Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

Time for CPD

Do salespeople have time to learn? +

Monday, September 4th, 2023

In brief

RAIN Group launches Self- Study+ for sales teams Global sales training company RAIN Group announced the launch of Self- Study+ on 9 August. The new offering combines the “advantages of self-paced learning with the power of practice, feedback, and collaboration”, according to the Boston-headquartered company. The programme features 77 modules across critical skill areas and 11 standard learning journeys. Sellers… 

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Royal recognition for UK postal service’s sales training programmes

Royal Mail Group has won two prestigious awards for its sales training programmes delivered in partnership with sales business school Consalia. The UK postal service provider will receive two Princess Royal Training Awards, celebrating its “Inspiring Sales Mindsets for Growth Programme” and “B2B Sales Professional Degree Apprenticeship”. Established in 2016 and delivered by the City & Guilds Foundation, the Princess… 

Wednesday, July 5th, 2023

Students from 11 countries participate in European Sales Competition

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the European Sales Competition (ESC) hosted by Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in Apeldoorn, Netherlands during May and June. This year’s competition saw twin parallel finals. Students were split into two groups, one selling software from ATOSS, a European company selling workforce management software, while the other main sponsor was TeamViewer, another… 

Monday, February 13th, 2023

Apprenticeships offer better ROI than traditional degrees

Marking the start of National Apprenticeship Week on 6 February 2023, senior UK Treasury minister John Glen has called for students to undertake apprenticeships as an alternative to a traditional university degree. As part of the government’s campaign to boost apprenticeships, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury says that apprenticeships can offer better ROI for young people and will also… 

Friday, September 30th, 2022

Sales competitions 8.5 2022

Ohio Collegiate Sales Competition – Cleveland State… 

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Sales competitions 8.3 2022

ESC-European Sales Competition – Han University of… 

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Learning through competition

Three perspectives on enhancing sales skills through sales competitions. What are the challenges of being a sales competition director? Johannes Reiterer: Directors of a sales competition are faced with various challenges. One of the biggest is to establish a realistic and challenging competition case study. The case requires development of a concrete and consistent storyline, generation of briefings for role-play… 

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Sales competitions 8.1 2022

NCSSC – National Collegiate Sports Sales Championship… 

Monday, April 26th, 2021

APS events 7.2 2021

Webinar: Cracking the Code for Communicating Price Increases 29 April 2021, 15.00-15.45 pm BST (09.00 am CST) Tim Riesterer, Chief Strategy Officer at Corporate Visions – Nearly 70 percent of companies describe their price increase conversations as “50:50” or worse in terms of how well they go over with customers. It’s no surprise that most price increases aren’t received well…. 

Friday, February 26th, 2021

APS events 7.1 2021

Webinar: Coaching your sales team through personal change. Why is it important? 4 March 2021, 14.00-14.45pm GMTPresented by Grant Van Ulbrich, Director, Sales Transformation – International, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. We’ve all heard about change management through our work careers, and usually whenever organisations launch a new programme, there’s an element of change management that is involved. However, recent research… 

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Open courses and events Q3 2020

Sales Essentials for Success – Cranfield Executive Development 18-20 November 2020 (live online); 8 February 2021 (face-to-face) £2,200 + VAT (concessions available) – +44 (0)1234 754500Sales Essentials for Success gives you the tools to build and create a sales function that is strategically directed and controlled. You’ll gain a fundamental knowledge of the tactics that must be employed on… 

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Conferences and exhibitions Q3 2020

National Sales Conference 20 – Digital Growth… 

Monday, July 27th, 2020

First apprentices qualify for Level 4

In a major step forward for professional selling, UK professional body the Association of Professional Sales has highlighted the achievements of 15 young salespeople who have become the first to complete a new, nationally recognized apprenticeship in sales. The pioneering 15 have successfully completed the Level 4 apprenticeship for sales executives. They have been trained by their employers and the… 

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

What’s it like working in sales?

A career in selling can be vibrant, fast-paced, bold and exciting. It can also be demanding, challenging and subject to long hours in a busy, target-driven environment. But the sales function is the bedrock of any business so, if you’re committed to developing client relationships and providing valuable solutions, sales can be a highly rewarding, dynamic and fulfilling long-term career…. 

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Latest courses for students and apprentices

Never before have there been so many options for students, apprentices and aspiring sales professionals to study and gain valuable qualifications and commercial experience. Academic sales programmes are available to those anticipating a sales career either as university and college courses for undergraduate students on leaving school or at postgraduate level. Postgraduate options (often aimed at more experienced individuals) include… 

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

What are sales apprenticeships?

In the UK, sales apprenticeships are programmes that allow people to study for a professional qualification while being paid and receiving on-the-job training. Sometimes, off-site classroom training is also involved. Apprenticeships typically last one to three years. They’re open to anyone over the age of 16 and not in full-time education. As there’s no upper age limit, apprenticeships can be… 

Thursday, July 2nd, 2020

Why choose sales as a career?

A job in sales can give you the skills to become a future business leader. The skills you need Many people think that to be successful in sales you need to be able to talk. It’s true; being able to communicate well is massively important but the “gift of the gab” is not required now, and frankly, never was. What… 

Thursday, March 21st, 2019

New apprenticeship programme

Sales acceleration consultancy Durhamlane announced a new apprenticeship programme focused on improving sales skills on 7 March. Presented in partnership with the APS, the programme is aimed at both levy and non-levy paying organisations and will consist of blended training and coaching that can be delivered remotely over 18 months. “Our founding mission was to raise the bar of the… 

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

APS announces full suite of sales qualifications

The Association of Professional Sales announced in February that it has launched a full suite of sales qualifications to represent the skills of salespeople at every stage of their career. Ben Turner, APS general manager, told the Journal: “We are putting in place the means for salespeople to demonstrate that they are professional people who are learning, and being assessed…