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Hanson Wade

Graduate Sales Executive Life Science
£24,000 + OTE
Location London
Starts ASAP
Deadline ASAP

Become a Graduate Sales Executive - Life Science

Love life sciences and sales but loath lab work? Did you love what you studied but don’t necessarily want a career in it... realise that you are more target driven and looking for a more commercial role?

What you will be doing

In this dynamic sales role, you’ll be utilising the knowledge that you have studied for and you’ll be responsible for demonstrating the value of Hanson Wade conferences and selling delegate places on a broad range of conferences across our life sciences portfolio. You’ll be contacting senior decision makers to discuss their current challenges and objectives and helping them to evaluate how attending our events can accelerate their business & personal goals.

You’ll join our 2-week intense sales academy combining both classroom theory and on the job learning where you’ll master the latest sales techniques from the best trainers in the industry.

What you will have

We are looking for high achieving graduates in Life Sciences. If you are looking for a role with great earning potential, rapid career progression, a great environment with like-minded people and a 1st class training and development programme then please apply below.

  • You have achieved a 2:1 degree or above
  • You'll aim to beat any target set and want to develop yourself professionally
  • You have a hardworking nature and ambition
  • You will thrive in a Commercial Environment
  • You have the ability to think quickly under pressure
    You are eager to learn
    You are confident when speaking to C-Level executives
    You are eligible to work in the UK

What we offer you

• The opportunity to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, professional business environment

• A company where the culture is one of transparency, honesty and support

• You blaze your own path at Hanson Wade, no restrictive graduate scheme if you have the potential we'll make sure it's seen

• World-class training and quarterly development conversations

• Unlimited career opportunities

• A supportive environment that loves to celebrate success

• Flexible working location - you decide where you are most productive

Career Progression and earnings

The harder you work the bigger the rewards. You can expect to earn £40K in your first year. The on-target earnings (OTE) is uncapped so the sky really is the limit with many exceeding the OTE within their first 12 months in Delegate Sales.

Success in the Delegate Sales Executive role can lead to progression opportunities into senior sales, management or sponsorship sales in the first 12 months of your career at Hanson Wade.

£24,000 Basic with a realistic year 1 OTE of £40,000.

Actual Average Bonus & Commission (not including basic salary) for: • Year 1 – £15,874 • Year 2 - £24,982

Progression Potential:

28 Promotions in Delegate Acquisition in 2021

• 5 promotions to management roles

• 11 promotions in senior sales roles

• 6 internal promotions to Sponsorship Sales

• 4 internal promotions to Beacon Sales & Research

• 2 internal promotions to Production

Company benefits: • Regular social events • Access to Social clubs - Book club, Running, Chess, 5 aside, Netball, Chilli, and more • Monthly awards night and drinks • Legendary twice-yearly company parties • Team dinners and activities to celebrate successful projects • Annual personal learning budget (want to learn how to knit, surf, cook etc then feel free)

Learn more about Hanson Wade

We are Hanson Wade

We produce, market, sell and execute over 300 conferences each year covering all different topics, within Life Science, HR, and construction. Our data product Beacon is a world class data, research and insight platform, providing clinical intelligence that shapes the R&D decisions of scientists across the pharmaceutical industry.


What we do

We create niche conferences and data products in very bespoken areas. We work in highly specialised fields to provide unmatched depth and quality of content. We work in sectors where quality of information is the difference between success and failure. Enabling growth is at the heart of what we do. Our conferences span high growth fields from pioneering life science, to technology-augmented construction, to radical change in HR. We run events globally, across a huge variety of topics.


What makes us different

At Hanson Wade, we’re proud of a work place where we genuinely love what we do. Not only are we one of the top 100 fastest growing SMEs in the UK but our culture is truly phenomenal. With several monthly social events we support a great work life balance. We have numerous examples of graduates who have moved to managerial level and above. The opportunities at Hanson Wade are endless and the support you gain is extraordinary.

Development and career progression

Ambition, growth and expectation only makes sense if they are supported by outstanding training, coaching and development. That is what we aim to deliver. Day to day development is done through our commitment to coaching. 


For each position we give clear responsibilities and real autonomy. We hire for intelligence and work ethic and we offer you the freedom to bring your own skills to the job. Managers and senior staff give guidance, training and mentoring to bring out the best in people.