Exponential-e has announced the launch of its sixth Academy, an annual recruitment programme that will create up to 10 new trainee sales roles over the coming months. The scheme is renowned as a launch pad for young people to become involved with cutting edge, business critical technologies such as cloud services that are fast becoming the backbone of the UK’s business community.
Following a robust examination process, all successful applicants will be invited to participate in an assessment day at Exponential-e’s Aldgate offices this July. The top 10 candidates will then embark on an eight week training programme carried out by external sales experts and internal account managers, many of whom are Academy graduates. Their skills will be tested throughout with assessments and competitions to ensure they are trained to the high standards and expert knowledge required to sell leading ICT, cloud and network services to some of the largest businesses in the UK.
The class of 2013 will become the first to be fully versed in Exponential-e’s cloud service solutions supported by Exponential-e’s 100Gig VPLS core network. Throughout the programme, trainees will be versed on company products and methodologies and provided with comprehensive training in the sales lifecycle including lead generation, objection handling, communication and presentation skills, negotiating and closing.
“In tough economic times, Exponential-e’s strength in the market means it’s able to invest in young people and provide some of the UK’s brightest minds with the opportunity to truly kick-start their career,” commented Lee Wade, CEO of Exponential-e. “No matter what their background or current skill set, this year’s Exponential-e Academy recruits will be involved at the heart of London’s booming technology industry.”
Academy graduate and current direct sales manager, at Exponential-e, Simon Jones added: “Coming through the Exponential-e Academy was the defining moment in my career to date. The education, experience and mentoring I received enabled me to develop not only personally, but professionally too. Also, it’s not in every job that you’re involved first hand with the delivery and development of business critical services such as cloud services and something as ground-breaking as a 100Gig Ethernet carrier-class network. It is with a great sense of pride that I look forward to welcoming all successful applicants to the scheme and overseeing their development over the coming weeks, months and years.”
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