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Business Development - Graduate Scheme

£34,000 - £38,000

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Joe Goddard

I'm a Recruitment Consultant at Give A Grad A Go, focusing primarily on IT, Software & Engineering graduate jobs. 

My area of expertise

My working background has been in retail and hospitality, which has definitely prepared me for the fast-paced nature of recruitment! I work on IT, Software & Engineering graduate jobs, as well as a few Digital roles - ranging from Software Developers, to Support roles in high-growth tech startups.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

After returning from living abroad, I threw myself into the graduate job hunt. I came across Give A Grad A Go by chance when applying for different recruitment roles and after a brief courtship I came to work for them. I've not looked back since!

The worst job I've had

I spent one summer working as a Field Sports Camp Co-ordinator, putting on events across Suffolk for local kids who wanted to get active. It would have been a great job... if any kids turned up! Due to a mess up with the advertising, no one knew we were even running the camp.

Looking for sales jobs in London, and interested in joining one of the UK’s fastest-growing mobile agencies? This cutting-edge technology business are on the lookout for an ambitious graduate to join their Business Development graduate scheme – so apply today!

Company profile

In this Business Development graduate scheme, you will be joining a fast-growing web and mobile agency who work with clients ranging from high-profile startups to multi-national businesses. With offices in London and France, they specialise in quickly building bespoke platforms, using a variety of frameworks including Lean, Agile and Scrum. The company has grown exceptionally quickly over the last 3 years (from 35 to 200+ employees) and they are aiming to expand their London team rapidly for 2019. Having recently been awarded the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce’s SME and start-up award, and named in Deloitte’s Technology Fast 50, this impressive business are fast becoming a big name in the industry.

Job description

In this Business Development graduate scheme, you will get the opportunity to work across several different aspects of the business, whilst learning from hugely successful entrepreneurs. You will get the chance to work in 4 key areas – sales, recruitment & growth, business strategy and digital projects - so you'll be able to develop a real range of skills on this structured grad scheme. You will need to be adaptable, hard-working and business-savvy, as you’ll be working on many different tasks and be expected to pick up new responsibilities quickly.

Key responsibilities

In this Business Development graduate scheme, your responsibilities will include:

  • Sales - You will take part in consultative sales (no cold-calling) and strategic account management on projects ranging from 50k - 500k, to accelerate the company’s growth
  • Recruitment & Growth – You will play a big part in hiring the best engineers, and smartest business brains – handling agencies, interviewing candidates and coaching them through to offer stage
  • Strategy - You’ll play a critical part in shaping the future of the business, optimising processes across the business, and leveraging your experience on the job
  • Digital Projects – You will be in direct contact with the clients’ senior level decision makers, to build custom applications that meet their end users’ needs

So, what are we looking for?

  • A minimum of a 2.1 from a top university
  • A proven interest in technology
  • Previous client-facing experience would be preferable, but is not essential
  • Fantastic communication skills, both written and verbal
  • The ambition to thrive in an entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment
  • Evidence of a previous attempt at an entrepreneurial venture, perhaps whilst studying, would be a bonus!

What else is on offer?

  • A fantastic starting salary of between 34,000 - 38,000
  • Fantastic offices in the heart of London
  • Over 1,000 per year comfort budget – including laptops, phones and headphones
  • Regular work nights out, and the opportunity to visit Paris and meet the French team
  • Learning & cultural leave on top of annual leave – giving you the chance to develop professionally
  • The opportunity to work in a young and burgeoning business and learn from successful entrepreneurs

Looking for sales graduate schemes in London and interested in joining a top web & mobile agency in the midst of huge growth? If you’re adaptable and ambitious, apply for this Business Development Graduate Scheme in London today.

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Looking for HR graduate jobs in London and want to work for a fast-growing tech platform? Having just received big funding, this HR tech startup are in the midst of big expansion – so it’s the perfect time to join their team as an HR Advisor.

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In this Junior HR Advisor graduate job, your responsibilities will include:

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  • Cycle to work scheme
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Looking for HR graduate jobs in London and want to join a fast-growing HR tech startup? If you’re proactive and personable, with a ‘can-do’ attitude to work, apply for this Junior HR Advisor job in London today!

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Looking for account manager graduate jobs in London and want to work in the education sector? An award-winning EdTech startup is now looking for an ambitious and personable Account Manager to join their growing team.

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In this Account Manager graduate job, you will be joining an innovative EdTech startup who have created an online platform designed to transform and simplify the university application process for students. Over the course of the last 6 years, they have amassed a vast customer base – and are used in over 1000 schools worldwide. Backed by a vast number of students, teachers, politicians and business leaders, their rapid growth is showing no signs of slowing.

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Looking for relationship manager graduate jobs in London and want to join one of the UK’s leading EdTech platforms? If you’re a personable graduate with a knack for people, apply for this Account Manager job in London today!

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