Business Growth Apprentice

An opportunity for an apprentice role within the Business Development team, who will report directly to the Business Manager, has become available. In the role, you will represent the organisation at key customers, suppliers and within the Van Leeuwen Group.
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Apprenticeship Summary

Annual Wage
£10,296 to £20,319 Based on applicant’s age
Working Week
Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm (flexible) Total hours per week: 37.5 hours a week
Expected Duration
18 Months
Possible Start Date
Apprenticeship Level
Higher Level 4 (Higher national certificate)
What will the apprentice be doing?

In the role you will:

  • Complete proactive sales activity Including negotiate and close sales solutions
  • Manage a pipeline of customers to ensure sales forecasts are fulfilled
  • Build/manage a territory (geographic or industrial)
  • Identify opportunities for growth and new business
  • Supporting and Liaising with relevant external sales team members
  • Generating / taking / quoting / chasing material enquiries
  • Enter and maintain data on CRM system
  • Work towards Sales Apprenticeship
  • Filing and general administration
  • Accepts extra duties as situations arise
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

A fully work based programme undertaking Level 4 Sales Executive Apprenticeship Standard over 18 months.

You will receive support from your employer mentor throughout as well as your training provider who will come out on site to deliver your apprenticeship qualification.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Upon completion of apprenticeship the aim is for the candidate to progress into a Business Development role or Account Management.

Requirements and Prospects

Desired Skills and Personal Qualities
• Administrative skills • Attention to detail • Communication skills • Customer care skills • Number skills • Organisation skills • Team working
• GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) essential • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) essential
Things To Consider

About The Employer

Van Leeuwen is a globally operating trading company and specialist in steel pipes and pipe and tube applications. The company is headquartered in Zwijndrecht, the Netherlands, and globally active with 77 offices and warehouse locations in 33 countries in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and North America. The family-owned company was founded in 1924 by Pieter van Leeuwen. With a history of almost a century as a specialized business partner, we live up to our promise of delivering ‘More than tubes.’. The company has 2,500 employees worldwide. They have specialist knowledge of sourcing, processing, stock planning, project management and logistics. Our passion is to create the best value, working closely together with customers in various segments in the industry and energy markets.
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About The Trainer

Zenith Training is a North East based Training Provider, located in South Shields. We offer training solutions to organisations and individuals, to help them grow.

At our core we’re passionate about the work we do to help people. Because of that we’ve gained a highly regarded personal and hardworking reputation.

We pair that approach with expert training consultants, our in depth knowledge of the North East training funding marketplace and the latest in educational thinking, to supply and deliver tailored solutions across all sectors!


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