Graduate Sales Executive, Defence, London - £30k

Sales Talent
London (Central)
12 Jan 2018
13 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client specialises in Business-to-Business Events across several sectors. Their market value has increased more than 200% in the last 4 years and they now employ 800+ people across sales, marketing and operations in the UK. Their offices are a fun and friendly environment in which to work though you are clearly expected to work hard whilst having fun.

If you have a little telesales experience or if you have the attributes to be successful in sales but, as yet, no experience, this is a great opportunity to work on one of the world’s biggest exhibitions in the Defence and Security sector. With a brilliant track record and significant potential for growth, this is an amazing opportunity to start your career with a world-leading, high profile event.


Specialising in the Defence and Security sector, our client’s exhibition brings together all the major players in their world. This is marketplace with a global audience and the event hosts not just the world’s biggest companies in defence and security but also government officials and military VIPs from across the world.

You will be selling a range of options for clients to present themselves at this world-renowned event. This will include stand sales, sponsorship opportunities, editorial promotion, show guide advertising, speaking slots and every other means of presenting credentials at an event that takes over one whole exhibition centre for 4 days.

Most of your work will be telephone based from our client’s office in south west London though you will be expected to attend events in places like Paris and Abu Dhabi to meet clients and prospective clients for your London show.

If you’re looking for a well-established market which is also growing year on year and a company that will support you with a market-leading development programme, then this could well be for you.


Whilst it would be great for you to have experience of sales, our client is happy to consider people with the right mindset and attributes but no experience. So, what attributes do you need?

  • Hard-working ethic that sustains when times are tough not just when the sun is shining!
  • Positive outlook that means you accept the down times of sales without getting down.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • The ability to learn a new market and new skills quickly.
  • The credibility to talk to senior decision-makers over the phone and face-to-face.

If that sounds like you and you’re ready to join a fun, hard-working, successful environment, then contact us now because our client really wants to meet you.


On offer is a salary of £22-24,000pa with a commission structure giving on target earnings in your first year of £30,000pa. There are many opportunities for career development and an outstanding in-house training programme to support you. Additional benefits include company pension contributions, private healthcare and a company gym. To apply or find out more, please contact us and quote job ref ST2531.

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