Business Development Executive

  • £25k - 28k per year
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 20/05/18
Olivia Watson

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Job description

Job reference: 1049/1

An exciting opportunity within a further education college has arisen for a Business Development Executive. This is a permanent role with one of the country’s leading apprenticeship providers based just off the A14 with free parking.

Key Duties

  • Support the Business Development Director to implement the Employer Engagement aspects of the College Strategic Growth Plan
  • Recruit new business and engage with new employers; follow up mail shots from plans and campaigns, linking with external agencies and any other suitable methods of employer engagement.
  • Close sales using a consultative approach which advises employers of the range of qualifications available and sells appropriately.
  • Liaise closely with Account Managers, Apprenticeship co-ordinators, Faculties and MiS to ensure a smooth journey for the learners and employers.
  • Create and deliver presentations to employers for new business.
  • Attend business fairs and college open days to actively promote apprenticeships

Experience, skills & knowledge

  • Significant experience in face to face sales in a business to business environment.
  • Knowledge of education and training qualifications such as apprenticeships (desirable).
  • Sales experience in a target-oriented environment, in particular: closing skills
  • Proven ability to deliver agreed targets, target driven.
  • Upselling skills/cross-selling
  • Persuasive telephone manner.
  • Diplomatic but assertive.
  • Excellent presentation skills.


  • Educated to at least A level standard or equivalent.
  • Formal training and
  • experience in sales, marketing or business development

Additional Information

  • Permanent – Full time
  • 25 days holiday
  • Free onsite parking 

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