Graduate Commercial Trainee

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1279947417-2
  • Date Posted: 27 March 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Cornerstone Project Source Ltd
  • Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire
  • Apprentice Pay: £26,500 to £27,500
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Commercial & QS, Construction, Driving, Project Management
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent

About this Apprenticeship

Graduate Commercial Trainee is needed in a well-established electrical wholesaler in Northampton.

Key Duties:

  • As a Graduate Commercial Trainee, you will be educated on the Company, its products, the market and will benefit from continuous 'on the job' training. The graduate will also have the opportunity to receive professional sales training to equip them with all of the tools and skills needed to flourish in a successful sales career. Progression into External Sales and Management.
  • First 3-6 Months
    • Based in the branch - you will start your training in the warehouse, learning about the products, operating procedures, understanding the market, customers and suppliers.
    • You will then work your way through various departments including the trade counter to develop the skills needed for long term success.
    • Around month 4 you will start selling externally. Calling lapsed/dormant accounts and self-sourcing new accounts.
    • Develop the imperative skills to further your career in sales
  • 6-12 Months
    • Consistently start bringing in sales and revenue
    • Begin to learn and understand the full sales process
    • Further develop a relationship with more senior sales colleagues to gain an understanding of the potential next step in your career
  • 12 Months Onwards
    • Move out of the Graduate Commercial Trainee role
    • Work towards sales targets
    • Become an essential part of the external sales team out in the field
    • Further career development opportunities into management exist for those who can demonstrate success and ability to develop long lasting customer relationships

The Candidate:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Fantastic Verbal and written communication Skills
  • Full, clean UK driving license
  • Strong work ethic and a team player who can also work well on their own initiative
  • This role requires you to work 1 out of 5 Saturday mornings
  • You want to kick start your graduate scheme
  • You aren't afraid to get your hands dirty and fully immerse yourself your next role
  • You have a learning mindset and want to be coached and developed
  • You have a strong work ethic and the grit and stamina to continue when the going gets tough
  • You have finished studying and are ready for an immediate start!


  • 27,500 Basic Salary
  • Company Car
  • Company profit share scheme
  • 22 days holiday plus bank holidays & additional seasonal days
  • Extensive professional sales training
  • Auto-enrolment into the Company's contributory pension scheme (after 3 months)
  • Personal development

Please apply with your most up to date CV and you will be contacted.