InTechnology launches new Sales Academy

19 September 2011

Ten talented graduates undergo intensive training to set them on the path to sales stardom

Leading Harrogate-based Cloud services provider, InTechnology has welcomed ten graduate trainees on their first day of the firm's 2011 Sales Academy programme, which is designed to find the next generation of technology sales superstars.

Competition to join the Academy was fierce with only ten places available and more than a hundred applications. InTechnology whittled this number down through a series of interviews, presentations and group exercises.

The successful applicants, from a range of academic disciplines, will join the InTechnology Sales Academy as fully-paid trainees and undergo an intensive four week training course including tests, assessments and role-play scenarios designed to draw out the cream of the crop.

Natalie Duffield, Sales and Customer Management Director at InTechnology said: "As a business we focus on excellence and as such want to ensure we create opportunities for the next generation. We were keen to take advantage of the wealth of talent that is emerging from universities and those leaving full-time education and are aware of just how tough the job market is for this age group."

The introduction of the Sales Academy aims to open the door to those talented individuals, regardless of academic background, and to equip them with the knowledge, know-how and transferable skills to succeed in business. The Sales Academy also allows us to nurture this talent and see them grow from trainees to senior figures within the company.

Nick Deacon Elliott, one of the graduate trainees on the Sales Academy programme added: "The jobs market is so competitive at the moment it's very hard to get a foot in the door. The Sales Academy is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience and skills which will last a lifetime. I'm really looking forward to the next four weeks and hopefully my future career with InTechnology."

InTechnology has ten graduate positions at the end of this initial training period so as such there are jobs for them all. Now it is up to the graduates to prove that they are cut out for a future with one of the UK's leading Cloud providers.