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Technical Sales Graduate

Penguin Recruitment

Technical Sales Graduate Lutterworth Competitive Starting Salary + Benefits Ref: SH618 Penguin Recruitment is delighted to be working alongside a leading energy assessor company to bring in a tech

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Graduate Account Development Executive

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Job Title: Graduate Account Development Executive  Sector: IT The company: This Cloud SaaS Technology Company are one of Fortune’s 100 best companies to work for. Their innovative appr

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Graduate Account Manager, Manchester

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Graduate Account Manager, Manchester Location: Heald Green Salary: £23k (up to £40k OTE) REF: J3687:MAN:GJ:AM:3 Sector: IT/Managed Services Join one of the UK’s leading IT

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Graduate Sales Engineer

Bluefin Recruitment

Graduate Sales Engineer : Electronics and Software As a result of the growth in business, an exciting opportunity exists for Graduate Sales Engineers. You will need to be an ambitious individual, eit

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Graduate/ Trainee Sales Executive (Material Handling)

Alexander James Recruiting

Alexander James Recruiting is currently working with a well-established supplier of various types of materials handling equipment looking to recruit a new Trainee/Graduate Sales Executive to cover and

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Graduate PR Account Executive

Talent Search

£neg plus benefits This is a great opportunity for a bright graduate to join one of the leading agencies on the South Coast, they have a great portfolio of clients both B2C and B2B. You will b

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Graduate Account Development Executive

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Graduate Account Development Executive   Salary: £19,000 REF: J(phone number removed):MAN:GJ:GADE:1 Sector: Tech This Cloud SaaS Technology Company are one of Fortune’s 10

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Graduate Commercial Specialist Scheme

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Graduate Commercial Specialist Scheme Location:  London Salary: Basic at £25,000 with OTE of £37,500 REF: J2587:LON:GJ:GCSS:1 Sector: Tech Our award winning, internationally

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Graduate Sales Executive

Graduate Talent Solutions

Graduate Sales Executive £24,000 (Uncapped commission) London Sales Our client is known for providing custom and bespoke clothing who are dedicated to meeting client's expectations an

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Graduate Technical Sales Engineer (Mechanical/Electrical)

Rise Technical Recruitment

Excellent opportunity for a Graduate Mechanical or Electrical Engineer who is looking for structured training to become a technical expert on innovative equipment while working for a market leading co

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Graduate Sales Executive

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Job title: Graduate Sales Executive Location: Heald Green Salary: £23k (up to £40k OTE) REF: J3687:MAN:GJ:SE:6 Sector: IT/Managed Services Offering managed services and sol

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Graduate Scientific Sales Representative

Zenopa

Graduate level scientific sales role based in Cambridge - an ideal position for a recent life sciences, biological or biomedical sciences graduate looking to use their degree in a scientific sales rol

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Graduate Medical Sales Representative - Urology

1 1 Recruitment T/A 1 1 Healthcare

Graduate Medical Sales Representative - Urology Territory: East Midlands & East Anglia (Ideal location: Derby, Nottingham, Leicester area) Salary: £22K up to £10K OTE This is an entry-level position in field sales as a Graduate Medical Sales Representati

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Graduate Sales Engineer - Electronic Components

BMS Graduate Recruitment

STEM graduates needed for an immediate start Comprehensive Graduate Sales Training on offer Progression after 2 years The Role: As a Graduate Sales Engineer you will be selling the full range of components used within consumer electronics; this includes s

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Graduate Sales Executive Health Foods, London

Lime Talent

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Graduate Sales Executive for a rapidly growing SME in the Healthy Snacking sector. Inspired by nature and a desire to offer high quality, healthy snacks created with 100% natural ingredients, our client is look

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Graduate Media Sales Trainee

ProfileMedia

Media Sales Executive Exhibitions, Digital and Print £22k OTE 27k Our client is a growing company with an established and successful portfolio of exhibitions, digital and print titles. Their products are market leading in their field and have enjoyed year

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Graduate Sales Executive, £25,000 basic OTE

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Graduate Sales Executive Location: Salford Salary: £25k (up to £35k OTE) REF: J005593:MAN:GJ:AM:B Sector: Telecommunications Our client provides television, telecommunications, Internet access, and mobile network services to businesses and consumers. It’s

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Graduate Sales Executive

Buchanan Search

Graduate Sales Executive - Technology London Base £22K - OTE £35K ASAP start Are you hardworking, career driven and money motivated? Join the UKs leading IT infrastructure provider as a Graduate Sales Executive and kick-start your career in the innovative

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Graduate Sales Trainee - Business Communications

BMS Graduate Recruitment

STEM graduates needed for an immediate start Join one of the most successful communications companies in the UK Become an industry leading solution sales specialist Sector: Business Communications The Role: You will be building new business with customers

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Graduate Sales Engineer - Compressed Air Equipment

BMS Graduate Recruitment

If you have a technical background and want to work in a fast-paced field sales engineering role, then we would like to hear from you Enthusiastic, positive and dynamic individuals with technical backgrounds are ideal for this trainee level technical sale

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Helping you find a career in the Sales industry

The sales industry is driven by making money - and if you’re good at your job, you can make lots of it for both you and your employer. Most industry sectors look to recruit ambitious sales candidates who have the skills to take their company’s service or product successfully to market.

With the wide variety of businesses out there, you’ll find that no sales job is the same. In fact, they can vary quite significantly and so there are plenty of sales career pathways for graduates to choose from.

Business-to-business (B2B) sales tend to be much more corporate and involves selling a service or product to another business. Business-to-consumer (B2C) sales involve the company selling directly to individual consumers who will be using that product or service. For example, the person who sold you your phone contract? They were a B2C sales professional.

Other areas of sales include:

  • Customer service

  • Direct sales

  • Field sales

  • FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods)

  • Telesales

  • IT Sales

  • Media and advertising sales

  • Retail motor sales

  • Online sales

  • Medical sales

Graduates interested in sales careers can expect to work within a fast-paced and competitive environment - but it can also be a highly rewarding one.


Skills & interests required for a career in Sales
To succeed in a sales career, you’ll want to be a “people person.” This means you’ll need to be particularly great at interacting with other people - especially your customers and colleagues. You’ll also benefit from being able to identify or listen to your customers' problems so that you can put forward your product or service as the solution to it.

Other skills that will benefit you in sales include:
  • Communication skills

  • Time management

  • Presentation skills

  • Confidence

  • Resilience

  • Persistence

  • Good customer services skills

  • Ambition and drive (to meet targets)

  • Networking and relationship-building abilities
Graduate schemes & other typical career progression routes in Sales
Graduates can progress relatively quickly within the sales industry if they prove their capability as a strong salesperson. You’ll most likely kickstart your career as a Sales Account Executive, whether you’re working in an office or field sales (selling a company’s product or service outside of the office).

When you progress to a Sales Account Manager role, you’ll be expected to carry greater responsibility and potentially manage more key accounts (a.k.a the bigger clients). You’ll likely take on management duties if you are promoted to a Sales Manager and depending on how large the company is that you are employed by, you may also go on to manage specific regions, countries or even continents.

The most outstanding sales professionals will progress to Sales Director or Managing Director roles in their careers. At this level, you’ll be expected to have significant commercial experience in the industry to ensure the company reaches its full growth potential. You’ll also likely be required to manage staff, set deadlines and targets, handle recruitment requirements and deal with any staff issues.
Tips for getting into the field
In recent years, work experience has increased in importance for employers. The good news is that many more employers are also willing to pay students for carrying out a work placement at their company. In 2018, the top 100 graduate employers offered an average of 90 paid internships or work placements (according to High Fliers, The Graduate Market 2018.) Sixteen of those organisations provided more than 250 placements each!

While this is great news for graduates, this makes applying for these placements a little more competitive so you’ll want to build upon your soft skills while you’re still at University. Try developing customer service and communication skills through part-time jobs, such as a retail assistant, or by taking on unpaid work experience opportunities.

Graduate Schemes provide a structured route to a sales career. These are normally offered by larger companies and have a great reputation for giving graduates a wider understanding of a business and the different departments within it. You’ll likely rotate within departments, such as sales and marketing.

Alternatively, graduates can apply for junior sales positions through specialist websites, such as TheBigChoice. You will need to ensure your CV and cover letter is of a high standard and tailored to the job that you’re applying to if you want to stand out.
How much can graduates earn in Sales?
Sales professionals will often begin with a basic salary which they can then increase through commission targets. This means you will be paid a sum of money upon completing a certain task. In the case of the sales industry, this will most likely be for selling the company’s service or product. It may also be both! Successful sales professionals can significantly increase their monthly pay this way.

Graduates can expect to earn the below salaries:

Sales Account Executive: £18,000 - £27,000
Sales Account Manager: £22,000 - £60,000
Sales Director: £39,000 - £110,000
Managing Director: £47,000 - £157,000

Note that these salaries are specific to London and will be relative to its cost-of-living.
What qualifications do I need for a career in Sales?
While a degree isn’t necessary for a career in sales, employers will be impressed to see one on your CV - especially if you achieved a 2:1 or higher. A degree that is related to the industry will also help you have a greater grasp of the market you’re selling to. Software sales professionals, for example, benefit from having a business or IT degree.
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