Sales Apprenticeship

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Apprenticeship summary

Sales Apprentice

Based in Loughborough this is a great opportunity to build a career in sales, logistics and international freight forwarding. Orbital Direct services customers throughout the UK and Internationally, supplying UK logistics as well as imports and exports by air, road or sea freight.

  • The position is selling primarily business to business where you will be contacting prospective customers, creating quotes and booking on jobs for existing customers.
  • When you have built your knowledge within the industry and developed your own set of customer accounts, this role could move into more of an account manager’s position for the right candidate.
  • We are looking for people who are confident, motivated, bright and ready to take on the challenge of a proactive outbound and inbound sales role.

In return you will be working for an up and coming company that rewards hard working people with a commission structure that will increase your earnings significantly.


There will be full support in this position with complete sales training from day one with the business owner who has a long track record in a sales.

Future Prospects

A full time position with the company on completion of the trainee position, which will last 12-18 months, depending on how quickly the NVQ qualification is completed. There will be an uncapped earning potential and other future company benefits. Orbital Direct young company that is having great success and looking to grow considerably over the next few years. This could mean for the right person the opportunity to grow and develop into other areas of the business.


The successful candidate will earn a salary in line with the national apprenticeship, as well as commission and a bonus structure that can significantly increase earnings.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Confidence
  • Able to communicate at all levels
  • Hard worker who wants to exceed

Personal qualities

  • Team player
  • Dedicated
  • Reliable

About the employer

Orbital Direct

Freight Forwarding Courier Company Orbital Direct is a privately owned freight forwarder and logistics company working with customers in the UK and internationally. We provide a one stop shop of services from booking an urgent same day courier to complex air, road and sea movements. Our knowledgeable team can deal with everything from complicated documentation and customs clearance to hazardous shipments, insuring your cargo and export packaging. With our experienced staff and dedicated partners throughout the world, no matter how simple or complex your requirements the Orbital team will strive to understand your business to create the right solution for you. From inception we have grown and built the business on a foundation of providing high levels of customer service, competitive pricing and attention to detail, combining this with our hands on approach gives our customers complete confidence their shipments will be delivered on time and on budget. We are members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the Road Haulage Association (RHA).

Apprenticeship Framework:Sales and Telesales
Weekly Wage: £140.00 - £166.50
Working Week: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm with breaks - to be agreed upon successful interview Total hours per week: 37.00
Apprenticeship duration: 12 months
Possible start date: 16-07-2018
Level: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

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