Graduate Trainee Program – Conferences & Events

Graduate Trainee Program – Conferences & Events

Graduate Trainee Program – Conferences & Events

Events & Business Intelligence Company

Based City, London

Salary £21K OTE 30k-35k

Start Date: ASAP

Hours of work 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday

This is a great opportunity for a Graduate who is looking for a a career in conference production or business development. The Graduate Trainee programme is designed to give you the tools you need to succeed in events.

Our client is looking for driven, organised, money orientated individual with a genuine interest in all things business.  The ideal candidate will be someone who wants to learn as much as they can and progress into a career that reflects their strengths and interests in either sponsorship sales or conference production. 

You will need to prove you have the mouldable skills required to be part of rapidly growing, B2B conference and business Intelligence company who do work with senior level executives from a range of industries every day. You will receive support, training you and career opportunities. Plus, you will be rewarded generously for doing so!

Our Graduate Trainee Program will seat you in the Sales Team initially in a Delegate Registrations. Once you prove your sales acumen you will be offered an opportunity to participate in a development project to progress your career into Sponsorship Sales or Conference Production during your first year.

The Graduate Trainee Program will give you exclusive insights into the world of conference production, marketing and high-level business development. You will receive the opportunity to learn about the conference industry from the ground up… while earning as you go! 

The Job

  • Initially you’ll take a seat within a driven, highly motivated sales team and have an opportunity to learn the business from the ground up. 
  • You will sell delegate places to the hottest leads across a variety of industry events and receive commission for every single sale you make. 
  • Working as part of dedicated delegate sales team to hit and exceed revenue targets
  • Using excellent customer service to qualify and nurture sales leads 
  • Closing individual and group delegate registrations for senior-level ‘business to business’ conferences worldwide 
  • Working in a targeted driven environment towards incentivised event-based and annual revenue targets
  • Receive training on the sales techniques required to be a successful sales executive 
  • The potential to progress into a consultative business development role focusing on higher level exhibition and sponsorship packages OR into a conference production role looking at creating high end, commercially viable events where you will gain a wide range of transferrable skills 
  • Development to Business Development or Conference Production roles are awarded based on merit and performance through the sales team. 

The person

  • You will be looking to work hard and carve out a successful career in event sales or conference production
  • Motivated to progress your career quickly
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Confidence on the phone talking to senior level executives from major industries
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and organise time efficiently
  • Money-motivated with a determined outlook and a strong drive for results
  • Self-motivated with a thirst for learning 
  • Strong team players who work well collaboratively and independently
  • Entrepreneurial flair is a real bonus
  • Previous sale experience is not essential but it will be considered a plus

What our clients offers you: 

  • Market leading tools, unique proven systems and processes that give you the very best chance to convert every incoming lead into valuable business and be rewarded from day one. 
  • Genuine prospects of moving into a Business Development or Conference production role within 12 months
  • Strong commission structure 
  • First-rate training, support and guidance 
  • Relaxed, work hard, play hard environment 
  • A wide range of company benefits including; gym membership discounts, fruit deliveries, season ticket loans, relocation loan of up to £2000 for successful candidates moving to London and CSR days

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Jackson Barnes Recruitment deliver international recruitment solutions within the events, media and publishing sectors. Working with commercial and not for profit organisations and institutions. Jackson Barnes place from Graduate up to MD level in the following positions:

• Researchers 
• Conference producers 
• Event Marketing professionals 
• Sales professionals – delegate, sponsorship and Business Development
• Event Managers 
• Editors 
We recruit for organisations in UK and overseas with success in London, Dubai, New York, Singapore and Australia.