Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need previous sales or industry experience?
Previous sales experience (preferred) or industry experience is not necessary although you must have the right attitude/personality and be passionate and focused on wanting to deliver a first class customer sales experience.
What is the recruitment process?
Formal offers to join the Sales Academy will be made at least 1 month before the start of the Academy programme and candidates will be provided with feedback on their applications. You will be asked to submit a CV and 1-minute video via the 'Application' Section of this website. There will be an assessment day, which will include interviews and presentations followed by a final stage interview with one of the operating divisions.
What training will be provided and how long will it last?
On joining the Berkeley Group Sales Academy, successful candidates will embark on 9 weeks of intensive training. Part of the training will be theory based; during which you will learn all the required processes and procedures, as well as basic sales training. The remaining time will be spent on developments in sales offices, dealing with purchasers, understanding the sales process and how to deliver exceptional service levels.
How much will I earn, during the training period and once I become an operational Sales Consultant?
The starting salary for Academy trainees will be £25,000 to £27,500 pa. Following satisfactory completion of the Academy training period, which will include an exam/interview, an Academy Certificate will be awarded and candidates will become a Sales Consultant on a Berkeley Group development. On completion of 6 months employment you will be awarded an additional £1k bonus. Once operating as a Sales Consultant, i.e. after 9 weeks, candidates would be eligible for the development based commission / bonus scheme. This remuneration structure provides potential earning capability of £42-£45k OTE, depending on sales performance
What opportunities for progression are there within Berkeley?
There is a good career ladder in Berkeley for successful sales staff than can involve managing an individual development or group of developments with potentially higher remuneration. The testimonial pages provide more information on Sales Academy trainees who have achieved significant career progression within Berkeley Group.
What hours will I be expected to work?
Sales consultants will typically work 5 days per week, typically 10-6pm including weekends and bank holidays and have 2 days off during the week but precise hours can vary on each development.
Will I be expected to travel?
It would be expected that sales consultants would be prepared to travel (at their own cost) up to 1 hour from home to their place of work. Travel times during the course of the scheme will vary depending on training location.