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Sales and Marketing Apprentice

We are recruiting for a Sales and Marketing Apprentice, working with Exeter College.

Information about this role, including details of the Business Administrator qualification attached to this apprenticeship, can be found here.

This role would suit an apprentice candidate who is looking to undertake a qualification while developing their career. We recognise that this may not be the most appropriate route for all candidates and are open to applications from candidates who do not wish to take the apprenticeship route. Information about the role is:

Sales and Marketing Apprentice

  • Hours: Full-time (apprenticeship commitment of 1 training day per week)
  • Salary: £18,000, plus benefits
  • Reports To: Commercial Director
  • Location: Combined home and office (Exeter) working. Requires attendance at UK wide exhibitions.


  • Provide trade marketing support to UK and International sales accounts:
    • Creation of digital sales and marketing materials and presentations
    • Collation of materials for wholesalers, distributors, agents and sales representatives in accordance with required file, format and presentation requirements
    • Project management and delivery of trade catalogues (working with internal design team)
    • Support attendance at trade and consumer shows:
    • Oversee creation of graphics and sales materials, including creating any printed materials (working with internal design team)
    • Liaison with 3rd party partners on stand plans and material needs, creation of show guide entries.
    • Manage general administration such as travel and accommodation plans, ordering of samples and delivery of materials
  • Attendance at shows: To include overnight travel and attendance, meeting customers, providing general support on show stands.
  • Provide general support to sales and marketing teams as required, which might include (but not limited to):
    • Updating 3rd party customer websites
    • Liaison with client publishers, such as Dover Publications
    • Liaison with Authors in relation to trade sales opportunities

Skills Required

This role would suit an entry level administrator with energy, enthusiasm and passion to work in a sales and marketing role in books. The candidate should be well organised, be able to manage projects under direction and liaise with colleagues. The role requires basic copywriting skills and an eye for detail. It will use business systems including the Microsoft Office Suite. The role has outward-facing elements and requires good communication skills.

Apprentice candidates should apply through Exeter College using the link above. Candidates who are interested in this role without the apprenticeship element should contact Colin Carter,, with CV and covering letter by 31st March 2022.