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Sales Executive Apprentice - Level 4

Manchester, Greater Manchester
Closing date
25 Feb 2024

About Auto Trader

We’re Auto Trader, the UK's leading automotive marketplace and a FTSE 100 tech-listed company, uniting the largest and most engaged consumer audience with the most extensive network of vehicle sellers. At our core, it's all about people. We embrace diversity, celebrate our differences, and forge our own path. Our six core values define our distinct culture, and our dedication to in-person collaboration sets us apart.

About the job

Our apprentices feel supported, from the moment they join. Their mentors and our dedicated early careers team are always there for them. And our collaborative, people-first culture means that help and support just come naturally. It brings out the very best in them. It’ll bring the best out in you too.

Kickstart your sales career by joining our Sales and Customer Partnership team as a Sales Apprentice. 

You may think a love of cars is a must to work at Auto Trader, but it's not. 

You will join a vibrant and energetic team where you'll build your understanding of the automotive industry along with your knowledge of our data, products, and services. Through continued learning you will have the opportunity to help our automotive retail customers achieve their commercial goals. 

Communicating over phone and email, you'll be the first point of contact for automotive retailers’ questions and queries. As your knowledge grows, you'll be able to match our products and services to our customers' needs. You will also learn to how to tell stories using data and use this to educate customers on ways they can increase the performance of their businesses.

As a Sales Apprentice, you will complete a Level 4 Sales Executive Apprenticeship with an external training provider which typically lasts 21 months. 

Our Apprentices will be joining us in September 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

  • For this apprenticeship, you must not hold a qualification at level 4 or above in the same or similar subject (examples of this would be a Sales Apprenticeship at level 4, HNC/D, foundation degree, degree etc.)
  • You currently hold a Level 2/GCSE in English and Mathematics at grade 4 (C) or above or will be willing to study these whilst completing your apprenticeship (subject to an entry test)
  • You cannot be enrolled in any other full-time education
  • You must have the right to work in the England and be a resident here for 3 years prior to the start date
  • A full list of current criteria can be found here

What we're looking for

  • You will be a strong verbal and written communicator who is comfortable speaking and providing excellent customer service over the phone and email
  • You are naturally curious and ask questions to deepen your knowledge
  • You have resilience allowing you to handle some challenging conversations
  • You will be able to prioritise and remain clam when dealing with multiple tasks at once
  • You are a natural problem solver who enjoys getting to the root cause of things with accuracy

Our apprenticeship roles require dedication, a love of learning, and a genuine aim to succeed. This is a permanent role, and the apprenticeship will support your learning and development. 

Benefits and more

We're offering a salary of £23,500, and a flexible benefits package to support your health and well-being.                                                                                                                                     

Enjoy 28 days of annual leave, in addition to bank holidays and half-day closures on Christmas and New Year's Eve. Our Aviva pension scheme offers employer contributions ranging from 5% to 7%. We also provide Bupa Healthcare enhanced medical coverage to all employees, which includes support for assisted fertility, gender dysphoria, menopause, and period care plans. 

But that's not all. We offer enhanced parental leave, a car salary sacrifice scheme, share-save options, and much more. When you join us, you'll also become an owner of Auto Trader, receiving 10% of your salary in shares each year. This allows you to share in the value you help create, and you'll also have the chance to increase your ownership through our Save As You Earn scheme.

Our hybrid model, Connected Working, combines the best of both worlds – office and home working. With Connected Working, you'll have two fixed weekly office days dedicated to team collaboration. In addition to your fixed office days, we expect you to be in more than you’re out. You can choose the specific days that suit your work requirements, home commitments, and team needs. Find out more about Connected Working here.

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