Graduate Commercial Sales & Management Programme

City Electrical Factors
18 May 2017
17 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Join a growing, industry leading, award winning company...

You may not have heard of us before, but to say we are a large company is a bit of an understatement; we now employ almost 7,000 people. With a UK national network of 390 branches, we have a bigger footprint than any of our competitors. We are still growing at an impressive rate, which is great news for you, as growth means opportunity.

We’re in an industry worth £4bn per annum in the UK, with a diverse and interesting customer base. Our National Account customers include; Amey, British Telecom, Coca-Cola and Norland Managed Services. We’re also global; with businesses in the USA, Canada, Ireland, Spain and Australia.

We work with the very best suppliers, which means you get to develop your skills with the top supply chain partners. These include global organisations such as Schneider and Siemens. Plus we’ve got over 10,000 other suppliers helping us to deliver the right products and services to our hundreds of thousands of customers every single day.

What we offer?

'Aspire’ is an 18 month fast-paced, jam packed programme focused on finding bright sparks and developing them into future leaders of our business.

We’ll immerse you into every aspect of CEF life from day-to-day operations right through to manufacturing, all the while preparing you for a role in management.

Time spent away from home will be required (not to mention great fun!). You’ll travel throughout the UK, meeting new and exciting people and attending regular training courses.

Career progression is our primary objective and promoting from within is one of our core values. People development is high on our agenda and we’ll nurture your talent to bring out the very best in you.


  • 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

With such a variety of content covered on the course, there’ll never be a dull day. We’ve structured the course so you’ll gain and develop the essential skills required to reach the top.

We’ll also give you the opportunity to participate in the EDA (Electrical Distributors Association) product knowledge modules. How great would that be to achieve a recognised City and Guilds qualification along the way? It’s just another perk to the job.

We Have postions in:

  • Barry
  • Bridgend
  • Carephilly
  • Cardiff
  • Carmenthen
  • Newport
  • Pembroke
  • Port Talbot
  • Swansea

We also have psotions in our London North East & North West Groups:

  • Brentwood
  • Chingford
  • Dagenham
  • Docklands
  • Highbury
  • Romford
  • Stratford
  • Fulham
  • Heathrow
  • London West End
  • Park Royal
  • Watford

Let’s talk long term…

On successful completion of the programme, you’ll go on to your first sales management role as an Account Manager.

This is 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 role where you can expect to receive an average salary of £48K. Our top performers achieve in excess of a whopping £80K plus a company car to the value of £50K.

Now that’s something to strive for!

What do you need?

There’s no doubt about it, a career with CEF requires 100% commitment, dedication and hard work; bags of initiative and a real desire to succeed. But for the right bright spark, the rewards are there by the bucket full.

Does this sound like you?

You’ll also have the following minimum qualification: Bachelor of Honours Degree (any discipline), minimum 2.2 and a full UK driving license. Do you tick all these boxes?

Yes? Well then you’re just what we’re looking for!


Competitive salary

Yearly bonus

Fully expensed company car

Tailored development plan

Start date

September 2017