E-Commerce Graduate Scheme

South East, Surrey


William Spilsbury

I work as a Senior Recruitment Consultant within a team who specialise in Banking & Finance and Property & Retail graduate jobs.

My area of expertise 

The desk I work on has a huge list of clients ranging from startups to more established companies. We focus on anything from operations jobs within cool tech companies to client services jobs at established FinTech businesses.

Why I chose to work at Give A Grad A Go

I'd just finished writing my dissertation and decided to get on the graduate job hunt, when a friend put me in touch with one of the team at Give A Grad A Go in order for them to help me find a job. Because of a non-profit student employability company that I started with a friend at university, they invited me in for an assessment day (prior to that I'd never considered recruitment). I fell in love with the Give A Grad A Go team!

The worst job I've had

I have been very fortunate, I've always enjoyed and loved all jobs I've held, from being a waiter in a tapas bar, working on a hog roast stall (by far the tastiest), a hand full of bar roles at local pubs or even working in the tea rooms at the National Trust. I've always chosen jobs which I love and enjoy that way it doesn't feel like I'm working (as hard).

Looking for E-commerce graduate schemes in Surrey? If you’re interested in joining a direct marketing company with a UK turnover of 15 million a year, and you want to develop your client-facing skills - apply for this E-commerce graduate scheme in Surrey today!

Company profile

In this E-commerce graduate scheme, you will be joining a privately-owned retail business who market products directly to consumers via mail order media advertising and digital channels. Specialising in collectibles, memorabilia and jewellery, they create a huge range of products in response to trends, consumer demand and headline events. With an extensive list of products including jewellery, coins and collector memorabilia, their UK division has an astonishing turnover in excess of 15m a year!

Job description

In this E-commerce graduate scheme, you will be joining the management team of this global business, taking ownership of a huge category of products. From assessing future marketing, spending and profits, to designing adverts, you will be overseeing every step of the process in order to build an actionable and effective strategy. Unlike most graduate schemes, you will be given big responsibility from day one, and will be actively involved in marketing, advertising, product development & sourcing, operations and customer management. You will need to be passionate about marketing products that customers will love but highly analytical, as you will ultimately be responsible for the complete lifecycle of their product range from beginning to end.

Key responsibilities

In this E-commerce graduate scheme, your responsibilities will include:

  • Campaign planning – analysing sales data to identify marketing opportunities, making recommendations and executing agreed plans efficiently and effectively
  • Stock management – ensuring that goods are ordered and delivered as required while making sure that there is no significant left-over inventory after a programme ends
  • Budgeting – providing sales and cost projections as requested, and taking all necessary steps to achieve projected results
  • Supplier negotiation – liaising with manufacturers to negotiate the best costs, order volumes and delivery lead-times
  • Advertising – preparing copy and developing creative briefs for product literature and any ancillary materials
  • Customer communication – ensuring a great customer experience by keeping them informed about new offers and delivery dates

So, what are we looking for?

  • A minimum of a 2.1 or above from a top 10 UK university
  • At least a B in A-Level Maths or proven analytical capabilities
  • Strong analytical ability and an aptitude for problem-solving
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • An interest in E-commerce
  • The capacity to multi-task and prioritise your time effectively
  • A real problem-solver
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills
  • A keen eye for detail – you will need to identify and implement areas of improvement within the business
  • A professional and friendly demeanour
  • A strong work ethic and a proactive approach

What else is on offer?

  • A highly competitive starting salary of 26,000
  • A social office environment with a collaborative mentality
  • Monthly social and trips and a monthly lunch club
  • The chance to work with an innovative and privately owned e-commerce business
  • Rapid career progression - this is a management position, where there are excellent growth opportunities, and the successful candidate will be supported to achieve their full potential
  • The chance to join a dynamic and hard-working team who also enjoy the social side to work

Looking for graduate schemes in Surrey and want to join an international E-commerce business? If you’re an ambitious and hard-working graduate with exceptional problem-solving skills, apply for this E-commerce Graduate Scheme in Surrey today!