Apprentice Sales Executive



Training Provider:


Annual wage £20,000.00
37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday 9am to 5:30pm (with an hour for lunch)
duration: 18 months
start: 2 January 2020
BS11 0DD
Higher(level 4-7)
Sales Executive Level 4 (Higher national Certificate) (apprenticeship standard)
30 November 2019 (application closing date)
Macfarlane Group PLC is the UK’s largest packaging distributor and we are seeking to hire an apprentice Sales Executive to join our established sales team at our site in Avonmouth. We are eager to welcome a new colleague into our local team and help them to develop and flourish within the business, the aim being to secure a permanent contract.


What will the apprentice be doing?

·         Learn & develop understanding of the business, customers, markets and the products and solutions that Macfarlane Packaging can offer

·         Obtain a firm grasp of the sales process, learning various techniques and an appreciation of what makes an effective sales professional

·         Act as the lead point of contact for your allocated regional customer portfolio, delivering excellent standards of customer service at all times. 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Lots of on the job training (first 6 months spent internally at our local office, learning our systems/processes, customers and products, shadowing other sales team members etc. This will be accompanied by structured sales theory training via a recognised provider for the delivery of Sales apprenticeship (Level 4) 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

An official award of the level 4 certificate in sales alongside professional accreditation to the APS (Associate of Professional Sales). Our intention, all being well is to also award a permanent contract of employment as Sales Executive to the apprentice upon successful completion of the contract. 

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Desired
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