Customer Sales Executive Apprentice (Direct Team)

We have a fantastic permanent opportunity to join us as an Apprentice with the view to complete a Sales Executive apprenticeship at Level 4 supporting a friendly team within our Direct Sales Team here in Crawley!

In this role you will working within the Direct Sales team. You will be responsible for developing new business, providing first-class customer focused interactions, and achieving stretched sales targets. 

This is a permanent position with a salary increase to £28,000 on the condition of completing the apprenticeship and a fantastic opportunity to develop your sales and account management skills at City & Guilds. Through it, you might develop into a more senior sales or sales management role. Alternatively, it might be the spring-board into one of our other functions.

This appointment will be made on merit.

We believe that diversity and inclusion strengthens and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at the City & Guilds Group to drive this value. As ethnic minority groups and disabled people are currently under-represented within the Group, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from these communities. 

Please note, this is an office-based role. As you will be required to work from the office, before applying,  could you please check the location and ensure that you can commute to our offices located in Crawley RH10 9JY on a daily basis.


Entry Level
Type of role
Full-time or part-time
Location - Country
Location - City
Business Unit
Closing date
Vacancy ref

About the role

Initially this will be an appointment setting role but as your experience and knowledge improves you will be able to start closing business too. We need someone who is willing to make lots of calls every day, speak with customers, establish the quality of the lead and pass this on to an experienced sales rep to close. This is a great opportunity to build a career with an exciting and growing company.

We can’t live without

  • Outstanding new business development skills and a passion for sales.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively manage customers remotely.
  • A proven track record of being responsible and accountable for meeting your own deadlines, targets and KPI’s.
  • A customer-focused approach and a passion for delivering a great customer experience.
  • Great team working skills and the ability to be a good listener.
  • Financial acumen and income forecasting skill set.
  • A passion for maintaining your own personal development.

You will be flexible, adaptable, embrace change and be motivated by new challenges

Our Story And Mission

Trade Skills 4U are a C&G business specialising in electrical training for new entrants, existing electricians and companies from our state-of-the-art training centres. Over recent years TS4U helped thousands of people gain valuable knowledge, experience and the qualifications they need to pursue successful careers in the electrical industry.

Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.

Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.

At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future. 

We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.

Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, e-learning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.

Our success is driven by the people we work with. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an equal opportunity to all our staff and we value diversity within our inclusive culture. We recognise that a diverse workforce is the only way we will achieve our ambitious business goals, so we work hard to be flexible to accommodate everyone.

What We Offer

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.

Next Steps And How To Apply

If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you.  Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.

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