Course Placement Officer

Job Profile

Sales – Business Development


Course Placement Officer

Contract Type


Job Purpose

Working as part of our B2C outbound contact team in generating new business development opportunities for Health & Fitness short courses and recruitment for Technology apprenticeships.

The CPO (Course Placement Officer) is responsible for the achievement of a monthly target to engage with candidates and set meetings that will convert into the generation of new opportunities for apprenticeship starts specifically within technology training programmes and health & fitness short courses.

Your days will be fast-paced and busy.  You will be required to generate leads and develop your own opportunity pipeline.

You will need to know our programmes, products and services inside-out, to make sure you position every client with the right learning path for them. As part of the Contact Centre, you’ll have the full support of a close-knit team to help make it happen.

Key Responsibilities:

• Acting as the first point of contact for candidates with learning and development questions
• Making outbound calls to leads with the goal of raising brand awareness and driving business growth
• Achieve a set monthly target of qualified appointments
• Utilising our CRM to maintain detailed personal records for each prospective client in order to deliver a highly engaging personalised experience
• Participate in developing new and innovative ideas for campaigns, workflows and messaging to improve personal and team performance
• Developing relationships with prospects and clients, engaging with them and raising their awareness when we launch new programmes
• Utilise a range of tools to reach potential clients including telephone, email and LinkedIn
• Use digital tools to help find, screen and place candidates into technology apprenticeships
• Create a lively, upbeat, quality conversation about current recruitment opportunities, whilst talking through the features and benefits of working with Velocity Academy.
• Leading the BD team in developing solutions according to clients’ objectives and budget
• Speaking with other departments and using all of our insight and information to assist employers


 Candidate Criteria 

• Experience within a fast-paced business development role
• Ability to control client conversations ensuring appointments made
• Ability to communicate our Velocity Academy offer, delivering confidence to the client generating qualified leads, securing meetings and appointments for the BD team
• Resilient tenacious approach to maintaining a high call rate guaranteeing achievement of daily sales (appointments) targets
• Previous high outbound experience
• Experience of working and thriving in a targeted environment
• High levels of self-motivation to generate your own results
• IT literate and competent using databases and spreadsheet
• A desire to delight customers with excellent service and support
• An interest I technology and health & fitness

Salary – £23,500 + (Bonus)

Location – WF6 1JU, Normanton, West Yorkshire

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