Graduate Sales & Account Management – fast track programme

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Full Time
City Team
Entry Level
Graduate Sales & Account Management – fast track programme

*The start date for this role is Monday 3rd June*

About itison
At itison we believe life is about the experience. We match our 1.7 million members with the best local experiences; create our own world class events and donate thousands of experiences to local charities.

We’re the market leader at what we do and we’re looking for the best to join our team to help make us better.

We’re looking for the most ambitious graduates to join our fast-track programme in account management. You'll work with the country’s leading hospitality and entertainment brands; go through an extensive training programme and be mentored by one of our leading senior account team.  

You’ll be based in our award-winning Glasgow head office with regular travel throughout Scotland; a fantastic work environment and benefits package; and the opportunity for career progression and leadership opportunities.

The right candidate – fast track programme
We only work with the very best people and we’re looking for smart, highly ambitious, personable and energetic graduates who are passionate about carving out a successful career in sales and account management of the country’s leading hospitality brands.  

This is a rare opportunity to be coached and mentored by senior sales talent and to accelerate your development in one of the most exciting home-grown businesses around with an amazing company culture and big growth ambitions.

You’ll love meeting new people, developing relationships and be passionate about discovering the best places to eat, drink & stay across Scotland and the North East.

This is a one-year accelerator programme where you will be fast-tracked to becoming a full-time member of the itison sales and account management team.

What’s the role? 
Your responsibilities will include:
  • Mastering all the itison services & products to be able to consult directly with Scotland’s hospitality leaders on shaping strategy for their businesses
  • Working closely with a designated, experienced team member to support their daily activities, assisting with administration and research tasks  
  • Developing business relationships and managing a bank of your own key accounts
  • Attending meetings, learning the art of negotiation best practice for using our systems
  • Learning the core fundamentals of sales including working to targets and deadlines

You will be paired with a Senior Account Manager who will coach & mentor your development over a six-month period, at which point you will ‘graduate’ to become an independent team member.

This is a challenging role where you will be given the support you need to grow while challenging yourself and developing your own skills. You’ll also spend time in other departments across the company learning different skills and gaining insight into the overall business.

We'd love to hear from you if you are:
  • Passionate about the hospitality industry & discovering new experiences  
  • Degree educated with a first class or 2:1 honours classification in any discipline
  • Newly graduated or have up to two years professional work experience
  • Smart, confident, personable and responsible with bags of enthusiasm and ambition
  • A quick learner & good listener with the ability to take instruction and work independently
  • Comfortable using different systems and savvy enough to learn/find out what you don’t know
  • Preferably, have a full, clean driving license and be excited about the opportunity to explore all the untapped experiences across the cities we work with

The salary and benefits package:
  • Realistic earnings of up to £30k in year one including commission
  • Company bonus (subject to performance)
  • Private Health Care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Half Day Fridays during the summer months
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 10% itison discount & 50% discount in all itison owned venues
  • Learning grant
  • Paid company socials
  • On site gym and lunchtime Pilates classes
  • Duvet days
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity
  • Holiday-buy scheme
  • Summer school/Winter school (our equivalent of flexi-time)
  • Birthday day off
  • Charity day – paid time off to volunteer for a charity of your choice
  • Fantastic work environment...and unending fruit bowl, cereal bar and full bar set-up on the office for Friday Prosecco, or a healthy drink if preferred

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