Graduate Sales Academy – Industry Leading Tech Firm – 25 Positions Available!

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  • Salary/Rate:

    20k basic salary with uncapped OTE – £100k achievable in year 3

  • Start Date:

    January 2021

  • Location:

    South Coast (between Portsmouth and Southampton) GB

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Graduate Sales Academy – Industry Leading Tech Firm – 25 Positions Available!

Location: South Coast (between Portsmouth and Southampton)

Salary: 20k basic salary with uncapped OTE – £100k achievable in year 3

Start Date: Training Academy Starting 1st February

The Opportunity

Our client is an industry-leader in providing IT Business Solutions to major clients on an international level.  Working with their partners, they deliver innovative solutions around the globe, no more so, than in the current economic climate.  So, it is with pride, that they announce their latest Sales Academy which culminates in a role which will provide you with challenge and career opportunities not seen elsewhere within the industry.

Following a successful selection process, you will join an elite team of 25 new players who will embark on an industry-leading training programme.  The programme is designed to help you understand their clients’ business ethos, develop and evolve your sales and technology skills, concluding with an exciting accreditation from the programme and spring-boarding you into an Account Executive role.  The training will concentrate on the basics around the technology we sell and more importantly, begin to understand the fundamentals of selling and industry-leading account management.


The training will be delivered in a ‘blended’ way:

·         Remote-distanced learning using their unique briefcase of materials and IT set-up

·         eLearning using state-of-the art platforms to develop their professional sales skills

·         Regular in-course assessments to monitor your knowledge acquisition and development

·         Your Line Manager will be in regular contact with you to support and guide you

·         You will also be assigned a Buddy Mentor – a past trainee who has successfully completed the programme so can help you along the way


The Role

Sales is a job that not everyone is aware of and which will be different every day, but here is a rough idea of what a Graduate Sales Executive will be required to do.

·         Business Development- Approaching and winning new clients to work with.

·         Account Management- Working with businesses over time, developing a relationship.

·         Phone work – The most efficient way of doing business is over the phone and as a sales person this will become your most valuable tool.

·         Meetings – Meeting with clients face to face to try and get them to buy your products.

·         Market Analysis – It’s really important to know what’s happing in your market at any given time, so market analysis and research are vital.

There are loads more aspects to a sales role, but not to worry as the client offers industry leading training, setting you up to be the best Graduate Sales Executive out there.

What Experience do you need for the Role?

The short answer is it depends. There’s no set profile that the company look for, it’s much more about personality that your background, but here are some things that always help…

·         Resilience – Sales is a frustrating job if you’re not resilient. Being able to deal with frustrations and knockbacks is a must.

·         Work Ethic – The harder you work, the better you do. Sales is a great job for a graduate to get in to because you’re in control of your earnings, but that means you’ve got to put the effort in.

·         Charisma – Sales people tend to be charismatic and confident, you are calling strangers most of the time after all, you need to make them like you!

·         Competitive Edge – You will be working in an environment where you can see how well you’re doing in comparison to others, so target driven and competitive people tend to fare better.

·         Emotional Intelligence – You will have to build relationships with a massive range of people so emotional intelligence is hugely important.

·         Money Motivation – Arguably one of the most important things for someone to possess going into sales. The harder you work in sales, the more money you make. It’s a job where you can be making 6 figures within 3-4 years, so it’s really key that you have a genuine money drive.

If you think you’d be well suited to sales and you have the relevant skills then don’t hesitate to send over your CV to Ciaran North at Graduate Fasttrack.


Graduate Fasttrack are market leaders at placing graduates into sales roles. We pride ourselves on offering a bespoke service, and really identifying the wants and needs of our candidates. We do recruitment differently; we understand for graduates choosing a career can be a huge step and fully take that into account. If sales seems like the career for you or if you know of anyone else who is currently looking then get in touch and speak to one of our experienced consultants for more information.

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