Graduate Trainee Sales Manager

Bridgewater Resources UK

Are you a driven and people-focused graduate looking to make a career for yourself in a fast-paced commercial role? This is an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Trainee Sales Manager to join a market-leading DIY, home and garden distribution business. You will embark on a fast-track training program with ongoing professional development that will equip you with all the knowledge, tools and skills needed to thrive in a successful sales career.

The business you’ll be joining are part of an impressive nationwide group who already employ over 1,700 people across the UK and have an annual turnover exceeding £1 billion. 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.

Graduate Training Programme: 3-4 Weeks

  • Complete an intensive 3-4 week training programme in Ipswich (accommodation will be provided)
  • Learn about key areas of the business, market and the company’s product range
  • Develop your sales skills and complete formal sales training
  • Be mentored by a dynamic, motivated and successful manager
  • Work in a fast-paced and hands-on business environment

Progression to Field Sales: Month 2 and Beyond

  • Travel and build strong relationships with key B2B customers across Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and West Norfolk
  • Be at the forefront of representing the business by both winning new business and growing existing accounts
  • Present, communicate and negotiate with a wide range of customers
  • Manage your customer accounts and diary
  • Receive ongoing professional development and excellent opportunities to progress with the business and wider group


As a Graduate Trainee Sales Manager, you will receive:

  • Starting salary of £27,000 – £29,000
  • Your share of the company’s profits in the form of a lucrative performance-related bonus
  • Full training and ongoing development, including sales training courses
  • Fast progression
  • Optional membership to the company’s excellent pension scheme
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • High-spec, hybrid company car (driving licence required)

If you’re a confident, motivated and proactive graduate with excellent communication skills and some sales or customer service experience, apply today to find out more!


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