Join our Sales Graduate Programme 

Experience expert training whilst growing the business of this top UK brand.

How and Why You Should Apply

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Sales Graduate Programme London & UK Wide

  • UK benefits include:
  • 25 days of holiday plus bank holidays
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Company discounts on BT broadband and EE products
  • Free access to BT TV and BT Sport

What you will be doing

If you’re looking to kick start your career in Sales, our graduate programme is ideal for you. Rotating through different teams, you’ll get exposure to working in a wide variety of sales teams which will give you a great insight into the operational process of sales in a large, international company.

You'll get all the training, support and development you need so that you're confident selling to a range of clients, who could range in size from a small start-up right through to our global corporate partners.

On our Graduate Programme you will experience two key areas within Sales: Account Management and Business Operations.

  • Account Management This is at the heart of great customer relationships. We offer a wide range of roles to graduates: some are about growing our relationship with existing customers; others focus on nurturing new opportunities. As well as forging strong relationships with customers, you’ll make valuable connections with colleagues across BT, in areas such as Marketing and Customer Service.
  • Business Operations This area is a crucial aspect of Sales. You will be responsible for driving up the profitability of our business, while never compromising on quality and reliability. You will also provide accurate and intelligent forecasts and analysis, and have the chance to really hone your commercial skills.

What you will have

Two qualities are absolutely essential to succeed in Sales at BT.

Firstly, you’ll thrive on building great relationships, and be committed to keeping the customer at the heart of your thinking.

Secondly, you will have the commercial savvy to turn those great relationships into great business, by taking responsibility for delivering results that make a difference for our customer and our organisation.

  • You are a graduate with a 2:1 or higher in any discipline, or a 2:2 with a postgraduate degree
  • You are a great team player
  • You are focused, determined and able to study independently for your qualifications alongside your work
  • You are driven by results
  • You are keen to learn new skills
  • You are not afraid of taking ownership
  • You are confident meeting and networking with new people
  • You are able to innovate and drive improvements
  • You are commercially aware
  • You are passionate about developing a career in Sales with an international brand.

Your first year at BT

Joel Hare

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“[BT is] a strong innovator - it has a global presence and fantastic opportunities... to realise my ambitions and aspirations.”

Your First Year at BT

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Onwards to our company and culture…

We are BT

As the fourth most valuable brand in the UK, we’re here to harness the power of communications to make a better world.

Our Culture

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Our Culture - What we do

Life today is built around connectivity. Through an ever-expanding range of products and services, we provide broadband, mobile and TV to customers in 180 countries.

Through us, millions of people connect with friends and family, share huge amounts of information and enjoy a world of entertainment at their fingertips.

In the UK, the entire telecoms industry operates across our networks, whilst our technology powers international establishments such as the New York Stock Exchange.

Founded in 1846, we are the longest established communication company in the world. Back then, the goal was to make communication possible within minutes and hours, instead of days and weeks.

We’ve come a long way since. Today, we work in global offices, stretching from Sao Paolo to Sydney. We’re now the fourth most valuable brand in the UK and 58th in the world, and we have exciting plans to keep growing.

Our BT Academy provides structured, tailored training to our graduates that is based on the world’s best thinking.

This enables our team to continue their own professional development by studying towards accredited qualifications alongside their training.

With a focus on personal development as well as professional training, every employee has an allowance of holiday per year to spend on volunteering activities for a cause of their choice.

At BT we have one of the largest corporate property estates in the UK, including offices, data centres, telephone exchanges, distribution warehouses as well as shops. We also have our own TV studio, a TV platform and as of 2016 have joined with EE, which is the UK’s largest mobile phone company.

With such a large company, the social network here is truly exceptional. Take part in the "Gradiator" challenge across the Peak District, join our annual ski trip or take part in regular events such as the monthly pub quiz. Our weekly graduate newsletter will keep you posted with all activities open to you, so you're never left out of the loop.

Incentives & Benefits

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There’s a really great opportunity for a huge social network across BT.

At BT you can be yourself...[We aim] to help you be better, not to change you to something that you are not.

Progression at BT

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Our Graduates - Who we are

Joseph's Graduate Story

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I chose BT because of the sheer opportunity it offered, the size of it and how collaborative an organisation it is.

Joseph's graduate story.

  • Studied BA Marketing at Liverpool John Moores University

  • Graduated in 2014

  • Moved from Northern Ireland to London to join BT in September 2016

  • Currently Product Manager in the Digital Team as part of the Marketing Graduate Programme

  • Manages the marketing presence of BT Sport, BT TV and BT.com

I’m a true Yorkshire girl… but I decided to make the move down to London to join the BT grad scheme because of its brilliant reputation.

Charlie's Graduate Story

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Charlie's graduate story.

  • Studied Management with Marketing at the University of Leeds

  • Played football and netball whilst at uni, as well as writing articles for a student magazine society

  • Moved from Yorkshire to join BT in September 2016

  • Currently working in the Internal Communications team, with the option to rotate between departments

Our Future - Where we're going

Why Graduates Are Key to Our Future

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Steve Cunningham, Leadership, Learning and Talent Director

We are a company with a huge history and heritage. We were founded in 1846 and over the years have remained a leader and an innovator in the telecommunications and technology sector.

We have three values: being personal, simple and brilliant. Right now, there's a lot of exciting work taking place on integrating these values into everything we do, for the benefit of both our employees across BT and our global network of customers.

The future of BT is bright – we aim to be at the forefront of what people want from us for many years to come. As a graduate, we are looking for you to not only understand the business as it is now, but to re-imagine how it can be in the future and how to make that happen.

Graduates are a hugely important way of resourcing the organisation, providing fresh new ideas and creating an essential pipeline of leaders for the future. There are countless examples of those who started on the grad scheme and are now occupying senior roles within BT - you could be next.

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