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Sales Executive Apprentice

  • Posted on: 11th January 2022
  • Location: Ashford TN23
  • Salary: £4.81 per hour
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Job Description

GBS Apprenticeships are recruiting for a fixings and ancillaries’ specialist, distributing products throughout the UK to the construction industry. With a focus on technical connections to concrete and steel, they have an inhouse UKAS accredited laboratory and a technical department to add value to your supply chain. They stock over £6 million of quality products and 99% of orders will be delivered the next day, free of charge, before 12pm.

About The Role

They are currently seeking an eager, hard-working individual to join the team and take on a level 4 Sales Executive Apprenticeship. The successful candidate needs to be able to think outside the box, work well under pressure and show resilience. Building strong relationships with their customers and colleagues is at the essence of their company’s culture and they would want you to embody this. Finally, there will be a considerable amount of support on offer, so responding swiftly to coaching is a must.


For the first 12 months, you will:

  • Benefit from a complete safety net whilst learning the business processes, their products and their customers
  • Receive extensive training, support and feedback on the role and your qualification
  • Driving the business forward supporting their experienced Sales Executives in producing quotes, completing booking forms and allowing them to focus on generating new business

For the second 12 months:

  • Step 1 of your journey will be focused on you exercising everything you’ve learned in year one. Generating orders and becoming a master of your own destiny
  • Step 2 will include soft targets with continuous support to assist you in your journey to becoming a Sales Executive
  • Step 3 will see targets increase to 75% of the expectation they set their experienced team members. You will benefit from forming relationships with their external sales team and taking on accounts of your own to grow relationships and assist their customers in driving their business and experience forward
  • Step 4 of the year will be your opportunity to bring it all together and prove what you are made of. You will be on full targets, and you will exercise everything you’ve learned from the support and from your qualification


All employees have a duty to recognise and carry out all safeguarding responsibilities within their role and work within the KCSIE2021 document guidelines.

  • Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.
  • Applications Forms/ CV must be full and up to date – gaps will be investigated at interview
  • All references will be taken up and referees asked if there is any reason why the candidate shouldn’t hold a post with substantial access to children/vulnerable adults
  • Enclose full Job Description in advert

Salary, Contract Term and Employee Benefits

£4.81 Per Hour

Monday to Friday

40 hours per week with 1 hour lunch break each day

Flexible working hours are required

The Apprenticeship Standard is Level 4 Sales Executive

Reference ID: GBSAF099

Job Types: Full-time, Apprenticeship




  • 5 GCSE (9*-4/A*-C) (or equivalent) including English and maths
  • Good standard of practical application of literacy and numeracy


Desired Skills

  • Hard-working
  • Team player
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Target driven

Personal Qualities

  • Eager to learn
  • Attention to detail
  • Focus on getting things right and learning from mistakes
  • Presentable
  • Enthusiastic