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Organisations in the UK with a payroll over £3 million per year must pay the Apprenticeship Levy, which they must use for training.

LONDON – 4 March 2019 – The UK Government has approved Miller Heiman Group to deliver Sales Executive Level 4 Apprenticeship Training. This standard, or list of competencies, has been approved by the independent Institute for Apprenticeships. Miller Heiman Group will partner with the Association of Professional Sales (APS), the government-approved assessor for the front-line sales executive apprenticeship, to offer world-class apprenticeship training as part of the Apprenticeship Levy.

All employers with a pay bill over £3 million per annum in the UK must pay 0.5% of their overall payroll into the levy under this government scheme. Each organisation can utilise up to £6,000 per employee for apprenticeship training and if the levy is not used within 24 months, it is lost. Now, more than ever, is the right time for companies in the UK to strengthen the skills of their employees, especially within their salesforce.

“As one of the world’s leading sales transformation organisations, we fully support the government’s specifications around sales capabilities,” said Richard Hilton, managing director, EMEA, for Miller Heiman Group. “We believe that creating a world-class salesforce is paramount to the success of any business and apprenticeship training is a strategic foundation.”

The partnership also strengthens the relationship with both organisations.

“The Association of Professional Sales is delighted to be working strategically with Miller Heiman Group as they start training a new generation of frontline sales executives,” said Ben Turner, co-CEO of APS. “We have been working with Miller Heiman Group for a number of years and know they will deliver high-quality content for sales apprentices who are keen to make their mark in a forward-looking career that rewards standards, skills, and ethical behaviour. This is great news for the sales profession and will give confidence to customers that they can build strong, long-term relationships with sellers who care about them and their businesses.”

About Miller Heiman Group

Miller Heiman Group is the global leader in providing organisations sales methodology plus sales technology to drive revenue and change business outcomes. The company’s training, consulting, technology, and research solutions align process, people, tools, data and analytics to prepare sales and service organisations for the future of selling. For more information, visit https://www.millerheimangroup.com/uk.