Regional Business Development Consultant

Job Title: Regional Business Development Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum + commission and company benefits
Start Date: ASAP
REF: HQ00020487
Contact Name: Vildan Cifci
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Our client is one of the country's leading training providers for Apprenticeships and other work-based learning programmes. They are currently looking to recruit a Regional Business Development Consultant within the Manchester area, this is a remote role.

The role:

  • To identify and then engage with appropriate employers to promote apprenticeships and other training courses, incorporating both Government and privately/commercially funded courses, including the promotion of 24+ loans where appropriate.
  • To generate quality new start volumes on to appropriate apprenticeship programmes in line with regional LDC capacity whilst ensuring all eligibility criteria is met
  • Find suitable work based learners and corresponding apprenticeship vacancies via telephone through cold calling and warm calling leads
  • To achieve starts targets in line with company KPIs
  • Proactively drive and meet the minimum performance criteria (MPC) around productivity as specified in the Business Development Training Manual
  • Activities will involve some cold calling, warm calls and face to face engagement, including taking part in our "adopt a school" campaigns
  • To promote the company' recruitment service to employers for the engagement of 16-18 year olds to fill vacancies
  • To ensure application forms and initial assessments are sent to potential candidates and then collated and checked for completeness prior to sending on to Operations Managers and Admin

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out the required productivity (MPC) based activities to source new starts each month to ensure targets are met i.e. cold calls and telemarketing for new business
  • Make visits to potential customers as necessary
  • Send out and follow up appropriate branded literature
  • Follow up leads in a timely fashion
  • Tracking trends and escalating to the Business Development Coordinator to inform sales tracker (CRM) and activity plan
  • Manage our key accounts
  • Engage with employers to find work-based learners
  • To promote the company range of courses available to potential employers and learners over the tele-phone and face to face
  • Find suitable work based learners and apprenticeship vacancies via telephone and face-to-face meetings
  • Achieve against set and agreed targets within required timescales
  • To attend learner and business networking events as and when required
  • To maintain a good understanding of apprenticeship guidelines and any relevant government incentives
  • To identify opportunities to promote other commercial courses to potential employers
  • To accurately complete all relevant paperwork in line with procedures
  • Ensure all applications and associated details are entered onto appropriate databases in a timely fashion
  • Network, engage and ensure effective relationships are established with employers and other key stakeholders
  • Work in partnership with internal and external teams to ensure the effective performance and delivery against all agreed targets
  • To provide information and statistics as required in a timely and accurate manner
  • To provide Information, advice and guidance to all customers that enables them to make in-formed decisions to meet their goals and objectives


  • 2 years at minimum experience in a tele sales or recruitment environment
  • An appreciation and understanding of work based learning including apprenticeships - highly desirable.
  • Strong track record of working to and achieving sales targets
  • Clean driving license and access to vehicle is required for this role