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Business Consultant

  • Location: Newcastle
  • Salary: Competitive
  • End Date: 29th March 2020
  • Contract: Permanent

The role of a Business Consultant is integral to the sustained growth of our business. You will be engaging with stakeholders to develop new business opportunities across a variety of sectors and securing learners for a range of qualifications which include Apprenticeships and commercial courses. Working collaboratively with the Business Manager you will design and implement an area marketing and sales strategy to meet the needs of the business. Through the work you do, you will not only be supporting securing future SFA contracts, but increasing the standards and reputation of the industry.

Typical deliverables (this list is not exhaustive and you are expected to undertake any reasonable activity suited to your qualifications and experience)​

  • Work collaboratively with Business and Sector Managers to support the desired outcomes for their Business Unit
  • Design and implement an area marketing and sales strategy
  • Compile and maintain internal and external data and update our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems
  • Engage with local stakeholders, account manage and develop new business
  • Market and raise HIT and C2C’s profile
  • Engage and support National accounts
  • Deliver agreed levels of new business



  • Experience of sales / business development within an apprenticeship work-based learning environment 
  • Experience in the use of CRM systems 
  • Track record of delivering sales targets 
  • Knowledge of local businesses and opportunities 
  • Possess a minimum of (or working towards) level 2 standard in Maths and English 
  • Excellent IT skills – working level of knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and other MIS and databases 


  • Outstanding organisational skills 
  • Honesty, integrity, professionalism and confidentiality 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • The ability to work under pressure, be flexible and resilient 
  • Excellent networking and relationship building skills 
  • Passionate, enthusiastic and with the ambition and commitment to deliver 
  • Tactful and able to deal with difficult situations sensitively 
  • The ability to maintain a focus on delivery expectations 
  • Exemplary written communication skills 


  • Possess a focus on achieving targets 
  • Able to promote commitment, flexibility and dedication from a team 
  • Possess the tenacity to challenge the status quo and focus on continuous improvement 
  • Able to remain confident and rational when dealing with others 
  • Act with a systematic and logical approach 
  • Able to comply with systems, procedures, rules, objectives and timescales 
  • Take a proactive approach to all you do 
  • Possess tact, diplomacy and compliant approach 

Your performance will be measured on the outcome of your activities, quality of delivery and your contribution to the success of our business. You will have regular meetings with your Manager to discuss specific priorities and deliverables and to receive feedback.

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McMullen’s chose HIT as its sole external provider for Apprenticeships and vocational qualifications in early 2015 and since then we have found them a pleasure to work with.  Their expertise in this sector is superior and they have proven to be a professional and supportive partner who have a passion for learning and development, which matches our own organisation.

Amanda Walden – Training & Recruitment Manager, McMullen's

Encouraging our staff to improve their skills set and supporting them through apprenticeships and training programmes underlines our commitment to help them further develop their own careers. Offering the Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship also gives the Brend Group a point of difference which I’m convinced will help attract new members of staff in the future.

Andrew Mosedale - Group HR Manager, Brend Hotels

Our partnership with HIT has certainly made recruitment much easier in a very difficult labour market and gives us a point of difference in an increasingly competitive environment.  Kew Green has also benefited enormously from well trained, skilled and competent staff who contribute significantly to the ever improving and high levels of customer experience that our guests expect and deserve.

Andrew Tregenza - HR Business Partner, Kew Green Hotels

Apprenticeships allow us to give people a great opportunity to develop a career with us and learn a skill or trade that will accompany them throughout their career and life. We see progression to the Level 4 qualification as key to our strategy of providing development at all stages of an employee’s career with Harrison.

Alex Taylor - Training Manager, Harrison Catering Services

There is a shortage of skilled chefs within in our industry at present and any organisation that truly believes in the value of training and development of bright future stars will enable themselves to be in a strong position for the years ahead. Investing in smart training and development is at the heart of what we do within WSH, so it has been refreshing to work alongside HIT within our Baxterstorey Chef Academy. 

Rik Razza - Head of Chef Development, BaxterStorey


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