Business Development Executive

£25,000 (OTE £30,000)
London, Shoreditch


Cameron Hail

I work as Head Resourcer, leading the resourcing team and making sure that they provide the very best service to our candidates. I also handle a lot of our internal hiring - speaking to candidates who could be a good match for the Give A Grad A Go team!

My area of expertise

As Head Resourcer, I work across a range of roles and sectors - although much of my focus is on graduate jobs in Banking & Finance and FinTech, as well as our internal hiring. I also get involved in a lot of our university outreach, building relationships with current students in preparation for their job search.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

Recruitment has always appealed to me, but Give A Grad A Go felt like an especially good fit. As a recent graduate, the company seemed completely relatable. I also wanted to work in a fun, young and vibrant office, and in a role that would challenge me and allow me to grow career-wise – it’s safe to say that both of these criteria have been fulfilled!

The worst job I've had

The worst job I’ve had definitely has to be working at department store in Birmingham. It was always incredibly busy, plus the store was a logistical nightmare!

Looking for sales graduate jobs in London, and want to work for one of the UK’s leading graduate recruitment agencies? You’re in luck, Give A Grad A Go are on the lookout for an ambitious and self-motivated Business Development Executive to join our rapidly expanding team!

Company profile

In this Business Development Executive graduate job, you will be joining the hard-working, dynamic and sociable Give A Grad A Go team. With clients ranging from fast-growing tech startups to huge multinationals like PepsiCo, Mitsubishi and Virgin, we work across many different sectors, including Marketing & Advertising, Banking & Finance and FinTech. Following a record-breaking year, we’re growing quickly – and we are seeking a Business Development Executive to come on board our team.

Job description

In this Business Development Executive graduate job, you will be joining an existing team of 2, working to identify, contact and convert potential clients into new business. Day to day, your role will involve managing the entire sales cycle, from lead to close – so you’ll be contacting businesses via phone and email, negotiating terms and fees, and playing a role in ongoing relationship management, ensuring that new clients receive the very best level of service. You will need to be a good negotiator with exceptional people skills – as your role will see you liaising with a range of potential new clients, then supporting them throughout their journey.

Key responsibilities

In this Business Development Executive graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Identifying new businesses leads and researching industry sectors for new potential clients
  • Calling, emailing and converting outbound and inbound leads into new clients
  • Negotiating terms and fees over the phone & email
  • Contributing to marketing ideas & strategies
  • Attending conferences and exhibitions to help promote the brand
  • Ongoing relationship management - ensuring new clients are receiving a high level of service
  • Ultimately helping to increase the number of businesses that are using the Give A Grad A Go service

So, what are we looking for?

  • A 2.1 from a top university
  • A tenacious work ethic with a determination to succeed
  • The ability to instantly build a great rapport either over the phone or in person
  • Excellent written communication
  • A positive mind set & self-motivation
  • Excellent time management and a high level of attention to detail
  • This is a sales role, so you'll need to be competitive and money motivated

What else is on offer?

  • A good starting salary of 25,000 (OTE 30,000)
  • Lucrative financial rewards – you can start earning bonuses from day one and bonuses are paid out on a quarterly basis
  • A healthy team is a happy team – you’ll get access to our private medical insurance scheme after 6 months, and we have lots of fresh fruit delivered to the office each week
  • We finish early on most Fridays – which makes your weekend feel that bit longer
  • We go on plenty of team nights out
  • You won’t have to stash your holidays here – we close between Christmas and New Year, and those days don't come out of your holiday allowance
  • We offer flexible working hours
  • Company mobile phone
  • We take your personal and professional development seriously – thanks to monthly and quarterly reviews we help you to put together your own plan for how you would like to progress within the business
  • You’ll have access to some great in-house and external training

Looking for sales jobs in London and interested in joining the Give A Grad A Go team? If you’re simultaneously personable and professional, and you’re interested in working for a leading graduate recruitment agency, apply for this Business Development Executive job in London today!

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Sponsorship Sales Manager - B2B

£30,000 - £40,000 (OTE £60k)

Looking for sales jobs in London and want to work for one of the UK’s leading corporate events organisers? This technology-focused conference producer is seeking a Sponsorship Manager with 2-3 years’ B2B sales experience, to join their team.

Company profile

In this Sponsorship Manager job, you will be joining a independent conference producer who specialise in the European clean energy sector. With the mission to promote and deliver the drive for clean energy, they have been delivering content-rich, conversation-starting events for the last 8 years. With ambitious growth plans already in place, as well as a unique market position with high repeat business rate, they are looking for a Sponsorship Manager to join their team and lead the charge for clean energy.

Job description

In this Sponsorship Manager job, you will be responsible for driving sponsorship and exhibition revenues across the company’s portfolio of 20 events. With a proven track record of event sponsorship sales, you will be researching and reaching out to new and existing clients to engage, find out about their changing needs, and gain an understanding of how participating in the discussion for cleaner energy can benefit their business and the wider world. You will need to have 2-3 years’ experience in B2B sponsorship or delegate sales, as well as a passion for clean energy – as you’ll be tasked with effectively selling the events, as well as managing the sales pipeline.

Key responsibilities

In this Sponsorship Manager job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Understanding new topics, industries, market audiences and potential suppliers quickly
  • Identifying key businesses in order to build and maintain a healthy pipeline of qualified leads
  • Exceeding agreed revenue targets for each conference and maximising revenue from each brand new deal as well as previous sponsors
  • Account management of current clients including forward selling
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with senior level decision makers
  • Making a minimum of 50 cold calls and 10 effective conversations per day
  • Writing bespoke sponsorship packages as well as some marketing and copywriting
  • Arranging and conducting face-to-face client meetings
  • Working closely with the marketing, production and operations teams
  • Proactively keeping abreast of the latest trends in consultative selling through books, newsletters, webinars and forums as well as having internal coaching to improve your skills

So, what are we looking for?

  • Ideally, a 2.1 or higher in a technology / engineering / business-related subject
  • 2-3 years’ of experience in B2B sales across sponsorship or delegate sales
  • A passion for clean energy and environmental change is a must!
  • A professional, calm, courteous and friendly manner
  • The ability to influence and persuade senior decision makers, as well as close high-ticket sales with ease
  • Insightful problem solving, with the ability to handle objections with confidence and ease
  • Resilience – someone who thrives in a high-pressure, deadline driven, target focused environment
  • Someone who enjoys rising to challenges and stays focused on solutions

What else is on offer?

  • A great starting salary of 30,000 - 40,000, with uncapped commission (OTE 60k+)
  • Internal and external training from day one that will help you to develop your career
  • A collaborative and results driven work environment that rewards both socially and professionally
  • Regular work drinks
  • Ideally located offices In Euston

Looking for sponsorship sales jobs in London and want to earn OTE of up to 60k? If you are a real go-getter with a great entrepreneurial spirit, and enjoy interacting with people, apply for this Sponsorship Manager (B2B Sales) job in London today!

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Team Assistant

£21,000 - £25,000

Looking for team assistant graduate jobs in London, and want to join a leading global executive search company based in the centre of the city? With high-profile clients including Coca-Cola, Amazon and Spotify on their books, this top firm are continuing to grow fast – and are now in need of an organised and personable Team Assistant to join them.

Company profile

In this Team Assistant graduate job, you will be joining a creative and collaborative global executive search company. Founded in 2006 by three partners with a background in recruitment, they set out to create an executive search company which works with the senior executives and directors in the global media and communications sector. Working with some of the world’s leading brands, they have set a high standard in the world of executive search & recruitment.

Job description

In this Team Assistant graduate job, you will play an integral role in the growth of the company. You will be given a range of responsibilities, including assisting the founder, organising board meetings, managing the office and supporting the team – meaning that you will need to be able to manage your time effectively in order to assist with the day-to-day running of the business. To be successful in this role it is essential that you are confident, proactive and determined - as you will be the point of contact for multiple stakeholders, dealing with CEOs and directors on a daily basis as well as directly supporting the founder.

Key responsibilities

In this Team Assistant graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the founder with the smooth and efficient running of diaries
  • Being the first point of contact for the Founder dealing with questions and responding to enquiries
  • Liaising with clients (communications companies, broadcast agencies, advertising agencies and so on) and building effective relationships with CEOs and PAs
  • Helping the Global CEO with the organization of board meetings and preparing packs efficiently and confidentially
  • Helping draft presentations and briefs for meetings
  • Booking internal and external meetings (including high level executive candidates, CEO’s etc), arranging travel and diary management for the founder
  • Keeping up to date with industry news and relaying to the founder and other relevant teams
  • Supporting search activities (market maps, online search)
  • Liaising with clients and building relationships with senior members, both internally and externally
  • Organising third party meetings with tact and discretion and leading on the candidate aftercare process
  • Being the point of contact for office management (including travel, tech support and building management)
  • Taking responsibility for birthdays, events and company updates

So, what are we looking for?

  • A 2.1 from a good university
  • A passion to learn more about the digital industry
  • 3 months’ corporate experience
  • A great relationship builder
  • The ability to work proactively and independently
  • A readiness to take the day-to-day lead in supporting the wider team with account activity
  • Ideally, some experience within an Office Manager, Personal Assistant or Team Assistant role

What else is on offer?

  • A great starting salary of 21,000 - 25,000, depending on experience
  • The opportunity to work closely with senior people in the digital industry and learn all there is to know about media, marketing and communications in the UK, EMEA and globally
  • A wealth of responsibility and autonomy
  • Fantastic offices in West London
  • Free breakfast daily
  • 25 days holiday, plus the offices close over Christmas and New Year!
  • The chance to join a sociable and close-knit team who have a wealth of knowledge

Looking for office manager graduate jobs in London and want to join a leading executive search company? If you’re a highly personal graduate with ambition in abundance, apply for this Team Assistant graduate job in London today!

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Junior Analyst


Looking for analyst graduate jobs in London, and want to join a leading tanker owner and operator based in West London? One of the world’s biggest liquid cargoes companies are on the lookout for a methodical and ambitious Junior Analyst – could it be you?

Company profile

In this Junior Analyst graduate job, you will be joining a multi-national owner and operator of chemical tankers. Based in London, they run a fleet of tankers focusing on the Clean Petroleum Products (CPP) trade in West Africa (WAF) and international markets. They pride themselves on providing their clients with secure, efficient, cost effective, and flexible transportation of refined petroleum products.

Job description

In this Junior Analyst graduate job, you will be joining the company’s London office, and working within the chartering department. Day to day, your tasks will include collating reports, creating forecasts and analysing global shipping markets – so you’ll be required to use your analytical skills across a range of different duties. This multi-faceted role will provide an exceptional entry-level opportunity for a driven and methodical individual to be part of a dynamic, fast paced and rapidly growing company with plenty of scope for internal progression.

Key responsibilities

In this Junior Analyst graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

  • Creating reports and forecasts for the department
  • Liaising with group companies and departments to collate reports
  • Analysing the global commercial shipping markets
  • Assisting the chartering team as required
  • Tracking and project managing new business opportunities
  • Monitoring voyage performance and feeding back any commercial / customer issues

So, what are we looking for?

  • A minimum of a 2.1 degree in a relevant discipline i.e. Business Management, Economics or IT
  • Demonstrating willingness to take ownership and accountability
  • Strong communications skills and stakeholder engagement abilities are essential
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Someone with an appetite for continuous improvement
  • The ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines
  • Good organisational skills, systematic and process driven
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and experience with reporting and data analysis is desirable
  • Previous experience in similar role would be advantageous

What else is on offer?

  • A competitive starting salary of 22,500
  • Real scope for career progression within a multi-national company
  • Pension scheme and private healthcare
  • Discretionary annual bonus and regular salary reviews

Looking for junior analyst graduate jobs in London, and interested in joining a leading tanker owner and operator? If you’re an analytical graduate with an interest in shipping, apply for this Junior Analyst graduate job in London today.

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