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date_icon_black12 Dec 2018
location_icon_blackCumbria or Warrington
currency_icon_black£26,000 + £1,000 Golden Hello
date_icon_black12 Dec 2018
location_icon_blackCumbria or Warrington
currency_icon_black £26,000 + £1,000 Golden Hello
The two-year programme consists of three secondments chosen by you with the guidance of your mentor.
We’re the world’s largest building society, who is dedicated to being an ethical business and giving back to the world. Our graduate programmes are fulfilling, offer a competitive starter package and will open up a huge number of opportunities to you."
Co-op offers a different approach to big business; one that’s down to earth and straightforward. Across our multiple areas, from food to insurance, our 70,000 people work together to make our decent, fair, ethically and morally strong business succeed."
Whilst we primarily operate in the financial market, our graduate schemes cover much more than these roles. From Investment Banking, to Technology, to Legal, there will definitely be a place for committed and passionate graduates in our workplace."
As an international healthcare services organisation, we're all about having people in the business who are capable of seizing opportunities and driving sustainable growth. We have more than 6,000 employees across 22 countries."
The UK is the only place in the world where all three of BMW Group’s brands (BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars) are represented by manufacturing operations. Whether you’re a recent graduate looking to kick-start your career, or a young professional ready for your next challenge – you’re sure to find exciting and rewarding opportunities with us."
Savillis is a global real estate services providers, with an international network of more than 700 offices. Each site is sociable, friendly with a healthy work-life balance. All we ask from our employees is that you always bring your A game. "
Buchanan Search was founded in 2013 by James Baker, who brought over 10 years of recruitment and executive search experience to the firm.
RedTusk was established with the overriding objective to deliver high performing sales personnel to some of world’s most exciting businesses.   We recruit across the North of England, London, and the Southwest and we have also on occasio…
We are an expert in recruitment. CV-Library takes pride in detailing jobs across all sectors for the nation's student and graduate job-seekers.
We fasttrack our graduates into leading jobs within a wide range of sectors. Basic salaries range from 18-30k. Fasttrack Graduates average earnings are £40,000 and top performers can expect to earn over £100,000.
Celsius Graduate Recruitment is the UK’s leading graduate technology sales recruitment company. With over ten years’ experience, we source and place ambitious, passionate and driven individuals into highly lucrative graduate IT sales jobs.
Many of our staff say it’s the interesting, varied and worthwhile work that’s the real benefit for working with us.

Graduate sales jobs are about so much more than cold calling - that's a myth that needs leaving in the 1980s! Sales graduates are more likely to find themselves working with clients on creative briefs, pitching big-budget ideas and hunting out innovative solutions to marketing problems. It's exciting - connect with employers here to find out more.

How much can I earn as a Sales Assistant?
Sales assistants (for example in retail) can earn £14,000-18,000, with sales managers and senior staff earning over £40,000 and more depending on the company. Account Mangers – high level sales roles that involve project and client management as well as direct selling – can start on around £24,000, but can rise hugely with experience. Sales jobs also usually include performance-related bonuses, as well as commission on the items or services sold.
What qualifications do I need to be a Sales Assistant?
With a Bachelors Degree Although you don’t necessarily need a related degree, if you are looking for a graduate job in sales most employers will be looking for candidates with at least a 2.1 in any subject.

If you are selling a very specific product, for example pharmaceuticals, it may be useful to have a qualification in this area in order than you have all the technical knowledge required. Large companies may be able to offer a graduate scheme, which will be structured and last for around two years.

After gaining some experience in a sales environment you may look into professional qualifications offered by the Chartered Institute of Marketing or the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management.
What skills do I need to be a Sales Assistant?
The skills required of sales people are multi-faceted. Whilst being persuasive and often borderline pushy, it is important not to come across as aggressive out of fear of losing the deal. Drive and resilience are two of the most important skills that you must have in order to succeed in a sales environment, as well as the ability to deal with high pressure situations, tight deadlines and frequent knock-backs.

From a business perspective, you must be fully aware of the market that you are selling into, as well as having a strong commercial awareness.

Other important skills for those working in sales include:
  • Strong customer service
  • Tact
  • Enthusiasm
  • Teamwork
  • Exceptional communication
  • Confidence
  • Negotiation
What experience do I need to get a job in Sales?
Experience in any sales-focused role – whether this is working in a shop or helping sell products in some other way – is beneficial when looking for jobs in this industry.