We’re Hiring – Trainee Business Development Executive

March 12th, 2018 Blog, News, Work for us

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Trainee Business Development Executive – Neg basic plus OTE with an exceptional benefits package, opportunities for progression and a great place to work.

Further benefits

  • 22 days holiday, plus your birthday off and one day extra for every year of company service
  • Private healthcare
  • Laptop
  • Company pension scheme
  • Free access to our company Perkbox system (100’s of free benefits including discounted gym membership, restaurant vouchers, cinema tickets, mobile insurance, shopping discounts, etc.)
  • Individual training budget for every employee
  • Great social culture, regular staff events, energetic and motivated atmosphere


The role – what we’re looking for

Backbone Connect are a business built around a successful, focused and fun sales team. We believe that to be successful in the IT industry you have to be smart, disruptive and agile. Our teams are just that. Our growth plans for 2019 include a new intake of ambitious future sales people for our Academy. The Academy is our training ground for the next generation of sales talent to be fast-tracked into our sales team. It provides a 12 month training programme designed to turn ambitious candidates, new to IT and/or sales, into skilled salespeople ready to work in a fast-paced, highly rewarding environment.

As an Academy Business Development Executive (BDE) you’ll be following a comprehensive sales training syllabus, while refining your sales skills in the real world by building a pipeline of prospects with the purpose of generating meetings for our Sales Team. You will be actively engaged in approaching our industry verticals, developing new and exciting customer relationships and generating sales from new business prospects. We are committed to offering our Academy Sales Team the focus and support to enable them target and start conversations with new prospects. Our Sales Academy Programme develops sales people to sell Cloud computing, voice, data and connectivity solutions.

You’ll have the added benefit of powerful sales tools – data-driven marketing campaigns, a sophisticated CRM and powerful lead generation software – to assist as you build a pipeline of consistent and regular monthly team and individual revenue.


Ideal skill-set and experience:

  • Graduate in Business Admin/IT/Telco fields – ideally with an interest in selling MPLS, VPLS, DIA, managed services, telecommunications, data centre or cloud services.
  • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills
  • An interest in learning about Sales roles and winning new business
  • A positive, can do attitude


Core tasks:

  • Generate new business sales to target, managing the sales cycle from initial contact to meeting with customer
  • Support from active marketing department through paid search, advanced digital marketing campaigns and telemarketing
  • Lead generation through follow-up to digital marketing campaigns, telemarketing, networking and referrals
  • Reporting to the business – to include accurate sales forecasting


Why work for us?

Backbone Connect are one of the fastest growing technology companies of our type in the UK. We’ve succeeded in a competitive industry by being different. Different in the way we treat our customers, different in the way we build our culture. Different in the way we recruit for our most important resource, our staff.

We focus on recruiting and developing the best people possible in all positions. Our company culture is to be ‘Better than Best Practise’ in everything we do. This means constantly working to support the growth and development of our staff and ensuring that we are always doing everything possible to provide a fantastic working environment.

So what does that look like to our employees? It means offering competitive employment packages, with benefits that extend beyond everyone else’s ‘standard’ offering. It means being an accredited Investor In People, providing individual training budgets for staff and progression plans that help them build a career, not just a job. It’s offering the little things that make a big difference, like a benefits system that gives staff discounted life essentials such as gym memberships, mobile phone insurance, restaurants and shopping.

To apply for this role, send your cv and a covering letter to






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