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Business Development Executive (Id:183661)


Nationwide Realise

Job Reference:  183661
Job level:  Professional
Employer:  Realise
Industry:  Sales
Job Type:  Full Time
Salary:  £20,000 - £29,999
Salary and Benefits:  37.50 hours per week, £499.88 per week


City:  Nationwide
Post Code:  S91XH


Realise aren’t like other training providers. Our learners are at the heart of everything we do, and this is the reason why we are Apprenticeship Provider of the year for 2022!

Businesses up and down the country are taking note of how we provide some of the best training in the country, and are using our services more than ever.
Our business development executives are finding that their task in selling our apprenticeships are easier than ever, as we continue to make a name for ourselves, and push the boundaries on how Apprenticeship providers should behave.

Offering early years & education, passenger transport, business skills, health & social care and adult education courses, there has never been a better time to join Realise.

As a business development executive …

Your focus will be to be grow the business through effective selling techniques. As the first point of contact for employers, you will provide the support they need to choose apprenticeships. This means creating opportunities that are suitable and offer real progression.

The role

  • Strategically sourcing a pipeline of employers.
  • Developing and nurturing relationships with your employers.
  • Meeting your targets to support growth of your sector.
  • Developing and maintaining a strategic sales plan.
  • Working with other teams such as marketing, business development, learner recruitment and operations.

Knowledge, skills & behaviours

We’re looking for positive people who are passionate about growing the business, our essential requirements are:

  • Highly motivated to build a client base.
  • Positive can do attitude and a positive mind-set to achieving targets.
  • Ability to build external relationships with potential new clients from the onset.
  • Matrix working internally with various departments, working as one team to support growth.


?As a business development executive, you will need to be comfortable selling, and so the following would be beneficial:

  • Experience of successful sales calls and face to face meetings.
  • 1-2 years of B2B sales experience with a proven track record of delivering consistent results.
  • Experience within further education.
  • Experience in working as part of a team.

If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!


Working for Realise comes with a variety of benefits (equating to £1300 - £3000 per annum) such as:

  • 25 days standard annual leave + bank holidays
  • Birthday leave – an extra day off for your special event
  • OTE Salary enhancement scheme
  • Mileage (40p per mile)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Healthcare scheme – including free GP phone services 24/7, wellbeing apps and cash back on treatments like massages and teeth whitening!
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life assurance
  • Exclusive discounts on fashion, holidays, entertainment and more!

Introducing Realise

Realise helps more than 7,000 learners every year to achieve their goals. We only specialise in the areas we have in-depth expertise in, that’s hairdressing, early years, care, transport, business skills, and adult education. Our mission has always been clear, to deliver great training programmes. As voted by our learners, we ranked particularly high on RateMyApprenticeship’s Top Training Provider League Table 2021-2022.

We are really big on having a healthy work-life balance, we’ve recently been certified a ‘Great Place to Work,’ as well as coming 6th in the country for ‘best large workplace for wellbeing!’

We’re dedicated to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all learners and expect all of our colleagues to share this commitment. As a Disability Confident employer, we aspire to be an equal opportunity employer and encourage people with disabilities to apply. If you meet the minimum requirement for this vacancy, you will be offered an interview.

We promote the wellbeing of all our learners and our employees and are fully committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and fulfilling our Prevent Duty obligations. This will be supported and delivered through discussions, interviews, training, interventions, and platforms to enable this. To find out more about our safeguarding policy visit:

Please be aware that all successful applicants will undergo a DBS check at the job offer stage. We request proof of qualifications and the right to work in the UK.

*This advert can be sent in different formats if you so require. Applications for this vacancy are encouraged through applying by our website, but if you would prefer to apply an alternate way, this can easily be arranged. You can e-mail us at, or call us at 0333 444 3793.

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