IT Technical Sales Apprentice

From £7,800 to £7,800 per annum £200 per week
12 Apr 2017
12 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Benefits of the Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme·Microsoft Partner Apprentices believe they can earn 38% more as a result of completing an apprenticeship

·Faster career track, increased opportunities with a clear training roadmap to develop your skills further

·Employment experience, on up to date technology giving you a big advantage over the traditional college route

·Earn while you learn

·Graduation ceremony at Microsoft Headquarters, potential for Microsoft Apprentice of the year awards

·50% of today’s jobs require some technology skills, experts says that will increase to 77% in the next decade, stand out from the crowd with a Microsoft Partner Apprenticeship

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Job SpecificationThe Opportunity

The Microsoft Apprenticeship Programme are offering this exciting new apprenticeship opportunity for a 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 sales team within a company with nearly 40 years of experience in retail, business and education sectors, with the chance to learn their consultative approach with technical training and to develop your own career pathway.

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 IT with also a 2 day induction at the Microsoft HQ, starting your professional career in the industry.

For more details, keep reading…

Duties and Responsibilities

You would learn the company’s consultative approach and be given technical training to enhance profitable sales and customer satisfaction.

Your journey would begin within the consumer sales team dealing with walk-in customers, proactive telemarketing and retail business-to-business opportunities.

You will be shown how to consider all aspects of how to attract customers - in store marketing, outbound marketing and social media, etc.

Using a consultative sales approach, you will develop a transferrable skillset that will hone and enhance your sales abilities and look to master the craft.

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

·You will be optimistic, focused, resilient and confident.

Future Prospects

The company provides pan-industry IT products and solutions so the sales opportunities and career pathways are endless. 

Training to be provided

You will be enrolled onto the Microsoft Technical Sales Apprenticeship and work towards gaining MTA qualifications in Cloud Fundamentals as well as a City & Guilds Level 3 ICT Diploma, gaining an understanding of the sales process, interpersonal communications, planning, making and closing calls, objection handling and meeting objectives.

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. 


Weekly Wage: £200 per week (plus opportunities for bonus, commission and incentives) – earn while you learn

Daily Working Hours: 9.15am-6pm 5 days per week (40 hour week), 45 minutes for lunch, rotation of Saturday working and day off during the week