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Business Development Executive (Id:186500)

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Nationwide Realise

Job Reference:  186500
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


Are you a tenacious person, with the drive to sell? Are you a self-starter, who can also work well in a team?

You could make a brilliant business development executive.

Your timing couldn’t be better either, because right now we’re looking to expand our sales team in Business Skills

“I’ve found myself immersed in a highly supportive and motivated company. The forward thinking attitude is right through the business and I feel privileged to be part of something that’s evolving into something special. This is why I chose Realise and why you should too.” – Declan Babb, business development executive.

Your new role

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.

Whilst we can’t promise that every day will be the same, your key responsibilities are likely to be:

  • 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

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.

We’ve been around for a while – over thirty years to be exact – but 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’re also rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.

We look for people that demonstrate and encourage inclusivity, passion, openness, togetherness, impact, improvement, judgement, and curiosity. We love our behaviours and everyone at Realise does too, as we have recently been certified a ‘Great Place to Work’ as voted by our colleagues!

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 from all backgrounds to apply.

We promote the wellbeing of all learners and are fully committed to safeguarding 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 applicants will undergo a DBS check. At the interview stage, we request proof of qualifications and the right to work in the UK.

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 business to business 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 - £2400 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!
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