2021 Commercial Graduate Programme (J002468)

Employer: Discovery
Full Time, Permanent
West Midlands
Date added: Tuesday 20 July 2021

PACKAGE:           £20K (rising to 23K upon successful completion of academy)

Location:             Redditch

The Discovery Graduate Academy


  • 2YR Development Programme (with ILM and/or APS qualifications)
  • A personal coach to support you throughout your programme
  • Exposure to clients and projects from day one

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 are the roles?

Our graduate academy covers multiple pathways to develop your career.  These are: –

  • Sales Executives (across all services lines)
  • Marketing Executives
  • Customer Success Executives
  • Digital Pre-sales Consultants
  • Recruitment Operations

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. As such, to us the perfect ‘Discovery’ graduate looks like this: –

  • Possesses strong personal values
  • Is excited by change
  • Is commercially aware
  • Is a positive problem solver
  • Relishes building strong relationships
  • Is an articulate professional and driven to succeed

Whilst you might have a role preference (and we will help you decide this through the recruitment process), first and foremost we are looking for the right person to be part of our close-knit team.  Regardless of the pathway, we are committed to making your career a success. 

Our core focus 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 stand you in very good stead to succeed in these rewarding commercial positions where you can make a real difference.

To build high levels of customer trust, we take the time to listen and put ourselves 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 we can support our clients in embedding innovative, best-practice solutions.

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 be enrolled on to our graduate leadership programme to develop you as our future leaders, and if appropriate 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 industry recognised professional development in your specialist area.

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).

Together we simply build better workforces!


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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.

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