Tax Graduate Scheme - R&D

London, Victoria


Ben Taylor

As Give A Grad A Go's Sales Manager, it's my responsibility to lead our team of expert Graduate Recruitment Consultants. I make sure that our sales team is reaching its full potential, offering both graduates and clients the best possible service.

My area of expertise

I work primarily with corporate clients in the Banking & Finance sector. My graduate jobs tend to include FX Broking, Trading and Wealth Management roles.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

Having been on the graduate job hunt for a while, I originally came into the Give A Grad A Go office to discuss potential career opportunities. I was really taken aback by the fantastic working atmosphere and cameraderie at Give A Grad A Go, and when Cary called a few hours later to invite me in for a trial, it felt right. 7 years later, here I am!

The worst job I've had

Before I worked at Give A Grad A Go, I did have a few interesting graduate jobs – probably the most challenging was working in the energy industry. It was interesting to learn about energy, but setting margins for huge corporate energy tenders was definitely a bit out of my comfort zone!

Interested in tax graduate schemes in London, and want to work for an award-winning consultancy based in the heart of the city? This growing business, known as specialists in the research & development sector, are on the lookout for a graduate to join their team on a Tax Graduate Scheme – could it be you?

Company profile

In this Tax graduate scheme, you will be joining a forward-thinking and multi award-winning technology tax consultancy. They work with international corporates and SMEs alike, providing invaluable consultancy for R&D tax relief / tax credits, patent box, video games and animation tax relief, working with key stakeholders across a vast and fast-growing client base. A team of experts with over 30 years of combined experience under their belts, they are now looking to share their knowledge of the field with a bright, ambitious and technically-minded graduate.

Job description

In this Tax graduate scheme, you will be conducting face-to-face interviews with technical staff regarding their technology and development projects. You will play an integral role in the business, responsible for defining and assessing whether their technological innovations could be eligible for technology tax reliefs from the British government. To be successful in this challenging graduate scheme you will need to be adaptable, driven and exceptionally hard-working, as the role will involve regular travel, fluctuating working hours and a huge amount of autonomy from the start.

Key responsibilities

In this Tax graduate scheme, your responsibilities will include:

  • Initially working alongside the business owner in order to build confidence and working knowledge of the industry
  • Creating technical reports that will become part of the procedure for businesses to get a substantial technology tax relief
  • Working closely with C-Level clients in order to understand and determine their complex business needs
  • Working autonomously to meet deadlines when creating highly detailed reports for clients

So, what are we looking for?

  • A BSc or MSc in Engineering, Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Computer Science from a top 20 university
  • Some business experience would be a bonus
  • Exceptional time management and communications skills - you will need to travel across the UK meeting clients and remotely completing your technical reports
  • An excellent command of English, as well as great technical report-writing skills
  • Good working knowledge of MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Great people skills – you’ll be speaking to a number of clients and colleagues
  • Knowledge of mechanical engineering, fluid dynamics and 3D modelling
  • Ideally, an understanding of precision pneumatics, hydraulics, thermal management and software
  • Someone who is willing to travel across the UK, involving some overnight stays

What else is on offer?

  • A great starting basic salary of 26,000
  • The opportunity to take ACCA’s, CIMA or ATTs, paid for by the company
  • The chance to learn about some of the most innovative technologies in the country, across many industries and business sectors
  • An attractive performance-based bonus scheme
  • Great offices in the heart of London
  • The chance to progress quickly

Looking for tax graduate schemes in London and want to work for a well-established technology tax consultancy? If you’re a highly driven graduate with an interest in tech, waste no time and apply for this Tax graduate scheme 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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