6 months ago
Competitive financial package + company benefits
Business Development Manager
QA is the UK’s leading technology and business services training business, with over 30 years’ experience in the industry. QA has an unrivalled portfolio of 1,500 courses across technology, project management and leadership, delivering over 600,000 days training last year.
QAA launched in 2009 and has helped employers recruit and train over 10,000 young people into new jobs in the last 8 years and offers employers programmes to not only take on young learners but upskill their current employees by offering Apprenticeships in Systems & Networking, Software Development, Digital Marketing, Business Administration, Project Management, Leadership & Management and Cyber Security.
We strive to employ people who are passionate about the business. We encourage our people to express their personalities and empower them to make decisions, enabling them to deliver high quality products and an extraordinary experience to our clients.
What is the role?
As an established salesperson, your experience in generating and growing new accounts will be invaluable to increase our client base.
The role is purely a 180 role where you will work closely with the resourcing team, who will support you by finding the right calibre Apprentices for your clients. This is ideal for an experienced Recruitment Consultant that enjoys engaging with customers but no longer wants to work the candidate side.
Using your business development and customer relationship skills, your role is vital in helping Learners onto new and exciting career paths. Energising existing employees with new skills and helping business’ grow & develop the most important parts of their organisation… the people who make it happen!
How will we support you?
Whether you have industry experience or not, we have a dedicated five-month training programme to help you understand the services we provide as well as support from your Manager – Nav.
New to the world of apprenticeships, Nav joined QAA from a leading provider of website building software. Why did he join? Because he saw the value of Apprentices joining organisations who want to not only help young learners become professionals but build a new team around him in his own style.
This is where you fit in… Being new, Nav wants like-minded individuals who are up for the challenge to join him and help shape the team.
Financial package and benefits
We understand that as an experienced sales professional you are not easy to prise away from the success you have built, therefore we are offering a base salary up to £30,000 per annum, £10,000 commission, Private Pension as well as 25 days holiday, 2 days paid Charity work each year for a charity of your choice (which we actively encourage), 3 days of additional training which does not need to be relevant to your role from our very own course selection (1,500 to be precise), subsidised gym membership and cycle to work scheme.
Must have’s (We do need the following):
* Proven business development experience – generating new business and growing accounts
* Customer service & retention
* Driving licence + own car would be an advantage, but not necessary
* That’s it!
How to apply
When you’ve found the role you want, click the ‘Apply’ button to open the application form. We’ll ask you to upload your CV, and to enter some personal information and provide additional supporting information depending on the role. Remember, this is your time to shine, so please ensure that anything you would like us to be aware of is included in your application. Once you’ve applied, you will be sent a password to your own private account area where you’re able to keep track of the current status of your application(s), as well as read all of the previous email communications, and action requests that have been sent to you.
Once we’ve reviewed your application, a member of the Talent Acquisition team will be in contact with an update on your application. If your application is being progressed, a telephone interview will be scheduled with the Talent Acquisition team to discuss the opportunity, your skills and experience – this is also a great time for you to ask any questions that are important to you. The next stage of the process will then vary depending on the role, division or level you’re applying for, however this may involve 2-3 stages, including technical, HR or competency questions, or might ask you to complete an online work-style assessment as part of your application. Our Talent Acquisition team will explain exactly what the interview and assessment process will be.
If you’re successful and an offer is made to you, we will make the verbal offer and work with you to agree a provisional start date. Your Talent Acquisition Consultant will keep in touch with you, and answer any questions you have. They’ll also support you with any steps involved to confirm your offer. The formal offer paperwork will be sent to you by our People Team, along with any requests for any additional information required.
We take professional and/or educational reference checks on all of our employees so you will be asked to provide this information when returning your contract. For these checks, we do allow people to start with us whilst the checks are in process, however please do note that employment with QA is based on satisfactory references.
For some roles within the business, we also carry out additional checks such as DBS or DV Clearance, depending on the role or division you will be working in (it will be made clear at the beginning of the recruitment process if additional checks will be part of the offer for the role you’re applying for) – for some of these additional checks, it is important that these are completed prior to you joining QA.
Welcome to QA! Prior to joining you should have all the information you need to get started on day one and are likely to have a 'Buddy' assigned to you who will help and guide you during your first few weeks here. Your line manager will develop a personal induction plan for you, as well as ensuring that you also go through the company induction so you have a full understanding not just of your role but also of QA as a whole.