We’re Hiring – Trainee Business Development Executive

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

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Trainee Business Development Executive – £25,000 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
  • Sales person of the Quarter and year incentives
  • 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

At Backbone Connect we have built a business 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, and our team is just that. We are expanding due to our success and are looking to add 5 new Trainee Business Development Executives to the team.

As a Trainee Business Development Executive you will be responsible for generating sales from new business prospects. The role requires the skills to generate and manage your own sales pipeline from lead generation through to customer meeting confirmation. 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 revenue.

As this is a business development training programme for your future career in sales your first month will be focused on training.  Initially on sales training and helping you get to the stage you can start earning commission around the number of meetings you book.  Training around; sales playbook, objection handling, company presentation and Backbone Connect story, customer calling and follow-up, our services e.g. connectivity.  Month two and three onward focuses more on your customer interaction and supporting you reaching your targets. In the next few quarters, your sales career path will kick in with further product training and customer role-play and meetings.  Including training in: presentation skills, role play, leading customer meetings, technical.


Ideal skill-set and experience:

  • Experience in telesales – beneficial but not essential. Ideally ideally with an interest in selling internet and voice technology, IT managed services, telecommunications, data centre and 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 opportunities 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 Practice’ 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 staff? 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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