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Your interview for Edmundson Electrical's

Graduate Commercial Training Programme

Get to know more about Edmundson

Edmundson wants to hire graduates that share their passion for building long-lasting customer relationships. They will also look for individuals who are ambitious, money-motivated, target-driven and are able to demonstrate that they are enthusiastic about working for one of the largest and most successful businesses in the electrical distribution industry.

Find out more about their business before your interview and you're sure to impress them.


Edmundson largely deals with B2B clients. Their customer base includes electrical contractors & engineers, facilities management, government agencies, local authorities, industrial companies, power generation, utilities, construction, panel builders, oil, gas, petrochemical, export markets, food industries, hotels/leisure, retail, air conditioning, heating & ventilation, refrigeration, security and fire prevention.


Edmundson’s supplier policy focuses mainly on brands sourced from the world’s leading manufacturers and quality products. The wide range of products they stock includes lighting, cables, wiring accessories, switchgear, ventilation, heating, emergency lighting and fire detection, security access control, tools and fixings and renewable energy. Edmundson’s Electric Center business also manufactures its own brand called Acel.


The UK market for the distribution of electrical products has an estimated value of £9.8 billion. It’s a huge industry, even though not many people from outside it are aware of it. Edmundson are one of the three largest national electrical wholesalers in the UK. Their highly decentralised business philosophy empowers local managers to make all important business decisions. This flexible style allows them to tailor relationships with customers and suppliers locally.

What do Edmundson look for?

Confident communicators

Edmundson’s business is all about building relationships. First and foremost they’re looking for graduates who are naturally great communicators and who can confidently build relationships with, advise and sell to clients.

Resilient workers

A positive and resilient attitude is key to building a successful career with Edmundson. They look for graduates who want to get stuck into all areas of the business. If you’re the type of person who wants to work hard and be rewarded well for it, you’ll fit right in.

Business-minded individuals

Edmundson look for business-minded graduates who have the ability to spot and capitalise on business opportunities. They want you to be able to quickly take control and manage your own workload while being proactive and eager to improve business processes.

Additional Interview Tips

1. Dress to impress. Edmundson are looking for well-presented graduates who will represent their business in the future. Show them that you are the right person for the job by looking the part with professional attire – a suit jacket, tie and polished shoes are recommended.

2. Arrive on time. As with any interview, you should ensure that you are punctual. You should aim to arrive 10-15 minutes early (but no earlier than this as it may look unprofessional) and if you are going to be late for any reason, call the location as soon as possible to let your interviewer know.

3. Prepare your own questions. A great way to show that you are enthusiastic about the company and the role is to think of some questions that you can ask your interviewer. Click here for some examples. You can also start thinking about your answers to common interview questions like these.

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