Firebrand’s IT Technical Sales programme is tailored specifically for the IT marketplace. Apprentices develop into IT Technical Sales professionals, selling your company’s products and services whilst generating leads, appointments and sales to develop a pipeline of current and prospect customers with the aim of winning more business.
During the apprenticeship, employees become an integral part of internal sales teams, maintaining good relationships with existing clients and gaining repeat business wherever possible from customers both internal and external, UK or internationally. Apprentices will become experts in their technical field, providing a proactive sales function, offering advice and technical support on a range of products.
Apprentices develop into an IT Technical Salesperson, selling a company’s technical products and services whilst generating leads, appointments and sales to develop a pipeline of current and prospect customers with the aim of winning business.
Apprentices become an integral part of a sales team, maintaining good relationships with existing clients and gaining repeat business wherever possible from customers both internal and external, UK or internationally. They will become experts in their technical field, providing a proactive sales function, offering advice and technical support on a range of products.
Successful IT Technical Salesperson apprentices go on into roles such as a Sales Associate, Sales Consultant, Sales Engineer, Entry Level Customer Support, Technical Retail Assistant and Junior Account Manager.
Upon completion of their IT Technical Salesperson apprenticeship, individuals will:
This is a level 3 apprenticeship.
This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the register of IT technicians confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence and those completing the apprenticeship are eligible to apply for registration.
The duration of this Firebrand apprenticeship is 16 months. Because this period involves both training and the final End Point Assessment (some of which must be carried out in the workplace), employers need to ensure the apprentice’s contract covers the full programme duration.
Once apprentices have completed their apprenticeship they are officially recognised by the British Computer Society (BCS) for entry onto the Register of IT Technicians, confirming SFIA level 3 professional competence.
Firebrand’s Core apprenticeship programme covers all mandatory knowledge and skills outlined in the apprenticeship standard. Every Firebrand apprentice attends a suite of market-leading training programmes, to cover knowledge required from the apprenticeship standard. This training is then fleshed out through a package of selected online learning, which also allows apprentices to explore any topics of particular interest/importance to them in greater depth.
Upon completion of their training with Firebrand, IT Technical Salesperson apprentices will:
Read through the full curriculum for Firebrand's classroom-based training and supporting online learning modules below.
Firebrand apprenticeships are open to a wide rage of learners, giving employers the opportunity to hire the very best individuals for the job. There’s no upper age limit to who can enroll on this apprenticeship, and candidates can even hold a non-IT related degree.
All Apprenticeships end with the End Point Assessment (EPA). This is completed by a third party, the End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO). The EPA encompasses the evaluation of all of the work completed throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship.
For the Level 4 DevOps Engineer Apprenticeship, the EPA consists of a Final Project/Scenario and a Professional Discussion with the independent assessor.
The apprentice will only enter the EPA ‘Gateway’ once the Employer is content that the apprentice is working at or above the occupational standard. In making this decision, the in-work mentor may take advice from Firebrand, but the decision must ultimately be made by them.
The EPAO determines when all other Gateway requirements have been met, and the EPA period will only commence once the EPAO has confirmed this.
The EPA assessment period in Gateway can be anything from 4 weeks to 6 months.
Check out the EPA Fact sheet for more information on the DevOps Engineer EPA Plan.