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Apprentice Business Development and Sales Support J2744Ref Num: J2744

Vacancy Details

Employer Name: South West Apprenticeship Company
Contact Details
Contact: Administration Team
Telephone: 01452 733962
Email: applications@theswac.org.uk
Full Description of Vacancy:
We have an exciting role for someone looking to start their career in Business Development and Sales. Working for a new business based in central Bristol who supplies machine spare parts to serve crucial manufacturing industries such as Precision Engineering, Injection Moulding, Metal Fabrication and many more. You will be responsible for prospecting new business as well as the post sales process. The role will include on the job training and development with an experienced team whilst working towards a recognised qualification.
Key responsibilities:
  • Prospecting new customers 
  • Qualifying new internet enquiries 
  • Preparing quotes for customers and following these up
  • Managing time effectively by planning and organising daily tasks
  • Taking ownership for sales and customer follow up
  • With support of your colleagues you will learn the products and suppliers of products to the business
  • Undertaking market research to source the best priced products 
  • Taking responsibility for deals and pricing. This will be supported with full training
  • Experience in MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally together with an excellent telephone manner 
  • Strong organisational and time management skills 
  • Confident building relationships and rapport with both colleagues and customers
  • Ability to work well in a small team and be a team player
  • Confident, positive outlook with a can-do attitude 
  • High energy
  • Works on own initiative
  • Motivated to succeed, hit targets and learn
  • Self-starter with a keen interest in a career in business development and sales
Qualifications required:
GCSE grades A*to C (grades 5 to 9) in English and Mathematics or equivalent
40 hours per week
Monday to Friday 
8.30am to 5pm with ½ hour for lunch
£6.00 per hour (£240 per week)
Skills Required: Ability to learn Can plan and organise Problem solver Team player Good communicator
Qualifications Required: GCSE grades A*to C (grades 5 to 9) in English and Mathematics or equivalent
Personal Qualities:


Common sense
Honesty and Integrity
Additional Detail
Reality Check: There will be a lot to learn in the role and initially the training will be intensive so you must have a genuine enthusiasm to learn and develop
Supplementary Application Form Questions
Question 1: What do you want to achieve during your apprenticeship?
Question 2: Why are you looking for a career in Sales?
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