Whilst I’d been in sales for a while, looking at the course matter, I realised there were topics I had no knowledge of. This meant I could learn much more about sales and account management.
Initially, I was concerned about how I’d fit in an apprenticeship with my role. But I discovered that 20% of my working week would be dedicated to it, so I could learn around my job.
My development coach, Sarah Jones, has been brilliant. She gave me assignment guidance and helped me to apply my learnings to the job. This made the apprenticeship feel like part of my role, rather than something outside of it.
When you enrol into the apprenticeship, you automatically become a member of the Institute of Sales Professionals. This was a really great learning and networking opportunity for me.
A few months into the course, I was put in the limelight for the potential to progress. I applied for it and I got it! I think part of the reason was that I showed my dedication to self development by undertaking the level 4 sales executive apprenticeship.
The best thing I’ve gained is a natural desire to keep on learning, something I didn’t realise was in me. Previously, I wouldn’t choose to listen to a podcast or a TEDTalk, or investigate a topic, but now I do.
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