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  • Graduate Development Programme - Commercial Graduate – UK

  • Location:
    North East
  • Position:
  • Display Salary:
    £26,000 plus excellent benefits
  • Date Posted:
    30 Jan 2017
  • Reference:


Essentra is a leading international supplier of specialist plastic, fibre, foam and packaging products with three Strategic Business Units: Component Solutions, Health & Personal Care Packaging and Filtration Products. Every day they produce and distribute millions of small but essential components. Their products may not be noticeable – or even recognisable – but wherever you are, their business is all around you. Their international network extends to 33 countries and includes 53 principal manufacturing facilities, 64 sales and distribution operations and 5 research & development centres.

Essentra believes that graduates are key to their continued success which is why they make a great effort to help them achieve their maximum potential by training and developing them in core functional areas.

They are looking for a Commercial Graduate to join their Component solutions business unit.

Based initially from their office in Jarrow, Newcastle or their office in Kidlington, Oxford you will join their graduate development programme training alongside graduates from across the globe as well as being given the opportunity to train in key international locations.

The successful candidate is likely to be involved in:

  • Understanding, managing and developing key accounts

  • Working with Business Development Managers to manage account growth plans & strategies

  • Coordinating and implementing sales best practice across internal sales teams

  • Attaining a strong understanding of products, customers and industries

  • Understanding and leveraging synergies and best practice across all sales teams

  • Exploring and staying abreast of competition in an attempt to find and maintain a competitive edge.

Candidates must be willing and able to relocate across Europe.                                                                                                                   


  • Minimum 2:1 in any degree discipline

  • Any relevant European languages an advantage but not essential

  • You must have drive, enthusiasm, a ‘can do’ attitude, with the ability to think for yourself and take responsibility for your actions from day one

  • You should possess commercial acumen

  • You should be self-motivated, with good time management and excellent organisational skills

  • You should be able to communicate at all levels

  • You must be an innovative and creative thinker with the ability to take on and develop new ideas.

  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate a pre-existing right to work and travel within the EU.


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