A helping hand offered for unemployed youth looking to enter sales careers

Sandler Training, a leading sales, management and leadership training organisation, is launching a competition for 18-24 year olds who live within the area that want to kick-start a career in sales.

Up to 50 training places will be available across 20 of the regional training centres, where they will learn the skills that will enable them to enter the sales sector and ultimately become successful in their quest for employment.

The “sales explorers” training will include an initial three months of Sandler’s weekly President’s Club – which includes the Sandler Sales Skills Foundations Programme. This takes the trainees through real life scenarios and best practices, such as how to develop a prospecting plan, setting goals and the importance of attitude in building a successful career.

The successful candidates will receive certifications, references and will also be heavily promoted in Sandler’s newsletters. A further year’s weekly sales training and support will be offered to the candidates, after securing a job in sales, which will help them flourish in their first crucial year’s employment.

Marcus Cauchi, Head of Sandler Training in London says: “The job market can feel like a brutal place – consecutive knock-backs can really impact a young person’s confidence and motivation. However, double dip recession or not, businesses always need good sales people. A career in sales should be viewed with aspiration. These people form the crux of their business and ultimately determine whether it sinks or swims. For today’s lost generation it provides them with an opportunity to be a master of their own destiny – they just need a helping hand to make it happen.

“As part of this initiative, we plan to give away up to £90,000 of sales training. We all remember what it was like to hit the job market and we want to be able to give something back to people that just simply need the confidence to get the job they deserve –this support, could be the first step of their journey to become business leaders of the future.”

Interested 18-24 year olds should go to the following website, which will have a link to the online application area: www.london1.sandler.com

Up to 50 training places will be available across 20 of the regional training centres
As part of the application process, candidates will be encouraged to think about “why a career in sales” would suit them.