Graduate Sales & Management Programme

City Electrical Factors
Birmingham, West Midlands
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Industry

What is our business?

Join an industry worth £5bn per annum in the UK.

Join a Company with a diverse and interesting customer base, assist our 250,000 UK customers and become an asset to their business, learn about products and their applications. Our customer base predominately operates in the construction, refurbishment, maintenance and repair sectors. Our National Account Customers include, Amey, British Telecom, Coca-Cola and Norland Managed Services.

Join a Company which partners with the very best suppliers, develop your skills and learn from our supply chain partners including global organisations such as Schneider and Siemens. We have over 10,000 suppliers which help us to deliver the right products and services to our loyal customers every day.

The Company

What’s in it for me?

The UK’s leading Electrical Wholesaler

Join a………

Company with great financial stability.

Who’s got 10% market share and £0.5bn UK turnover.

Where you really can work your way to the top, start at the beginning and work you’re your way up.

Where you can develop a career, the speed of your progression is in your hands. Career progression is our primary objective and promoting from within is one of our core values.

Which trains and develops its people. People development is high on our agenda, our internal training and development programme covers all aspects of business including, Sales, Procurement, Product Knowledge, Customer Service, HR and People Management.

Where effort and achievement is rewarded and incentivised through our generous remuneration policy. The higher your achievements, the higher your reward!

What we offer?

Commercial Sales & Management programme

Our 2 year Commercial Graduate Programme is focused on finding talented individuals and developing them into the future leaders of our business.

The course allows you to gain an insight and understanding into all aspects of CEF from operations right through to manufacturing.

The programme will involve travel throughout the UK and will require time spent away from home, approximately one week in every four, attending training courses.


  • Day to Day Operations
  • Customer Service Excellence
  • Commercial Business Training
  • Product Knowledge Training
  • Professional Sales Training
  • Management Training
  • Human Resources
  • Anti-bribery and Company Ethics
  • Electrical Contractor (three month placement)
  • Accountancy
  • IT and Marketing

You will also have the opportunity to participate in the EDA (Electrical Distributors Association) product knowledge training modules to achieve a recognised City & Guilds qualification.

Long term opportunity

On completion you’ll go on to your first Sales Management role as an Account Manager, just the beginning of a fast paced and rewarding career with CEF.

From there you will then have the opportunity to progress to a Branch Manager’s role where you can expect to receive an average salary of £48k, however our top performers achieve in excess of £80k plus a company car to the value of £50k.

What do you need?

There’s no doubt about it, a career with City Electrical Factors requires commitment, dedication and above all hard work, coupled with a need for excellent communication skills, bags of initiative and a real desire to succeed. In addition you should have the following minimum qualifications;

  • Bachelor of honours degree, Min 2:2
  • A full UK driving licence.


Competitive salary

Yearly bonus

Fully expensed company car

Tailored development plan

Start date

4th September 2016