internal workflow procedures for processing of documents and contracts
  • To grow all onboarded accounts, upselling and reselling where possible, increasing sale opportunities and pipeline within your base clients

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:

  • Masterclass 1 - Engaging the Customer
  • Masterclass 2 - Negotiation Skills
  • Masterclass 3 – Becoming the next top seller
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals
  • Microsoft 365 Fundamentals

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

  • The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Enthusiasm for sales, Passion for excelling, Collaborative skills, Resilient, Persistent, Strong motivation


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

Things to consider

• After 16 months option of a car allowance or company car. • Highly competitive commission-based bonus structure, recognizing and rewarding your sales achievements. • Opportunities for hands-on learning, growth, and professional development. • Collaborative and innovative work culture, offering autonomy and the chance to make a tangible impact. • Private Medical Care Scheme

About the employer

Blowfish Technology Ltd is a rocket ship in the tech sector, that is going through an exciting period of growth. Founded by two brothers in 2012 it services some of the leading companies in the SME and larger corporations. Providing a full portfolio of professional services the company are experts in Managed IT Services, Cyber Protection, M365 & SharePoint, Cloud Services, IT Consultancy.




2 Hattersley Court



L39 2AY

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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


Raymond Duke

0203 834 2872

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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