How do you land a job in a new industry that requires experience, when you don’t have any? Enter: Apprenticeships. The apprenticeship model has a long history; it originated in Europe in the Middle Ages and adapted to trade professions in the U.S. in the early 1900s. As a career development model, an apprenticeship combines a paid job with on-the-job learning and certification. 

Apprenticeships allow a career pathway for motivated job seekers who want to gain relevant work experience while building their skills in a specific industry. When you first think of an apprenticeship, industries that may come to mind could be anything from construction and engineering to tattoo art and cosmetology. Apprenticeships have evolved into various industries, now including sales. 

Vendition’s Sales Apprenticeship prepares passionate jobseekers for in-demand, entry-level sales positions for companies selling software. To be considered, you do not need to have prior tech sales experience. We believe sales talent comes from a variety of backgrounds as long as you are hungry to succeed in sales and break into the tech industry.

Read on to learn about the opportunities an Apprenticeship can offer – you could be a great fit!

How to Launch a Tech Sales Career with a Paid Apprenticeship

Vendition is the voice of reason in a marketplace full of hungry jobseekers who are, all too often, presented with career growth options that require taking on debt. We found another way, and it works. Vendition focuses on helping to train, hire, and mentor a motivated workforce of Sales Development Representatives (SDRs). Our goal is to set you up for success and full-time work! 91% of our Apprentices are hired for full-time employment at the end of the Apprenticeship, and earn an average salary of $82,000 OTE. 

And the Apprenticeship is at no cost to candidates, as Vendition believes in tuition-free learning and is on a mission to help you succeed without sacrificing your financial stability. Apprentices earn $9,000 for the 12-week Apprenticeship program to learn the ins-and-outs of being an SDR.

Whether you are new to considering a sales career, or are facing challenges in landing your first tech sales job on your own, we can help you unlock your potential in the tech industry.

The first step to pursuing an Apprenticeship is to create a Vendition candidate profile. This allows us to streamline the process of matching you with our hiring partners to begin the interview process so you can land a job! Read on to learn more about the training breakdown.

What Does the 12-Week Apprenticeship Look Like On-the-Job?

Vendition knows that the apprentice model is absolutely the fastest and most effective way to bring new sales reps to full productivity. And when starting a new career in sales, that initial support and mentoring while ramping in your new role is invaluable. 

As an Apprentice, you to work alongside your sales manager at your company while receiving personalized support from a Vendition Coach to help shorten your SDR learning curve on sales fundamentals. In addition to on-the-job education, our unique program utilizes curriculum, supplemental coursework and training developed by renowned sales thought leaders plus personalized one-on-one meetings and daily office hours for you to seek feedback.

The training program is broken into 12 weeks:

  • Week 1: Onboarding Academy 
    • Get 40+ hours of training focused on sales development and inbound/outbound leads. 
    • Build skills in emailing, cold calling, social selling and handling objections to start crushing your quota with confidence.
    • Get support as you learn your company’s specific tech stack.
  • Weeks 2-12: 
    • Connect with your Coach in weekly sessions with supplemental materials via an online learning system.
    • Participate in ongoing group training with other Apprentices.
    • Get additional help during designated office hours and connect one-on-one with Vendition Coaches.
    • Discuss topics such as prospecting and messaging, objection handling, networking, mental health and developing resilience.

You can watch Vendition alumni testimonials here to learn from those working in sales today on how instrumental Vendition was as they started their role.

Apply for an Apprenticeship to Secure Your Future in Tech Sales

Let us help you launch your career in tech sales. We find you a job, train you, AND pay you. No cost. No % of your salary. No catch. Vendition helps individuals earn jobs at the largest tech companies, fast growing start-ups, and everything in between. 

Create your Vendition profile here to begin your application!