Business Growth Apprentice

Marmax Products
To learn about the products manufactured by Marmax Products and the processes used by the production areas. As well as learning about the recycled plastic materials used in the manufacture of our products and the unique selling points that this type of product offers.
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Apprenticeship Summary

Annual Wage
Working Week
Monday – Thursday, 08.30 – 17.00 (X2 15 min breaks). Friday, 08.30 – 13.30. 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?
  • To research and identify potential customers in order to create a call list for sales calls.
  • To answer telephone calls which are sales leads and convert them into sales.
  • To call existing or potential customers with the aim of selling our products.
  • To develop positive relationships with customers and potential customers.
  • To prepare customer quotation based on customer requirements.
  • To follow up customer quotations with the aim of converting them into sales.
  • To process Sales Orders on the system and ensure that the delivery of the order is completed in a timely manner, this will involve liaising with other departments such as planning, production, despatch and the stores areas.
  • To answer and resolve any customer queries or concerns during the ordering process.
  • To resolve any post-delivery issues raised by the customer.
  • To provide excellent customer service.
  • To use the Company Business Central system to create quotations, sales orders and record customer information and communications.
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 qualification 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?
• Progression within the organisation and through the sales team. Looking for a candidate who envisages spending at career at Marmax or at least 3 – 5 years.

Requirements and Prospects

Desired Skills and Personal Qualities
• Administrative skills • Analytical skills • Attention to detail • Communication skills • Initiative • IT skills • Organisation skills • Problem solving skills
• GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) essential • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) essential
Things To Consider
25 days holiday per annum (Pro Rata), including Christmas shutdown period and Bank Holidays Simply Health package after 3 months probationary period Potential Company Christmas and Annual Bonus (Company Performance Related) Invitation to Christmas Party and Annual Race Day

About The Employer

Marmax Products are seen as one of the market leaders in the manufacturing of 100% recycled plastic furniture which does not rot, corrode or splinter and is guaranteed for a minimum of 25 years. Furthermore, once the product has come to the end of its life, we are able to recycle this back into the extrusion process and create more products for future generations. We cater for all sectors of industry, from schools and councils, theme parks and pubs, parish councils and hospitals to fisheries, sporting clubs and re-homing centres.
• Units 9 – 16, Tanfield Lea South Industrial Estate, • Station Field Road, • Stanley • DH9 9QX

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!


201 Business Works, Henry Robson Way, South Shields NE33 1RF

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