Apprentice Sales Associate (Nottingham)


  • Experian Way, Nottingham NG2, UK
  • Full-time
  • Department: Sales & Business Development
  • Role Type: Hybrid
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Schedule: Full Time

Company Description

Discover the Unexpected

Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. We’re passionate about unlocking the power of data in order to transform lives and create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. For more than 125 years, we’ve helped economies and communities flourish – and we’re not done.

Our 21k amazing employees in 40+ countries believe the possibilities for you, and the world, are growing. We’re investing in the future, through new technologies, talented people and innovation so we can help create a better tomorrow. To do this we employ the brightest minds that share our purpose and want to make a difference.

Our uniqueness is that we truly celebrate yours.

Experian’s culture and people are key differentiators. We take our people agenda very seriously. We focus on what truly matters; DEI, work/life balance, development, authenticity, engagement, collaboration, wellness, reward & recognition, volunteering… the list goes on. We’re an award winning organisation due to our strong people first approach.

Innovation is a critical part of Experian’s DNA and practices, and our diverse workforce drives our success. Everyone can succeed at Experian and bring their whole self to work, irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, colour, sexuality, physical ability or age. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know at the earliest opportunity.

Job Description

Are you driven by hitting goals and targets? Are you passionate about building relationships?

Are you keen to get stuck into work, all whilst still gaining a qualification?

Then start your career at Experian as an ‘Apprentice Sales Associate’.

You’ll be working within our ‘Go-To-Market’ team, who look after our business-to-business (B2B) customers. The team develops new business, both from existing clients and from winning new clients across all sectors and types of business. We have seen sustained growth for many years and are growing revenues by more than 10% again this year. This trajectory is set to continue, and that’s where you come in…

As an Apprentice Sales Associate you’ll build your network, develop your sales skills and launch your career.

You’ll start by learning about our clients, products and services. Depending on which of our sales teams you join, day to day you could be:

  • Speaking to clients and prospects over the phone, via email, LinkedIn, and in-person.
  • Building strong relationships across our sales teams to explore cross-sale opportunities.
  • Looking after an existing client portfolio and building relationships with clients.
  • Using tech to engage with prospect clients to generate new business, ensuring that we continue to grow our client base.
  • Providing support to the sales team, whilst receiving on-the-job training in core sales competencies to help provide the foundations for a long-term career in sales.

In return, you will join a truly cohesive team that works together to achieve one single aspirational goal – to be number one in the industry!

Alongside your role you’ll complete a Business-to-Business Sales Degree Apprenticeship with one of our partner Universities through blended learning (mix of on-campus and online). The duration of the course is 3 years and in addition to your salary, you’ll benefit from fully paid tuition fees, as well as our support every step of the way. The Degree Apprenticeship will enable you to bring to life what you’re learning in the classroom, into the workplace!

If you choose to join us, you’ll receive industry training, wide-reaching career opportunities and a wealth of support through our Early Careers Network, buddy, line manager & mentor scheme. You’ll also join onto our structured 2-year development programme, which is packed with workshops, short-courses & online material designed to help kick-start your career.

Our concept is simple. We believe in expanding horizons – it’s what makes Experian a global leader and a Top UK Tech Employer.


To apply for this opportunity, you need:

  • To have obtained or be predicted to achieve at least 96 UCAS points from 3 A Levels (or equivalent qualification eg. BTEC) at Grade C or above.
  • To have obtained GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/Grade 4 or above.
  • You must not have a degree in a similar subject
  • Due to UK government apprenticeship funding rules, you must have lived in the UK for at least 3 years and have permission from the UK government to live in the UK (not for educational purposes) or have obtained pre-settled or settled status.

We look for students who have a passion for sales, customers and people. You will have excellent communication skills and be a driven, personable individual who loves a challenge! No previous sales experience is necessary, but you will need to show a desire and commitment to learn, hit targets and advance your sales skills set.

Whilst we have adopted a hybrid way of working, this role is based in Nottingham and requires the successful applicant to work in the office three days per week. Please only apply if this would be a suitable location for you and you would be available to start in September 2023.

Additional Information

Application Closing Date:16th April 2023 We aim to respond to all applications no later than the week after the closing date.

Start Date: September 2023

We aim to respond to all applications no later than the week after the closing date.

For this role we aim to hold online Assessment Centres commencing 15th May (*Subject to change)

Why choose us?

Our colleagues’ health and wellbeing are a top priority for us, that’s why our reward, benefits and wellbeing programmes are designed so you can come to work feeling your very best self. Our benefits focus on health, money, and lifestyle so you can tailor your benefits to your own personal needs. Whether it’s your physical and mental wellness, getting to work or preparing for the next big milestone in your life, we have a range of flexible options to have you covered!

We look forward to receiving your application!

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