As part of our exciting Technical Sales Engineer Apprenticeship Scheme, we’re welcoming both women and men to become a link between the sales community and the rest of the Virgin Media Business (VMB) organisation – working closely with our Sales, Solution Architecture and Commercial teams.
You will be responsible for pro-actively handling the early engagement and dedicated technical support for a variety of sales opportunities.
At Virgin Media, all our Apprenticeship Schemes are offered on permanent contracts. And, around 90% of apprentices stay on with us – while others will have gained transferable skills that are sought after elsewhere.
Let’s talk about what you’ll be doing…
With fantastic help from your scheme mentor and other workmates, you’ll be given the chance to develop your understanding of the business and our products, helping to shape solutions that seamlessly meet the needs of our VMB customers.
We’ll start you on simple accounts but soon you’ll be leading technical sales discussions, creating customer design documents and operational considerations, calculating costs, assessing risks and more to commercially transform our customers’ businesses.
You’ll also pro-actively handle early engagement and dedicated technical support for a variety of sales opportunities. And, we’ll also need you to support organisation-wide change initiatives and come up with ways to make our business better.
How are you going to get there?
We’ll expect you to have at least five GCSEs (Grades C+/4-9), including Maths and English or Functional Skills Level 2, although we’re just as interested in what makes people want to join one of the UK’s most forward thinking and fun-loving companies.
Having an ambitious nature combined with a curious and creative approach will help your cause. You’ll also need to have a passion for digital technology and technical applications and, most importantly, a laser-focused eye for detail.
So, what can we do for you?
During our award-winning schemes, you’ll gain all the experience and exposure to our leading business practices that you’ll need to kick start an exciting career at Virgin Media – and we’ll pay you a decent salary with amazing benefits too!
In 2017, we announced our long-term vision of achieving 50/50 gender parity by 2025. It’s super-important for us to reflect equality and diversity in our workforce, especially for STEM* based subjects – and that’s why we’re encouraging men and women to hone their technical skills with us.
We’re looking for talented individuals who understand business and digital technology, are devils for detail and always put our customers first!
Join Virgin Media… Come and be a part of something special!
(*STEM based subjects are those that fall under Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths disciplines)
Apprenticeship: Level 3 IT Technical Sales
Duration: 12 months
Requirements: 5 GCSEs, including Maths (Grade B), English and Science (Grade C or above, Grade 4-9) or equivalent.
Salary: £18,000 + salary progression based on performance + amazing benefits
We are now closed for applications for our 2019 intake of Technical Sales Engineers, but you can register your interest now for our 2020 intake.