What is an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship is work based training that can be used to upskill current staff or develop the skills of new recruits, enabling them to earn while they learn, gaining essential skills and achieving a nationally recognised qualification.
This qualification helps to develop the knowledge and skills required to work in IT Technical Sales roles.
The primary role of an IT Technical salesperson is to be an outbound seller or reseller, generating leads, appointments or sales with a pipeline of current and prospect customers.
This qualification will enable Apprentices to become an integral part of your sales team, combining the key technical knowledge or your portfolio with essential sales skills to maintain a pipeline of quality leads to hit their targets.
Working with your software, or hardware products or those of key global vendors, they will become experts in their technical field, providing a proactive sales function, offering advice and technical support on a range of products for current or prospect customers.
Benefits of Apprenticeships to your business:
- Motivated tech-savvy specialists from the millennial generation are used to working with current and emerging technologies
- Grow your own talent – with the technical know-how and specific sales skills needed to grow your business.
- Equip a new generation with tech sales skills: Over 80% of people say they are more likely to use a business if it offers apprenticeships to young people
- Bringing in a tech sales apprentice allows you to embed your culture while your existing staff grow other parts of your organisation potentially saving time and boosting revenue
Apprenticeships have long been seen as critical to securing the long term future of the UK’s digital economy. With a growing skills gap and the digital sector set for significant growth over the next few years, investment in apprenticeships can bridge this skills gap. An apprenticeship programme can keep your organisation one step ahead of the competition in securing future talent, productivity and growth.
This qualification will help develop the skills and knowledge to:
- Cold call prospects, generating leads and appointments
- Support marketing campaigns, booking prospects onto webinars or seminars
- Become product experts with additional vendor training
- Attend regular training sessions with the academy onsite
- Study for Tier 1 vendor accreditations
Train an existing member of staff or recruit someone new!
You may already have someone in mind that you would like to employ as your apprentice. If not, we offer a dedicated recruitment service to help you source the right person for you. (Link to recruitment pages)
How can Remit Training help you?
We work with some of the UK’s leading IT re-sellers, supporting their revenue and growth targets with a bespoke programme of IT sales Apprenticeships. This can be for an individual Apprentice or for large annual cohorts of learners.
In partnership Natural Training, we have developed a range of Apprenticeship delivery models for the IT industry that supports the development of confident, sales apprentices who can become effective sales people in your organization.
By combining Remit’s technical knowledge with Natural’s industry leading sales training we ensure that apprentices achieve the required levels of technical skills and competence in the shortest time possible. This means your productivity does not suffer and your sales apprentices can earn revenue from month 1.
- Your apprentice should be paid at least Apprentice National Minimum Wage until they over 19 and have been an apprentice for at least 12 months
- The current minimum wage for an apprentice is £3.40 per hour. You can pay more if you wish and many employers increase the apprentice’s salary as they progress or meet targets
Hours of Work
- The apprentice must work a minimum of 30 hours a week
- Apprentices aged 16 or 17 can only work a maximum of 40 hours a week. They should work no more than 8 hours per day and will need 2 consecutive days off. They are not permitted to do overtime.
- An apprentice aged 18+ can only work a maximum of 48 hours per week and will need one day off