Sales Trainee

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Charlotte  


As a sales trainee, you will complete a 12 month sales training program which includes a combination of structured classroom and on-the-job learning with a focus on building an understanding of the employee benefits industry, MetLife’s group benefits and professional selling skills.  Successful completion of the program will prepare you for your future account executive position within our Group Benefits Sales organization.



  • Complete and participate in all required MetLife learning and training – including successful completion of the Sales Academy Program
  • Work effectively with a seasoned sales professional who serves as a mentor in educating the trainee to the various product and services offered by MetLife.  This will involve meetings with the mentor and his/her customers, brokers, and consultants.
  • Develop an understanding of the Group Benefits products and services – including Disability, Dental, Life, Auto & Home, Hyatt Legal, and Critical Illness
  • Learn the basic financial drivers of the Group Benefits Sales business and product lines
  • Build sales competencies – including communication, presentation, negotiation, and relationship building skills
  • Support the sales office by meeting with brokers or customers, making cold calls, conducting enrollment meetings or benefit fairs, providing post-sale service and interaction with clients, and assisting the account executives with their territories
  • Generate reports to track/report activities, progress, and strategies
  • Ability to travel
  • Manage expenses according to company guidelines
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required


  • Knowledge of the MetLife organization, history, core values as well as industry information, including an understanding of brokers, customers, and competitive landscape
  • Interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, presentation skills, sound business judgment, computer skills, ability to lead and influence, analytical, relationship building and organizational skills.
  • The ability to obtain {or possess} Life, Accident and Health, Property & Casualty and FINRA 6 & 63 licenses is required.  Trainee must remain up-to-date with continuing education requirements to maintain licensing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)






At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.” 




MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Requisition #: 32743 

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