The main things to consider are what are you good at and what drives you. It may be that an apprenticeship in technology sales is the choice for you, a chance to learn practical skills, gain qualifications and earn a great wage all at the same time.
At CCS Media we see our apprenticeship programmes as providing our pipeline of future talent. One of the main routes is through the sales apprenticeship programme, but what are the benefits of an apprenticeship in the technology sector and why may it work for you?
One of the greatest benefits of a CSS apprenticeship is the chance to gain hands-on, practical experience. Unlike the more traditional academic routes you’re exposed to a working environment from the word go. Not only does this give the opportunity to learn key skills, but it also builds valuable work experience which aids your progression through the business.
Being an apprentice means you’ll be earning a wage while you learn on the job. You’re getting paid to pick up new skill sets and broaden your technological knowledge. You will start with a high basic salary along with the opportunity to earn a monthly bonus and uncapped commission from day one. Meaning there will be no student loans to pay off or mounting debt weighing on your shoulders.
It’s important to remember that with a CCS apprenticeship even though you’re working you’re also gaining qualifications at the same time. You will earn a Level 4 Sales Executive Higher Apprenticeship adding to your CV and aiding your career at CCS.
As an apprentice you’re on the first rung of the CCS career ladder. Understanding the sales process at CCS really is the gateway to your career. The majority of our graduates stick within sales but we have ex apprentices who have moved within the business to all departments, including management and technical pre sales. With a CCS Media apprenticeship the world’s your oyster.
As a CCS apprentice you’ll meet people from all areas of the tech industry. It’s the perfect chance to build your network of contacts and gain valuable insight into future roles or areas of the business that may be of interest to you. Developing strong relationships with peers could prove crucial when it comes to furthering your career and taking the next step.
A career in sales offers you unlimited earning potential, but with the freedom to use your initiative and imagination. As part of the CCS Media Academy programme your job role is fast paced with a great deal of variety, challenges and amazing teamwork. You’ll speak to people across a range of business sectors and no two days are ever the same.
When enrolling on the scheme you’ll join a group of other successful candidates embarking on a year’s journey, learning every aspect of the role from understanding cutting-edge technology to the necessary skills you’ll need to a become a world-class account manager. You’ll be working with global brands such as Apple Microsoft, and HP, and learning from the best in the business.