Sales Academy Launched

Gateshead College is working in partnership with sales performance and transformation consultancy, durhamlane, to officially launch a Sales Academy training programme aimed at aspiring young professionals.

Starting in April 2018, the Sales Academy will give a unique insight about what it takes to be a successful sales professional. Over six weeks, this immersive programme builds the skills and positive mind set for success, underpinned by durhamlane’s ‘Selling at a Higher Level’ methodology and toolkit.

The Sales Academy programme consists of four weeks intensive training, one-week sales placement and one week for coaching and preparation for interviews for a full-time professional sales roles.

Successful participants will graduate from the Sales Academy with a valuable certificate of attendance and achievement and an understanding of what it takes to be a successful sales and business professional. The goal of the programme is for every participant to graduate with a full-time role by the end of the six week period.

“The sales profession can be such a rewarding career with the right training and coaching,” said Richard Lane, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at durhamlane. “We’ve helped thousands of people develop and achieve their professional ambitions and objectives over the years. The Sales Academy is all about giving back to the North East and providing a launch pad for people looking to get into a challenging and fulfilling career. We’re excited at creating a supportive and positive environment and to help people get a foot on the career ladder.”

“We are really excited about the Sales Academy programme and looking forward to helping aspiring young professionals take a significant step towards building a positive career,” said John Deary, Curriculum Operations Manager at Gateshead College.

The initiative has been funded through the Go>Grow scheme, a regional skills and enterprise programme being delivered in partnership with 30 local training providers. It was launched after Gateshead College secured £15m of funding from the European Social Fund through the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

To apply or find out more about the Sales Academy, visit sales-academy.