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Graduate Job Commercial Sales Graduate

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Discovery
Reference: J1023
Salary: £20k per year + bonuses + benefits  

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A three year graduate programme, complete with development opportunities, including enrolment on the Discovery OPEN Programme as well as ISMM training and support for additional qualifications where necessary. In three year’s time you will be expected to be in your first managerial role. There will be opportunities for incremental pay reviews throughout the programme, based on meritocracy.

The Discovery ADR Group is a rapidly expanding talent acquisition and talent management organisation. Fundamentally, we make it easier for companies to attract develop and retain exceptional talent within their businesses.
We have grown exponentially from our humble beginnings in graduate recruitment to become well recognised for exceptional results, efficiencies and service delivery both domestically and internationally. We are particularly strong in the food and engineering sectors.
We are actually quite unique in our diversity and the scope of our expertise, recognised for providing innovative and sustainable solutions for companies looking for talent, from interns and graduates through to senior executive positions across the globe.
Over the last 17 years we have built an enviable reputation as a business, clearly defined by the commitment to excellence and the results we deliver. We are a values-driven business, where hard work and integrity is recognised and rewarded. Every single member of the team plays a massively important part in our success.

This is a client-facing role and you will be responsible for identifying and creating new relationships with businesses across the UK. You will become an expert in professional selling, networking, tendering for business and negotiation. By gaining a thorough understanding of the challenges and complexities our clients face, you will demonstrate how our knowledge and expertise delivers highly effective solutions.
Our Commercial Sales Managers Programme will take you through a breadth of valuable training alongside your day-to-day role in the business.
First and foremost you will receive extensive structured sales training via our Sales Winners Programme, whilst being fully supported to ensure we optimise your skills and enable you to build a successful career in a wonderfully rewarding profession.

A note about professional selling in the 21st century

Professional selling in today’s modern world is far removed from what it once was in the past. Selling in the 21st century centres around building rapport with companies, understanding their needs and challenges and using effective questioning to provide the most appropriate solution. Sales people and customers are no longer in opposition. Sales people are trusted partners and customers have confidence in them delivering the solution that is absolutely right for them. Selling is about educating your audience, enlightening them to ways of solving the challenges which they face on a daily basis.

If you are committed to finding a role in which you can use your excellent problem solving skills and interpersonal skills to build quality partnerships with businesses, and help businesses become more profitable through solving their people problems, then this is the role for you.

The role

Being primarily responsible for new business sales in line with sales strategy, you will be required to:

  • Identify new business opportunities through a proactive approach to lead generation and direct sales contact
  • Effectively network around an organisation to establish other opportunities for the Discovery ADR Group
  • Identify opportunities and promote the full range of services within Discovery Graduates portfolio
  • Work alongside marketing to create opportunities through a targeted approach
  • Deliver required targets for new business
  • Become an expert in graduate recruitment and development and establish a status as a ‘trusted advisor’ for our clients

Joining the Discovery Future Leaders Programme, this is a very exciting opportunity for a graduate who is ambitious, committed to consistently achieving high results and keen to kick start a successful career in professional selling.



  • Educated to degree level with a minimum of a 2:2
  • Be highly pursuant, driven and self-motivated, with a desire to succeed
  • Be motivated by the achievement of targets
  • Be inquisitive with the ability to act on initiative
  • Be competitive and gregarious
  • Be hard working and resilient
  • Have a track record of personal and academic success and excellent numeracy and literacy skills
  • Excellent communication, inter-personal skills and high standards of presentation
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • IT literate including working knowledge of databases
  • Possess drive, desire and determination to succeed at a high level
  • Have a strong desire to pursue a career in professional selling
  • Live in Birmingham or be willing to relocate
  • Full driving licence required


We are committed to employee development, supporting additional qualifications, providing excellent remuneration and benefits package. Our culture is highly encouraging and supportive.
It’s not all work though; we take time to celebrate our successes with company days out, monthly drinks nights, a quarterly dining club, monthly breakfast meetings, rewards and incentives.
All in all, we are a great company to work with!
We are passionate about our people and will provide you with all of the training and support that you will need to be successful.


Location: West Midlands

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