Professional sales training

Education Partnership North East is working in partnership with New Results, one of the UK’s leading sales consultancies with over 10 years experience in training  sales professionals. 

The training has been developed to professionalise sales standards across a wide range of businesses and give sales professionals sales insight to benefit your business whilst gaining a professional qualification.

The training is available for your current sales workforce or new employees with little or no cost to the employer. Our Business Development Team can advise you on all aspects of funding available to your business.

Overview of the training:

The programme is 18 months, with a combination of face-to-face and online learning, and covers a range of sales roles from sales advisors, reps, business development field sales across all sectors in businesses of any size. The training will cover:

  • Planning your sales activities including market, organisation and product knowledge
  • Knowing the key skill knowledge and behaviour needed in sales and selling
  • Understanding customers challenges and needs
  • Engaging with customers through communications, presentations and negotiations
  • Understanding key digital technologies to speed up the sales cycle
  • Gathering intelligence, negotiating and closing sales
  • Working with a team on customer experience and sales
  • Developing a professional, proactive and effective approach to all aspect of your sales and selling
  • Understanding different business sectors
Full course information

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Key apprenticeship facts

The minimum wage for an apprentice of any age is £4.15 per hour

If you employ an apprentice age 16 to 18, you will qualify for a £1,000 Age Incentive Grant (we will process the grant on your behalf and complete all the paperwork).

If you employ an apprentice age 16 to 18 and have less than 50 employees, the Government will pay the full cost of training your apprentice.

If you take on an Apprentice age 19 years or over, the Government will pay 95% of the cost of training your apprentice.

Apprenticeship funding can also be used to train your existing staff.

Not all apprentices are inexperienced. An apprentice can be someone who has previously studied at college and gained sector knowledge.

Why hire an apprentice?

Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way for any business to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce.  There are many benefits to taking on an apprentice, including:

Grow your own talent

By tailoring the training to your business needs, you can grow your own talent and fill a skills gap efficiently.

New energy

An apprentice is motivated and eager to learn and can bring a new energy to your business, which will have a positive effect on existing staff.

Make a real difference

An apprentice is making a contribution to your workplace while they are learning and gaining skills on-the-job. They can add value to your business as soon as they start.

Discover new talent

If you’re looking for a school leaver with real potential, you can choose the right apprentice for your business from a pool of un-tapped talent.

Motivated staff

Apprenticeships are a great way to motivate your existing staff by investing in their development and supporting them in gaining industry specific skills and national recognised qualifications.  

Develop a workforce for the future

Training apprentices can provide you with a skilled workforce for the future and can be much more cost-effective than hiring experienced staff.

Fresh ideas

Apprentices can bring fresh new ideas to your business and keep your business up-to-date with the latest techniques and technology - increasing your competitiveness, innovation and productivity.

A real asset

Employing an apprentice can be a real asset to your existing workforce and can support them with their day-to-day workload.