2018: another step toward sales professionalisation

13th November 2018 |   Journal Of Sales Transformation

It’s all change for 2018, and much of it for the better.

Next year will be a big one for the sales profession globally. As an international publication with a global readership – we already have readers in over 30 countries – we see evidence of a new sales professionalism developing around the world.

Here in the UK, 2018 will witness the first cohort of B2B Sales apprentices embarking on their programmes. Congratulations to the sales leaders who drove the new apprenticeship standard through from conception to approval, and thank you to the Trailblazer Group for all their hard work.

When the scheme gets under way it will expand opportunities for apprentices and employers alike, not least by enabling apprentices to learn on the job. This means that they will graduate without the significant burden of debt carried by traditional students. We are looking forward to seeing how this new initiative develops to swell the pool of quality talent available to the sales profession.