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Sales Apprentice (Sligo)

Sales Apprentice (Sligo)

October 14, 2021

Does the sound of a sales career with a successful, global-serving Metrology Solutions provider appeal to you? If so, Verus has an exciting career opportunity for you. Verus has a requirement for a sales apprentice, with the successful candidate working directly with their Business Development and Marketing Teams to support their large client portfolio.

Verus offers a range of first-class metrology services from advanced metrology labs in Ireland and the UK in addition to the design and manufacture of bespoke metrology fixture solutions.

Sales Apprentice

The Role:

You will undertake the Sales Apprenticeship over 2 years, covering all aspects of selling and sales. Your training will be a combination of on-the-job training with Verus and off-the-job learning via online classes and face-to-face workshops with the Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB). You will be released from the workplace to participate in the online classes and face-to-face workshops.

As a Sales Apprentice, you will deliver an outstanding experience to customers, ensuring their needs are understood and met.

This position will establish your career in a niche market and thus you must have a strong work ethic and drive to succeed in a busy sales environment.

You will be assigned a dedicated workplace mentor who will be there to support you throughout the programme, offering guidance and making sure that all aspects of your learning follow the structured training plan.

This is an “earn and learn” programme and upon successful completion you will qualify as a Sales Specialist and gain a QQI validated NFQ Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Sales. Holders of this award will be eligible to progress within the organisation and/or to higher education programmes.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge and build relationships with new and existing clients and their networks
  • Managing existing client accounts
  • Liaise with the Business Development Manager, Marketing Team and Key accounts managers to focus on Client relationships
  • Compile client-related data into one repository for predictive, focused Marketing activity
  • Ensure customer’s needs are met with excellent efficiency and service
  • Utilize our CRM (OnePage), email, client calls, and other methods to proactively seek new business opportunities
  • New business development – generate sufficient new leads to ensure a continuous pipeline
  • Be the first point of contact for new business prospects, then identifying their needs/pain points and suggesting appropriate solutions
  • Build long-term trusting relationships with prospects to help qualify leads as sales opportunities
  • Set up and attend meetings/calls between prospects and engineers, while also handling the introductions and follow-up
  • Collaborate with sales teams by bringing innovative lead generation ideas
  • Report to sales manager with weekly, monthly, and quarterly results

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