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Intern/Apprentice - Sales in Guildford, Surrey

As a Sales Apprentice, you will provide support to our Trade Sales team in England. Covering different daily tasks, to analyse and actively participate in our sales development.

What are you going to do

Our opportunity

Everything starts with light. Light moves cities, carries information and comforts mind and body. When joining Philips Lighting you will make an impact on people's lives with light. Read more!

Your challenge

Looking for excellence, responsibility, autonomy? This apprenticeship is exactly what you are looking for!
As a Sales Apprentice, you will provide support to our Trade Sales team in England. Covering different daily tasks, to analyse and actively participate in our sales development. You will assist the team by setting up and monitoring trade operations. You will be in contact with our customers to provide information about our product. You will collect, process, and manage the commercial, and administrative information and data necessary for the proper functioning of the Trade Sales activity. Come and measure the impact of your talent and energy in the realization of an ambitious business project.
Please note, this individual will need a full UK Driving License to apply to this vacancy.

Your responsibilities

  • Personal development.
  • Build strong relationships with customers.
  • Build and Manage relationships over the phone.
  • Minimum 80% time spent on telesales.
  • Working to maximize sales and ensuring targets are met with revenue and margin.
  • Create and generate sales reports and track customer engagement through Sales Force (CRM).
  • Contact potential or existing customers to inform them about Products, Systems and Services and promotions.
  • Share excess and slow-moving lists with customers.
  • Updates customers with new price lists and product portfolios.
  • Ask questions to understand the customer requirements and close sales.
  • Ensure order is sent to order desk and processed in timely manner.
  • Keep records of calls and sales - Sales Force.
  • Enter and update information - Sales Force.
  • Make recommendations back to the business, based on customer requirements and competitor's activity.
  • Maintain, up to date database of customer contacts - Sales Force.

What we offer

We are offering an exciting apprenticeship opportunity, within our Professional Trade Sales segment, for 2 years, based in our Guildford office.

What we ask:

  • Solid IT skills including Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Fast learner
  • Reliable
  • Passion for enhancing your own business and commercial knowledge
  • Excellent communicator and negotiation skills
  • Ability to use numbers for various calculations and pricing
  • Proactive approach
  • Able to stay calm in a challenging environment
  • Focused on winning business
  • The UK Driving License is mandatory for this position


Join the leading lighting company for the digital world and help us unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. Be a game changer. Be Philips Lighting. Apply today!

Extra information

Philips Lighting

Philips Lighting is the global leader in lighting products, systems and services. Our understanding of how lighting positively affects people coupled with our deep technological know-how enable us to deliver digital lighting innovations that unlock new business value, deliver rich user experiences and help to improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we sell more energy efficient LED lighting than any other company. We lead the industry in connected lighting systems and services, leveraging the Internet of Things to take light beyond illumination and transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. For more information, visit us online

Philips Lighting is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, creed, citizenship, disability, protected veteran or marital status.
Keywords: Internship, Apprenticeship, full-time, Guildford, Sales.

Education Level
Guildford, Surrey
Working hours per week
Type of Contract
Salary indication
£12,000 Per Year
Responsible for
Type of Job
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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