TECHNICAL learning and development provider Pearson in Practice is set to deliver a new sales and telesales apprenticeship in partnership with Sale-based Harrington Brooks.

At Harrington Brooks, ten apprentices will be appointed as sales advisers in a nine month paid apprenticeship scheme.

Apprentices selected will gain a grounding in sales and telesales through a mixture of off-site training and on-the-job experience.

The apprentices will be responsible for liaising with internal and external customers and providing a high level of customer service and support.

Fiona McBride, chief executive of Pearson in Practice, explains: “With increased demand for sales and telesales employees, the advanced apprenticeship scheme is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to get into the industry.

“The opportunity to learn on-the-job skills as well as gain BTEC and NVQ qualifications will help create a set of talented and multi-skilled young people equipped with all the skills necessary to thrive in such a fast paced and growing industry.”

Sue Woodrow, business improvement manager at Harrington Brooks, said: “Pearson in Practice is the ideal partner for our sales and telesales apprenticeship. As a business we believe passionately in promoting from within and, as sales and telesales is a large part of our business, the apprenticeship scheme is a fantastic starting opportunity for those wanting to further their career with us, and the industry as a whole.”

The intermediate sales and telesales Apprenticeship from Pearson in Practice is available to people aged 16 and over, who live in commuting distance to Harrington Brooks’ offices in Sale.

For applications, visit the National Apprenticeship Service website,