Sales/Agricultural Technology Trainee

Ben Burgess & Co. Ltd
Beeston, UK

Want to start your career at the forefront of agricultural innovation with a top John Deere Dealership? Do you see yourself driving sales or steering the future of precision AG technology? Dive into our trainee scheme and discover where your true potential shines.

Ben Burgess is on the hunt for dedicated, energetic, and motivated individuals to embark on our Sales and Precision AG Trainee Scheme. This isn’t just another job – it’s the chance to embark on a career in the dynamic world of agricultural sales and technology.

Our tailored trainee scheme allows you to dive deep into sales and depot operations, serving as a bridge between customers and our dedicated team, while receiving unparalleled training opportunities.

By joining us, you will be taking the first steps towards becoming a leading Sales Representative or Precision AG Specialist, all while mastering the intricate details of our products, processes, and customer needs.

As a member of our trainee scheme, you will be entrusted with the following core responsibilities:

  • Participate in specialized courses as outlined in your individual development plan and promptly complete online training modules to stay abreast of the industry's best practices.
  • Engage in rotational placements across various departments at both your designated local outlet and our head office.
  • Assume responsibilities and execute tasks that correlate with your learning and departmental assignments.
  • Undertake practical work placements with our valued customers in both Agriculture and Turf sectors.
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of our customer's needs, challenges, and day-to-day operations through these hands-on experiences.
  • Collate and submit all necessary evidence for your portfolio, demonstrating the skills and knowledge you've acquired throughout the program.
  • Regularly attend review sessions and feedback meetings with your designated manager, mentor, and course sponsors, including our HR Manager and Sales Director. These interactions ensure you're aligned with our objectives and are making the most of the learning opportunities.
  • Engage actively with various teams, fostering a collaborative spirit and leveraging knowledge from experienced colleagues.

Your additional responsibilities as a Sales and Precision AG trainee will include:

  • Warmly greeting and directing customers to relevant services like sales, parts, or service.
  • Professionally managing phone, email, or face-to-face inquiries and ensuring optimal customer interactions.
  • Actively participating and representing Ben Burgess in events, from setup to direct customer engagement.
  • Efficiently handling sales documents, instruction manuals, and delivery notes for machinery.
  • Capturing high-quality photos of machinery for our website and assisting in machinery movement for sales activities.
  • Maintaining and updating our CRM and GOLD systems regularly.
  • Undertaking rigorous training programs, including our sales apprenticeship and the Sales/Precision Agriculture Trainee Scheme.
  • Proactively learning about company operations, improving selling skills, and supporting customer demonstrations.
  • Engaging in placements within various company departments and with direct customer environments.
  • Ensuring the depot remains optimally arranged and stocked for both administration and sales.

We value candidates who possess:

  • Stellar communication and relationship-building skills.
  • A knack for organisation and multitasking.
  • An innate passion for sales and top-notch customer service.
  • Basic to intermediate computer proficiency. Familiarity with CRM and GOLD systems is an advantage.
  • Physical agility, especially related to moving machinery.
  • An ever-curious mindset and a hunger to understand our product range and services.
  • A team-player attitude.
  • Positive energy and an unyielding drive to learn and grow.
  • A valid Full UK Driver’s License.

Joining an inspiring place to work:

Our founder Ben Burgess always believed to be successful in business you needed to look after your people. It’s his founding principles that guides our approach today.

Within our trainee scheme, you'll have access to an extensive range of developmental and training opportunities. While we can't list every single offering due to the breadth of our program, some standout certifications, and courses you'll be exposed to include:

  • Level 4 Sales Executive Certification
  • Lantra Principles of Turf Maintenance
  • Basis Foundation Award in Agronomy
  • John Deere Precision Technology Specialist Training
  • John Deere Certified Technician Program.

In addition, you can benefit from a competitive overall package commensurate to the role and wide range of benefits including:

  • Fair pay that is reviewed regularly, details of pay can be found on the application page. You will be rewarded for a job well done, with a bonus relating to individual and depot success.
  • We are transparent and share progress towards this regularly.
  • We will invest in your personal and professional development without the limiting constraints of a training budget.
  • We work hard so having time off is important.
  • We offer enhanced holiday and sick pay schemes.

To apply:

You can apply online by clicking the button to the right or send your CV to HR & Recruitment, Ben Burgess, Europa Way, Norwich, NR1 2EN. Ben Burgess is a Disability Confident Employer, if you require any assistance with your application please email or call us on 01603 628251.