Business Development Manager

Business Development Manager

Join Our Team

We’re seeking an ambitious and knowledgeable Business Development Manager to fuel our growth and drive us to new heights.

Are you ready to take the lead in shaping the future of Apprenticeships and Learning & Development? Look no further!

As a company always looking to Raise the Bar, we collaborate with renowned brands, revolutionising leadership and management development solutions with the expertise of global industry leaders.

Creating and maintaining a positive and inclusive culture is hugely important to us, that’s why we focus on recruiting the best possible people, who align with our high-performing culture and company values. We’re committed to developing and rewarding those who share our goals and vision with fantastic perks and career opportunities.

As our Business Development Manager, you will wear multiple hats, leveraging our platform to sell Leadership & Management Apprenticeships to levy-paying employers and showcasing our unique online programmes. This role encompasses end-to-end business development, from generating leads to sales meetings and securing new clients.

Location: Remote

Salary: up to £40k, realistic OTE of £60k but uncapped

Contract type: Full-time, Permanent


Our Team

Being part of a resilient and evolving team is as important to us as it is to you! Getting the right mix of fun, diversity, development and energy is key to Raising the Bar together.

We Care, We Own it, We Dream, We Win #DreamTeam



Some of what you’ll be doing:

  • Responding to business-generated opportunities and engaging with employers to drive learner starts on our apprenticeship courses and online programmes.
  • Harnessing our warm, senior-level database to cultivate and convert leads into valuable clients.
  • Proactively cold calling and networking to uncover fresh leads and nurture them into new accounts.
  • Maximising client benefits by cross-selling and upselling our diverse range of propositions.
  • Providing expert guidance on apprenticeship levy and funding options to advise and support clients.
  • Cultivating and strengthening client relationships to ensure long-term partnerships.
  • Collaborating closely with our marketing team to amplify business development efforts.
  • Facilitating seamless client handovers to our Operations and L&D departments.
  • Working towards monthly and annual targets to drive success.

What you’ll need:

  • Proven experience within a training provider, specialising in apprenticeship sales.
  • In-depth knowledge of apprenticeship funding and the levy.
  • Demonstrated success in achieving and surpassing sales targets.
  • Exceptional organisational and prioritisation skills to effectively manage workload.
  • Excellent communication abilities to engage and connect with clients.
  • A team player and relationship builder who thrives in a collaborative environment.
  • Strong alignment with our company values.

What your RTB journey could look like

Take a listen to our Head of Client Solutions, Rucha Roberts, talking about her journey at Raise the Bar and how she progressed to become the Head of our amazing and successful Sales team!


Super flexible working
Work-life balance is huge for us. We offer flexibility over the hours you work, where you work and even have non-meeting days, so you get the time you need for the tasks you never quite get around to.

Raising the Bar on your career
We’re constantly evolving – providing great opportunities for development, diversification and progression. Our team have access to hundreds of resources and events, alongside opportunities for formal qualifications and the chance to have their own mentor.

Unlimited holidays
We provide 24 days paid leave with an additional unlimited holiday buy back scheme so you have plenty of time to recharge and spend more time doing what you love.

Great social culture
We work remotely but we’re a really close-knit team; monthly team building activities & challenges (with prizes!), regular coffee & catch-up calls and company events. There are even support groups for parenting, fitness & menopause – you’ll soon feel part of the RTB family!

Giving Back
Our team and the communities we live in are so important to us. That’s why we offer Corporate Social Responsibility days for our team to support a cause close to their heart and we have regular charity fundraising events.

Our Values

We Care

We are here to listen, to provide the best support and experience to our team and our customers.

We Dream

We have big dreams for our clients, for our team. We, explore, we innovate, we do!

We Own It

We are challenge facer-oners! Taking full accountability and exceeding expectations.

We Win

One team, with trust and respect who know what we are here for.