Sales Development Apprenticeships


Sales Development Apprenticeship

Salesforce, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland


Are you a school leaver looking for an apprenticeship opportunity? We have an exciting role in Sales for you!

Sales Development is the first team to engage with our future customers. They work as part of a team to identify and engage with new opportunities for Salesforce to create a long lasting relationship. The Business Development teams arecurious about business, organised, tenacious, and like to see the fruits of your efforts. Key responsibilities of the sales development team include: 

  • Collaborating within the Sales Development team to grow and improve customer intelligence
  • Using digital tools to identify business opportunities
  • Analysing organisational structures for our key Account Executives
  • Developing new ideas for targeting potential key customers
  • Engage with customers via telephone and email to assess their needs
  • Attending workshops to improve your understanding of the company, improve your presentation skills and to prepare you for your next role in the company

The Apprentice Role 

As a Sales Development Apprentice, 20% of your time will be spent studying towards your Sales apprenticeship and 80% of your time will be spent applying those learnings on-the-job.

During this experience, you’ll be part of a wide apprentice community; spanning across Dublin and London, and across a variety of business units and roles. You’ll also have access to a broader group of people that will support you throughout to develop both personally & professionally.

As an apprentice, year one will be primarily focused on understanding the company and gaining the skills needed to do the job. Year two will be more focused on the Sales Development roles and gaining customer-facing experience.

These are some of the first year activities you’ll be part of:

  • Learn & develop skills that help you build and maintain customer relationships
  • Get a 360 degree view of how large organisations run
  • Complete rotations with other areas of the business to further your knowledge
  • Learning Salesforce’s portfolio and be comfortable talking about it
  • Gain industry knowledge and conduct research into new business opportunities 

What are we looking for?

We are looking to hire individuals that have a demonstrable desire towards continuous learning, resilience to overcome an obstacle with a positive attitude and a passion for understanding technology and selling.

Below are some of the requirements and skills we expect and require Sales Development Apprentices to demonstrate:

  • Curiosity and drive to search for information, summarise it and share findings
  • Collaborates well as part of a team to solve problems in dynamic environments
  • Displays initiative, self-motivation and deliver high-quality results
  • Proficient oral, written and presentation skills

What’s in it for you?

  • 25 days annual leave and additional 56 hours for volunteering – check out our 1/1/1 model
  • Health insurance, dental insurance, travel insurance, vision benefit
  • Monthly wellbeing reimbursement and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Pension package & Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)


  • Must have a Grade O6/H7 or above in 5 Leaving Certificate subjects (including Maths F2/06/H7 along with English or Irish 06/H7) or a full QQI Level 5 or higher qualification.
  • International applicants must present with the equivalent of a full Level 5 qualification or higher. 
  • Apprentices for whom English is not a first language must demonstrate proficiency in English. Applicants must achieve a minimum of a grade B1 CEFR or recognised equivalent (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
  • Non-EU applicants are subject to work permit regulations.
  • Mature applicants aged 21 years and over without a Level 5 qualification will also be considered following an interview.
  • Work experience in sales, retail or other industries is not essential, but is advantageous. 

Application deadline is 15th November 2022. Apply early to avoid disappointment!

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