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Job Overview


£25,000-50,000 Permanent






North West


Greater Manchester

Job Overview

About The Role

  • Initial £25k Basic Salary, plus Monthly Bonus - OTE £38,000 per year.
  • Uncapped Commission - Our current Grads earn on average £50,000!
  • Winners of 2018 BESMA; Sales Employer of The Year and Sales Team of The Year
  • Huge opportunity for progression within the department with 86% of our current graduates being promoted to management within the first 12 months
  • Quarterly Sales Awards evening - rewarding and recognising success.

It's an exciting time for our Sales Department in Bolton as we go through a period of high growth! We are looking for graduates with a strong desire to succeed and make an impact.

No Sales experience? No problem.

Our bespoke 24 week programme has been designed by our BESMA award winning team to give you a solid grounding within the fundamentals of sales. What’s most important to us when hiring graduates is your attitude and desire to succeed! (the rest of it we can teach you)

As a Graduate Sales Executive you are the key point of our Customers AO sales journey. You are the first point of contact and your role is to best assist the customer through their buying process and provide the best service possible.

You will be supported throughout the process through our in house mentorship programme and by the whole sales team. We have a dynamic fast paced culture and we offer a defined career path with 86% of our current graduates being promoted within 12 months.

Here's What You Can Expect To Be Doing

As an Inbound Sales Graduate you’ll be handling customer enquiries over the phone, assisting the customer in their order purchase whilst adopting a consultative approach to the sale.

Duties include;

  • Establishing the customers’ requirements through building rapport and using effective questioning whilst consistently upholding our AO Values.
  • Demonstrate a positive, determined and driven mindset and attitude to succeed.
  • Adopting a target driven attitude to ensure you exceed and excel your KPI’s.
  • Assessing your own performance using our reporting metrics and the presenting back to the management team what you have learned and how you think things could be improved

A Few Things About You

  • Strong verbal communication skills and leadership potential
  • A high work ethic which can be demonstrated with reference to your time within university
  • Evidence of transferable skills learned during graduate study
  • Ability to demonstrate a resilient and tenacious attitude to working under pressure in a fast-paced challenging role
  • Have a positive attitude to over achieving against targets

A Bit About Us

At AO, we want to make sure our customers are happy. When they have a smile on their face, we know we’ve done a good job. It’s at the heart of everything we do, and it’s why our logo is always smiling.

When it comes to appliances and electricals, we’ve got the lot. Washing machines? Yep. TVs? Check. Laptops? Absolutely. Everything except doorbells (just kidding, we’ve got those too).

We’re passionate, relentless and full of beans, determined to make a difference and change the world for the better. From massive changes to tiny tweaks - making a difference is what keeps us driven.

It started at a pub in Bolton with a £1 bet and a belief that things could be done better!

Why Choose AO?

Our people are our superpower, and that’s no accident. We’re looking for everyday heroes who want to learn and help other people achieve. Those glass-half-full-types who have an appetite for a better tomorrow.

With AO, the sky’s the limit. We’ll support you to be the best version of yourself and always drive your career forward.

We keep things simple. We say things like "treat every customer like they’re your gran" and "make decisions your mum would be proud of" because we’re personal and act with integrity - every day in every action.

Our Benefits

We’ve designed our benefits to cover everything from big moments to little helps. As well all as the essentials, like pensions and holidays, we’ve got our own "AO Perks" to help you with the little things that matter.

To see all our benefits and perks, visit our AO Benefits page.

• 25 days holiday (Excluding Bank Holidays)

• At least 5% contribution pension scheme*

• Dedicated wellness initiatives that support your wellbeing, ranging from our 24hr employee assistance programme to subsidised gym membership. #AO Jobs

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