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Company Profile - Discovery Recruitment & Training on behalf of Calor Gas


With over 70 years experience in supplying LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas), Calor is the market leader in the industry, a position that we are very proud to be in. However, far from being complacent, we are constantly striving to improve the service we provide to our customers in this flexible and environmentally sensitive energy market. Around 4 million homes and businesses rely on us for an enormous variety of applications.

Career Opportunities

What do we offer?
Joining our Graduate Development Programme, you will develop a broad knowledge of our business and responsibility early on. There are great opportunities to progress within a dynamic market leading company like Calor Gas.

What will I be doing?
Your role will be challenging and rewarding. You will be expected to elevate Calor's appliance retail presence within a defined area. You will be involved in sales and implementing and supporting marketing plans. You will be responsible for increasing profitability and turnover from appliance sales as well as managing the stock control process.

What we look for

This role requires a bright, quick thinking Graduate, who can spot new commercial opportunities. You need to have excellent communication and customer service skills as well as being sales focused, innovative and proactive. You will be in a face to face sales environment and must present well.

Key Attributes:

  • Initiative and Enthusiasm for new challenges
  • Entrepreneurial - spot new business opportunities
  • Independent - self motivated

If you have a solid background in customer service, a proactive retail environment or have had exposure to a sales environment but want more this could be your chance. We are not looking for ôtrack recordsö or previous sales experience, we are more interested in your potential.

Essential Requirements
1.) Degree - 2ii or above, obtained within the last five years
2.) Retail experience
3.) Excellent communication skills - Customer contact
4.) Team Player, enthusiasm, drive, keen to learn, career minded, tenacious
5.) Fully mobile, flexible to work from other locations in UK if required
6.) Full driving licence

Case Studies

Name: Mike Shevlane
University: Loughborough University
Course: Business Management
Graduates: 1980

Position: Area Manager for London and the South East

I have worked for Calor for many years. When I first graduated I started working within the food industry for a large FMCG business however, an opportunity presented itself with Calor Gas and I snapped it up.

Within Calor I have progressed through a number of roles which has given me an in depth knowledge of the company including working within the Calor Retail Centres. This is a very exciting role because you really get to see how a business works. You are given responsibility from the word go. The role consists of contact with distributors, selling, negotiating prices with suppliers, developing relationships and marketing you centre. You are also involved in the daily running of the centre and are responsible for cost control, safety on the site and stock control. In the role you will experience a massive learning curve.

I am now the Area Manager for London and the South East and the Retail Centre managers report into me. Within Calor Gar there is room for progression but you have to prove yourself. You have to be hard working and be prepared to put the hours in. The main thing we look for from our graduates is ambition, a will to win, tenacity and motivation. You must be results driven and competitive.

Calor offers a fantastic opportunity to enthusiastic and driven individuals who want responsibility.

Name: Alastair Lovell
University: Wolverhampton
Course: Humanities
Graduates: 1990

Position: Customer Services Operations Manager

I joined Calor gas as part of their Graduate Trainee Scheme straight after University. I was one of three graduates taken into the General Management Programme and spent time in sales and marketing, credit control and customer services.

12 months into the programme I applied for a position as a promotions

How to apply

Blackthorn House
Tel : 0121 212 3111

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