Business to Business (B2B) Sales Apprenticeship at Amazon

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Business to Business (B2B) Sales Apprenticeship

Learn As You Earn – Life changing careers with Amazon Apprenticeships

A qualification and a career at the same time? That’s a bit like having your cake and eating it, right? But it really doesn’t have to be one or the other. Learning and earning within an apprenticeship means you get both – a qualification and a career.

Amazon offers a range of opportunities to suit candidates with different backgrounds, qualifications and career aspirations. That is why we believe it is the perfect place to learn new skills.

Our Teams are crucial in ensuring that we continue to deliver and innovate for customers. We have big plans and want to continue to develop and retain the best talent.

Amazon apprenticeship schemes are aimed at people who have a passion for learning and want to start a career now – or possibly retrain in a new direction.

To be successful you will need to be committed to your own development and be prepared to make the most of the opportunities, practical experience and qualifications given to you.

At Amazon we believe that every day is still day one.

A day to take a first step. A day to look forwards to new challenges. And today is that day for you. It's your day to be part of something great. A day to make your ideas come to life. And your day to join a company that redefines itself every day. That's the energy and passion behind Amazon. We're working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptionally talented, bright and driven people.

Our overall mission is simple: We want Amazon to be the place where our customers can find, discover and buy anything online. Whatever our customers want, we will find the means to deliver it. With your help, Amazon will continue to enable people to discover new worlds. This is your chance to make history.

About the role:

Are you interested in working within the Amazon Marketplace team to deliver a world-class level of service to Amazon’s Selling Partners? We are looking for Sales Apprentices who are keen to develop their understanding of Amazon Marketplace’s processes, programs and products to deliver results that help surprise and delight our Selling Partners. During your time in this role you will work within a variety of program-specific teams, interact directly with Selling Partners on a regular basis and contribute to project work that supports Amazon’s mission to become the world’s most customer-centric company.

As a Sales Apprentice at Amazon, you’ll gain a vast range of useful experiences and skills. You will work towards the Business to Business L6 apprenticeship standard and also gain a:

  • BSc in Business to Business Sales

You will build your skills over a 36 month period, starting in June, which will help you develop personally and professionally across the 3 years. You will attend sessions to cover four main areas;

  • Classroom based training to cover knowledge,
  • On-the-job training,
  • Online learning,
  • Mentoring from our People Experience team members.

Alongside extensive development of your technical skills, you will also grow your abilities in crucial complementary areas like organisation, prioritisation, data analysis and problem solving techniques, teamwork, communication, and presentation skills.

What we are looking for

Due to the nature of this role, we are looking for candidates who can demonstrate a keen interest and passion for sales. More specifically, if you display the following attributes, we would encourage you to apply for this fantastic opportunity:

  • You can follow a list of guidelines and instructions (verbal or written) to deliver results and meet deadlines
  • You have a can-do attitude as well as being flexible, adaptable and proactive
  • You are a hard-working, focused individual, who thrives being part of a team, who can also work independently, when needed. Furthermore, you must have a strong desire to learn, develop and grow as an individual in both a personal and professional sense.
  • You seek and respond well to feedback
  • You have excellent customer facing skills and think proactively about the customer experience in all interactions
  • You have attention to detail and have good verbal and written communication skills.

Candidates should be 18 years or over and have the right to live and work in England. You have a good fundamental understanding of issues related to sales, gained through self-study or formal experience or training at lower level. You have the ability to think creatively and apply analytical and problem solving skills, driving issues to resolution.

Amazon and COVID19

Safety is our priority. We are interviewing virtually for this role (and wherever possible).

Your recruitment process will start with your online application (providing your CV as well as answering questions about the above basic qualifications) and will then take you onto online testing by one of our recruiters.

As a last step, we will invite successful candidates to an assessment center where they will participate in a group exercise, execute a practical exercise and get a chance to present their profile, motivation and skills 1-on-1 during interviews or presentations.

Amazon is an equal opportunities employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse and inclusive environment and workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. We value your passion to discover, invent, simplify and build.

Academic qualifications

  • 3 A levels or equivalent
  • GCSE grade C/4 and above in Maths and English or equivalent

Note: This Apprenticeship assumes the candidate has some professional experience within sales related roles and is NOT suitable for candidates who already have a degree in sales or related subjects.

Preferred Qualifications / skills

These will be a plus for your career at Amazon, but are not necessary to enter the program.

  • You are able to operate in a challenging and fast paced environment
  • You are able to demonstrate drive and a passion for learning
  • You have customer-facing experience (e.g. Retail, Communications etc.)

About Amazon

When Amazon.com launched in 1995, it was with the mission “to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices.” This goal continues today, but Amazon’s customers are worldwide now, and have grown to include millions of Consumers, Sellers, Content Creators, and Developers & Enterprises. Each of these groups has different needs, and we always work to meet those needs, innovating new solutions to make things easier, faster, better, and more cost-effective.

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