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Sales Executive Apprentice

Reference OA01
Company Address: Manchester, England , M29 8QH
Course Name:
Course Duration: 13 Months
Salary: £22,500
Start Date: 11/12/2023


Based on a solid foundation as one of the UK’s leading nonferrous metal stockholders over the last 40 years, we are now one of the most successful providers of nonferrous metal products in the world covering raw materials, components and sub-assemblies.

Main Duties:

  • Receive enquiries and prepare detailed quotations
  • Assist customers with technical information
  • Ensure deliveries are met on time
  • Maximise order in-take
  • Preparation of daily run sheets
  • General account management
  • Cold calling prospective customers
  • Back-to-back purchasing
  • Marketing activities

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs Grade 4-9 (must include Mathematics and English)

Skills requirements

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Initiative, Creative,

Training to be provided

A Sales Executive is a sales person working in either the Business to Business or Business to Consumer markets with the responsibility to sell a specific product line or service. They plan their sales activities, lead the end-to-end sales interaction with the customer and manage their sales internally within their organisation. They will be responsible for retaining and growing a number of existing customer accounts, and generating new business by contacting prospective customers, qualifying opportunities and bringing the sales process to a mutually acceptable close.

A Sales Executive will develop customer relationships by establishing rapport and building trust and confidence in their own and their organisation’s capabilities through demonstration of detailed product knowledge, competitor knowledge and an understanding of the market in which they operate, and by ensuring a positive customer experience.

This program covers and will help you develop skills in:

  • Sales fundamentals
  • The sales lifecycle
  • Negotiation
  • Understanding your product portfolio
  • Closing a sale
  • Ethics and legalities
  • Gathering Intelligence
  • Presentation

Internal training to be provided:

  • Technical product knowledge
  • Understanding of manufacturing techniques
  • Marketing tools
  • Sales and order closing
  • In house MRP system
  • Q-Pulse software

Things to consider

Benefits: Company pension scheme available, 20 days p.a. holiday entitlement plus statuary days and Christmas shut down, Company mobile phone, Your working day will be 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30 am to 4.00 pm on a Friday with 1 hour for lunch Mon – Thurs and ½ hour on Friday

Future Prospects

We are looking for a driven, sales-minded individual to lead our sales outreach and lead generation. You will be responsible for general account management as well as dealing with inbound enquiries and outbound enquiries.
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