A Bit About Us
Winners of 2018 BESMA; Sales Employer of The Year and Sales Team of The Year
Accredited Sales Training endorsed by ISM offering NVQ level qualifications in Sales & Marketing.
Quarterly Sales Awards evening- rewarding and recognising success
Monthly Sales engagement events including; Go-karting, Comedy Store, Total Ninja, Bowling, Night on a barge and more!
Continuous growth and expansion from an Inbound Sales function to Sales incorporating 3 new campaigns as well as celebrating 15 internal promotions in the last 12 months.
We launched in 2000 as a result of a £1 bet in a Bolton pub. 18 years later we have a 5* TrustPilot rating (after 100K reviews), expanded our business into Europe and floated on the London stock exchange, but we never lose sight of what we’re about.
More About the Role
We are looking for highly ambitious, driven and motivated individuals who love to challenge themselves, to join our Sales Department based at our Head Office in Bolton.
The role of a "Sales Executive" is a pivotal part of a customer’s AO sales journey. You are the first point of contact and the customer trusts you to best assist them through their buying process.
The basic salary for the role is £10,000 with an uncapped commission structure. Realistic OTE of £16,500. Our commission structure is uncapped so our top earners take home in excess of £30,000!
Fixed Late Shift - 20 hours per week - Monday to Friday, 6-10pm Shift
We offer a defined career path with 80% of our Sales Managers having successfully been promoted from within.
You will be supported by our comprehensive Sales induction and ongoing training with our Sales training team.
We have a dynamic fast paced sales office with amazing facilities including an on-site Spa and Starbucks.
When you’ve finished your course at university with the pre graduate sales scheme you’ll be ready to kick start your career by having the opportunity to join our AO sales family as a full time Sales Executive.
Here's What You Can Expect to be Doing
Our 12 month scheme involves an exciting thorough sales journey to success. Alongside the sales specific training you’ll receive, upskilling you in your sales ability, you’ll get chance to build your communication, relationship building and presentation skills alongside commercial awareness. All this through our accredited training workshops really getting to understand the industry, how it works and what we do across the business.
As a Pre Graduate Sales Executive you’ll be handling customer enquiries over the phone, assisting them in their order purchase whilst adopting a consultative approach to the sale.
* Establish the customers’ requirements through building rapport, trust and using effective questioning whilst consistently upholding our AO Values.
* Demonstrate a positive, determined and driven mindset with an attitude to succeed. Are ambitious and love a challenge!
* Have purpose in what you do, adopting a target driven attitude to exceed and excel KPI’s.
You will receive a mentor and personal coach guiding you through the scheme so after the 12 months not only will you have the best chance to win our pre graduate sales scheme holiday, but when you’ve finished your course at university you’ll be ready to kick start your career by having the opportunity to join our AO Sales family as a full time Sales Executive.
A Few Things About You
Ambitious and have purpose * Being goal orientated caring to achieve your objectives
- A highly motivated attitude and passion to succeed
- A natural ability to communicate and build relationships with people from all backgrounds
Why Choose AO?
At AO, our culture and our AO’way of doing things is vital to our success. We’re passionate people, determined to do whatever’s necessary to make our customers happy.
To do this, we train and empower each and every AO’er to strive for better ways of doing whatever they are doing.
Our AO’ers don’t just go through the motions and follow processes, it just isn’t our thing. We don’t follow trends, we set them.
Great People Deserve Great Things
As an AO employee you can take full advantage of our benefits package. As well as the fundamentals, like pensions and holidays, we have designed our "AO Perks" to help you out financially and make your work life a little easier.