Graduate Sales Executive

At Thatchers, we have been making cider with care and expertise since 1904. We are a family owned business in its fourth generation and you will often see Martin and John Thatcher going about their daily work here on Myrtle Farm in Somerset. Each generation has brought their own positive change to Thatchers, whether it was Stan’s commitment to making old-fashioned draught farmhouse cider, or Martin and John’s innovations with single variety ciders. Each generation also passing on their secrets, from how to encourage bees to pollinate apple blossom and looking after the 150-year-old oak vats where the cider matures, to the art of cider making itself. Our cidermakers love to marry traditional techniques with state of the art technology to create ciders that are smooth, fresh and full of flavour.

This is an opportunity to work as an apprentice within the commercial side of the business, supporting one of our sales divisions.

Sales

As one of our fastest growing departments we are always on the look out for our next sales recruits. As a commercial graduate you will work across all of our sales division’s with the aim of gaining your own territory. You will assist the teams on trade fairs and promotional events and get the opportunity to work across marketing, sales and customer service to gain valuable experience and skills.

Training

Thatchers is committed to the development and training of its employees. As a graduate recruit you will complete a training programme that is bespoke to your role and Thatchers. This could consist of a higher apprenticeship programme, masters level qualification, industry training and our own inhouse training and development. We would aim to develop not only your technical skills, but your commercial awareness and personal development.

Skills

-Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills

-Ability to negotiate

-Strong presentation skills

-Resilient

-A people person, good at building relationships and work well in a team

-A positive thinker with a can do attitude who always delivers

-The ability to multi task, work well under pressure and meet deadlines

-Strong PC skills: Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Requirements

To be successful here, you need to be a remarkable person who gets stuff done and will share the same enthusiasm and passion for our cider and business as we do. You will be pro-active, have a passion to learn and relish operating in a fast paced and demanding environment.

Please email careers@thatcherscider.co.uk for more information

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