Professional Sales Apprenticeships from QA

Professional Sales

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OW Qa Icon ApplynowThis programme tackles the techniques and challenges of modern selling, and pits apprentices against the rigours of the QA sales boot camp.

It is designed to turn confident, friendly, ‘people’s people’ into standout sales masters! It combines QA’s boot camp and further training units with assessments in the workplace. Most training is in the first half of the apprenticeship to boost competence quickly.

The QA sales boot camp provides a high-intensity introduction to sales. It uses role play and simulation exercises to help you practise selling in a realistic environment.

Topics include:

  • Starting conversations 
  • Objection handling
  • Influencing
  • A variety of techniques and styles

After this apprentices can develop with further QA units and by applying their company’s own sales methods, systems and processes.

  • Receive 15 days of QA training in a class of 12 – 16, the rest of the time, you’ll be learning and earning with your employer
  • Earn £150 - £250 per week basic – and potentially more with bonuses!
  • 94% secure permanent employment after completing; this is 20% higher than the national average (National Apprenticeship Service 2012)
  • QA Apprenticeships is the first IT apprenticeships business rated Ofsted 'Outstanding' in all areas.


Are you aged -

  • 16 – 18: The course is free to you and your employer
  • 19 – 23: Part government funded, the apprenticeship employer usually covers the rest

Programme information:

Entry requirements: Ideally 5 GCSEs (C and above),or equivalent, including Maths and English

Duration: 12-14 months

Salary: £8,000 - £13,000 + commision

QA training: 15 days training (split into blocks of a few days each)

Jobs you can do:

  • Salesperson
  • Account manager
  • Telesales executive
  • Field sales agent

Qualifications / units:

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Principles of Sales
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Sales

Apply now to start an apprenticeship today, or to register your interest in an apprenticeship for when you finish school or college.