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Sales Apprentices equip themselves with the necessary knowledge and learn/improve the skills required for pursuing a career in sales. They provide assistance to the sales associate or manager with promoting and selling the products/services to the existing and prospective clients and customers. They make telephone calls and also visit the potential buyers in person.
The eligibility requirements for Sales Apprenticeships vary for different employers but most companies ask for a set number of GCSEs and grades. The applicants must fulfil the required qualifications criteria and need to have the ambition for sales. Candidates with attention to detail and excellent communication and customer service skills are preferred.
The Sales Apprenticeships in the UK are available at different levels like 2, 3, 4,5, 6, and 7. The level 2 apprenticeships are equivalent to having 5 good GCSEs as it is an intermediate level of training. Level 3 involves advanced learning and is equivalent to two passes at A-level. Levels 4 and 5 are equal to a foundation degree.
Currently, there are plenty of Sales Apprentice jobs in different industries ranging from technology to automobile, retail, food, and more. Sales Apprentices are likely to stay in demand because the companies need sales reps and executives that receive professional training to improve their knowledge and skills prior to starting their career in sales.
The monthly Sales Apprentice salary varies based on the factors like the employer, industry, working hours, and per-hour wage. Overall, the Sales Apprentices are paid well. Improve the prospects of landing a job in the UK’s sales industry by getting alerts for the vacancies you are interested in. Sign into Simply Sales Jobs!
Sales Apprentices get training from dedicated sales leaders who guide and provide feedback regarding the knowledge and skills essential for developing a sales career. The apprentices learn ways to maximise sales, penetrate markets and handle the challenging and difficult situations and problems when selling to the clients and customers. They are trained on how to work through customer perceptions that affect the business. They are given on-job training in the tried and tested selling techniques with areas spanning commercial and financial acumen, customer needs analysis, and digital skills. Promoting and selling the products/services to potential buyers and securing orders is in the Sales Apprentice job description.
The routine responsibilities of Sales Apprentices include making telephone calls and visiting the existing and prospective customers in person to present and pitch the offerings. They create a customer value plan by highlighting the profile and value opportunities. They gather information for developing potential leads and expedite the resolution of customer issues and complaints. They prepare reports on buyer needs, interests, competitive activities, and prospects for upcoming products/services. The apprentices draft proposals and quotations for the current and potential customers/clients. They plan and develop personal sales strategies considering the essential factors. They can be asked to attend networking events for exploring new possibilities.
Effective communication skills both verbal and written are required for the job to interact with the customers and prepare different documents. Understanding the sales process and having industry knowledge is a must-have for Sales Apprenticeships. Customer service skills will help with providing genial and proactive support to existing and prospective clients. Individuals with enthusiasm to build a sales career and a can-do attitude will better fit in the role. Keen attention to detail will help in getting the different tasks done with precision. Searching for a sales job in the UK? Create a profile on Simply Sales Jobs without uploading tons of information!