Graduate Sales & Business Trainee

Bridgewater Resources UK

A market-leading £900 million turnover group are looking for an ambitious graduate to join their DIY, home and garden business in Chesham. Selling a wide range of products, you’ll be joining a dynamic industry that is competitive, social and successful.

The business you’ll be joining has two specialist divisions; DIY & garden and construction & industrial supplies. With over 2,000 employees across their UK group, they believe their people are their greatest and most valuable asset. Their team deliver excellent customer service and product solutions to a friendly and welcoming industry of customers including garden centres, high street retailers and building and engineering companies.

Role Responsibilities

In this company, your development is limited only by your own ambition. You will be given the tools to be successful and the freedom to make an impact and progress in this highly sociable and fast-paced industry. Upon joining this graduate sales training scheme, you will learn about the running of the business, their product range and develop valuable commercial skills that will benefit you for years to come. While you will gain knowledge and experience in a range of business areas, the initial focus will be on internal sales.

Having built a strong foundation of skills and knowledge through the initial training programme, you will progress to a key sales role within the business with an opportunity to move to Area Sales Manager level in the future and continue to build long-lasting relationships with a variety of B2B clients and suppliers as you travel throughout the region. In addition to the freedom and autonomy offered to you at this level, you will also receive salary increases and a company car.

There will be further opportunities to progress in the future, for example, to a Business Manager position – becoming your own boss and being responsible for running your own operation within the group.


The package for this Graduate Sales and Business Trainee role includes:

  • A starting salary of £23,000
  • Your share of the company’s profits in the form of a lucrative uncapped bonus
  • Extensive training on the company, their products and the industry
  • Professional sales training, as well as continuous ‘on the job’ training and professional development
  • Bespoke mentoring and training from a successful manager with a proven track record of developing graduate talent
  • Busy and varied work environment
  • Company car (upon progression to field-based role)
  • Pension scheme
  • Opportunities to progress and build a successful career


To be successful in this Graduate Sales and Business Trainee role, you should be:

  • A driven graduate with good commercial awareness
  • An excellent communicator and networker
  • Proactive and confident
  • A fast learner
  • Able to build strong relationships with a wide variety of people

Think you’ve got what it takes? Don’t miss out – apply today to find out more!


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