Technical Sales Apprentice

From £7,800 to £7,800 per annum
14 Feb 2017
14 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Opportunity

The Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme are offering this exciting new apprenticeship opportunity for Technical Sales minded individual with the ambition to learn new skills and gain on the job experience.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team of specialists who help build and support businesses throughout the UK and worldwide. With clients based in Birmingham, Tokyo, Dubai and within the UK The Company have reduced the risk of vulnerability for businesses, increased efficiency and improved productivity by becoming an IT Support and Infrastructure for businesses.

You will be a vital asset of the Technical Sales team being the given the chance to earn while you learn whilst excelling on an excellent commission package.

Through the Microsoft Partner Apprenticeship Program, you will receive Microsoft training and accreditation through online learning and practical experience. These qualifications are highly respected and sought after, giving you a fantastic head start to your career in technical sales.

For more details, keep reading…

Duties and Responsibilities:

As a technical sales apprentice your main duties will include:

·Building professional, strategic and productive business relationships through telesales, emails, inbound lead follow-ups and account base.

·Understanding customer needs and requirements

·Consistently achieving profit and KPI’s targets

·Demonstrating significant growth across all accounts and increase the scope of products and services being taken by your target customers

·Researching accounts, identify key players and generate interest
Maintaining and expanding your database of prospects within the assigned territory

·Where applicable route qualified opportunities to the appropriate sales executives for further development and closure

·Team with channel partners to build pipeline and close deals

·Making a high volume of calls per day, working with channel partners, generating interest, qualifying prospects and closing sales

·Build relationships, customer focus and professionalism

·Generate soft leads

Desirable skills:

·You should have GCSE Maths & English at C or above and 3 or 4 other subjects at least. You will have enjoyed school, and you’ll be ready for a new learning environment in the world of work.

·Any interest in one or some of the following is important; Sales, Trouble shooting, adequate knowledge of computers, Microsoft Programmes.

·You will need a good eye for detail with a view to improving results on a daily basis.

·Knowledge of the IT channel would be an advantage but not necessary.

·Ability to hit the ground running

·Strong phone skills and dialing a high volume of calls per day

·Excellent verbal written communications skills

·Strong listening and presentation skills

·Ability to learn about new products in order to establish sales opportunities

·Ability to multi-task, prioritise and manage time effectively

Training to be provided

You will be enrolled on to the Microsoft Technical Sales Apprenticeship and work towards gaining MTA's in Server, Network and Cloud Technologies, as well as a City and Guilds Level 3 ICT Diploma. This apprenticeship is delivered remotely using the very latest Microsoft technologies via a live virtual classroom. This apprenticeship teaches the fundamental core sales skills and techniques for anybody looking to kick-start a career in Technical Sales. 


Location: B18, Birmingham

Weekly Wage: £150 per week £7800 per annum – earn while you learn (Plus Commission TBD)

Daily Working Hours: 37.5 hours a week 09.00am -5.30pm – 1 hr unpaid lunch break.