PACKAGE: £22K (rising to 25K upon successful completion of academy)
The Discovery Graduate Academy
Come and join the Discovery Team!
Discovery is passionate about helping young people to kick-start their careers. For over 22 years we’ve been creating careers for graduates in other businesses, but we truly practice what we preach and believe in growing our own talent internally, too.
Graduates bring tremendous value to a business, and businesses need to give Graduates the opportunity to develop skills, nurture their potential and stimulate professional growth.
That’s where Discovery’s Graduate Academy comes in.
Our academy is designed to support you, as a high-potential graduate, in making the transition from ‘student to suit’. As well as on-the-job technical training, we’ve also created a two-year development programme to accelerate your soft skills, leadership capability and commercial acumen.
The programme also gives you the freedom to decide which area of the business you would like to specialise in, with the opportunity to undertake further professional development in this area.
With tonnes of internal support available, as well as assistance from external experts, you’ll have the opportunity to hit the ground running, take on real responsibility and make a genuine difference in our business from day one.
What’s the role?
Sales is at the heart of our business; it’s the first step in us helping businesses to build a better workforce.
Our clients have a choice about who they partner with; in choosing Discovery, they are placing their trust in us that we can solve their challenges for the long-term. To build these levels of trust, our salespeople take the time to listen and put themselves at the heart of our clients’ businesses. It’s only by building this relationship that you can truly understand the challenges they are facing so Discovery can support them in embedding innovative, best-practice solutions.
There are two key areas of sales in our business. Those working in recruitment sales identify and support organisations who would benefit from bringing in graduate talent. Those in apprenticeship sales support organisations to understand how they can use their levy, as well as identifying the right leadership or commercial apprenticeship programme(s) for each individual organisation.
Regardless of the sales pathway, one of the core focuses of a sales role at Discovery is building strong relationships that enable us to form real partnerships – along the way, many of our clients actually become friends, too! Curiosity, inquisitiveness, tenacity, adaptability, resilience and a genuine interest in business will put you in very good stead to succeed in one of the most rewarding commercial positions a business has.
What development opportunities are available?
We’re passionate about developing people to reach their full potential. Throughout the duration of the 24-month programme, you will be provided with on-the-job technical training from our in-house experts. Alongside this, you will attend our Sales Success Programme; a fun, challenging and hands-on programme that will develop your skills across the entire sales cycle – from cold calling to negotiating a contract.
You will also be enrolled on a Building Commercial Acumen training programme. Commerciality is at the heart of every role within Discovery, so we will help you to boost your understanding of what it means for your role, Discovery and our clients.
Upon completion of the formalised 24-month programme, you will be given the option of undertaking further professional development in your specialist area. This could include undertaking courses through industry-recognised bodies such as the APS or ISM.
Our ideal person?
We’re looking for high-potential candidates who have recently graduated (in the last few years). We’re very open to degree disciplines as we’re more interested in understanding what every individual has to offer in the role. As part of the academy, we will help to shape your professional development, so as long as you’re committed to reaching your potential, we’re committed to helping you get there!
Key things we’re looking for in our ideal candidate is that you have taken the initiative to gain some sort of real-world experience, and that you are ambitious, commercially aware and resilient.
Who is Discovery?
The Discovery ADR Group is widely respected as one of the UK’s leading recruitment, training and performance improvement companies.
At our core, our purpose is to help organisations to build better workforces through recruitment, training and development. We pride ourselves on delivering career-defining change for the businesses, candidates and delegates that we partner with; our focus isn’t on quick fixes, it’s on finding the right, long-term solution.
Sitting under the Discovery ADR Group are our core specialisms – Discovery Graduates, Discovery Recruitment, Discovery Performance and Talenscio (our virtual assessment platform).
All applications will be processed through Discovery, the retained managing consultants. Due to high volumes of applications, only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews.