We are looking for a Sales Executive - Midlands & Wales to join our team. This is a part-time role (4 days per week), however we will consider a full-time applicant for this role.


In this role you will manage a defined territory to promote the Kaplan Publishing brand and product range to all colleges, universities, training and apprenticeship providers, and other booksellers in order to grow the business.

This role could be based anywhere in the Midlands or indeed in mid-Wales and the South West/Cotswolds.


This is an excellent opportunity for a Sales Executive who is looking to expand their skills and build their career with a market leading provider of accountancy study materials for both professional qualifications and degree courses.

This is an account management role, but with sales responsibility and part of an incentive scheme.


A detailed job description can be viewed here

About You

  • Communication skills – liaising with customers in both written and oral form

  • Organisation skills - maintaining records and reporting based on customer meetings and feedback

  • Customer Focus - understanding the needs of both potential and existing customers

  • Results Focus - showing desire to meet sales targets and departmental aims

  • Sales Development and negotiation - identifying and selling to customer needs

  • Managing workload effectively, showing sound time management and prioritization

  • Flexibility to work extra time and travel as the role requires

  • Comfortable with both working on their own (from home office) as well as being part of a team

  • Natural enthusiasm and self-motivation

  • A clean driving license

  • Brand Awareness & Promotion – promotes the company ethos and products effectively 

What we do

Kaplan Professional is a leading provider of apprenticeships, accountancy / tax / finance & banking courses, and professional assessments. For almost 80 years, we've helped shape the development and careers of finance professionals.

We are part of the Kaplan group, one of the world’s largest and most diverse education and assessment providers. We operate in over 30 countries and maintain relationships and partnerships with more than 1,000 school districts, colleges and universities, professional bodies and over 10,000 businesses. Our vast breadth and scope in terms of both capabilities and assets sets us apart.


What we believe in

Kaplan is a global organisation whose mission is rooted in providing equal access to education and opportunities for advancement to people of all backgrounds. We believe diversity, equity and inclusion - of culture, experiences, perspectives - are paramount to creating success and opportunity in an ever-changing world. As an educator, partner and employer, Kaplan is committed to promoting an equitable world in which diverse talent can develop, advance and thrive.

This includes making sure people with disabilities are given the opportunity to bring their best. So, if you require any adjustments, or additional support within the recruitment process, please contact us directly and we’ll do our best to help.


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Our values

We live, breathe and celebrate our values - they drive what we believe in, how we behave and guide us in creating a culture of success.

  • Act with integrity

  • Empower and support

  • Create opportunity

  • Grow knowledge

  • Drive results together


What we offer

As well as a competitive salary, transparent pay structures, hybrid/home working where possible, and paths for career progression, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • 28 days annual leave + option to purchase more

  • Season ticket loan and cycle to work scheme

  • Big discounts on Kaplan courses for you and your family

  • Private medical, income protection, and life insurance

  • 24/7 confidential helpline providing counselling and other support services

  • Company pension contributions

  • Maternity, Adoption, Shared Parental and Paternity/Partner pay which is well above statutory levels

Mileage & expenses in this role will be paid for by Kaplan.

How to apply

Please apply with CV and cover letter; detailing how you meet the requirements set out in the job description.  

The closing date for applications is 23rd March 2023.


Shortlisted applicants will be asked to attend an online interview, if you are successful at this stage you will invited to attend a second stage interview which will be face to face (Location of interview will be based on location of applicant). You will also be asked to deliver a presentation or a similar task to exemplify skills.

Kaplan is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and recruitment checks will be undertaken for successful applicants in accordance with our background checking policy.


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