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Sales Associate Apprentice

Milton Keynes, BKM, United Kingdom
Job ID: 54276





Sales Associate Apprentice
Location – Milton Keynes

# of positions available – 4

Apprenticeship standard – Level 3, IT Technical Salesperson


Eager to learn whilst developing a fulfilling long-term career in Technology Sales with an award-winning Global Organisation? Come join Ingram Micro!


We have an incredible opportunity for a Sales Specialist Apprentice to join our Core Sales team on a 15-month programme based in Milton Keynes.


This role is ideal for someone who is keen to learn all aspects of the sales cycle and desires to provide high quality coordination and administrative support to a busy sales team. With this opportunity you will push your own boundaries, surprise yourself on just what you can achieve and after 15 months you’ll have a Level 3 IT Technical Sales Qualification and the foundations to start your career at Ingram Micro UK.


This exciting role is to proactively promote an incredible range of products and services into our existing customer base.

You will receive comprehensive training around the products and technologies to enable you to become a trusted advisor to our customers


The Sales Specialist Apprenticeships programme will teach you how to qualify leads, make constructive sales cold calls, negotiate, and close deals and provide you with a strong understanding of Ingram Micro and the Technology industry - everything you need to hit the ground running.

Here's some of what you will be doing:


  • Work on the full sales cycle, always supported by relevant mentors and dedicated internal resources
  • Provide information on product and service offerings by the vendor
  • Become a Trusted Advisor for both internal and external customers
  • Provide availability, discontinuation & special offers
  • Provide pricing and quotations to customers
  • Follow up on sales leads and opportunities
  • Provide regular sales forecasts and business updates to the Vendor and Business Manager
  • Accurately manage, nurture and monitor deal progress
  • Maintain and improve product & market knowledge within Ingram Micro sales force
  • Training initiatives to increase knowledge and skills.
  • Support sales focus days at Ingram Micro and at customers where necessary
  • Working on sales campaigns to increase market share, raising awareness of the Ingram Micro brand and technology
  • Help Achieving personal and career advancement goals in line with Ingram Micro’s Academy Development Programme 


To be considered as a Sales Associate Apprentice you will need:

Desired skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, literacy and numeracy skills
  • The ability to build relationships
  • Desire to offer high standards of customer service
  • A desire to develop a career in Sales
  • A pro-active and self-sufficient mindset


Personal qualities

  • Can-do attitude, high achievement drive and a natural aptitude for sales
  • Self-motivated with the drive and determination to succeed
  • Self-motivated and disciplined
  • Eager to learn and develop
  • Organised and disciplined
  • Able to take constructive criticism and to correct mistakes


Desired qualifications

  • At least five GCSEs (or equivalent) at Grade C or above including maths, English and either IT or Science
  • Please ensure that your full educational history is stated on your application


Training to be provided

Firebrand offer a unique scheme; They provide the fastest award-winning industry training and certifications with on-going support - all with the ultimate goal of securing a long-term IT career.


During your 1-year training period, Firebrand provide residential training at their distraction-free training centre in Wyboston Lakes. Their accelerated training means you'll achieve qualifications with partners like CompTIA, ITIL and Microsoft faster, giving you more time to put your new skills into practice within a professional working environment. Upon completion of your programme, you'll have enough industry-recognised qualifications for a great career in IT.


What we will offer in return

We believe that it’s important that our employees feel fulfilled and empowered to grow and succeed in their careers, therefore we will offer;


      Competitive remuneration package

      A winning together culture which celebrates success

      Investment into your personal growth and development

      The opportunity to work in partnership with some renowned global technology providers and some world’s largest brands



If you would like to begin your career in IT sales please apply today with your CV and a cover letter on why you would like to begin an apprenticeship.

We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, gender, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law. 



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