Astute Ltd
graduate job
Expires22 days

Business Development Specialist

Job description

Are you looking for a career in sales, marketing communication or IT? We have exciting opportunities in business development

We are looking for motivated individuals that are strong communicators, target driven, able to use their initiative and determined to succeed within a fast paced working environment such as Astute.

As a Business Development Specialist (BDS) you will be required to make outbound telephone calls to potential clients, maintaining a professional and knowledgeable manner at all times. Extensive training and support will be provided throughout your time at Astute to aid your soft skills, organisational, commercial awareness and technological development.

Main duties

  • 9-5 telephone work (business to business calling) – making between 120-150 calls on a daily basis
  • Conversing at high levels with potential clients or customers
  • Preparing comprehensive client reports
  • Database management and quality assurance
  • Enthusiasm for IT on the telephone
  • Ability to participate in training sessions with confidence and strong willingness to learn and develop existing skills
  • Achieve monthly targets and objectives set by campaign managers

Whatever your current experience, the Business Development Specialist role offers great experience and career advancement opportunities to a motivated individual. You will:

  • Improve your communication skills
  • Increase your commercial awareness
  • Understand marketing techniques
  • Learn technical concepts
  • Earn competitive basic pay and uncapped bonuses for achieving and overachieving your target
  • Exciting career progression opportunities and recognition for good performance
  • The opportunity to be placed in a suitable position within our extensive professional client base (relocation might be necessary)
  • “Finish early” incentives on Fridays for delivering and over-delivering of your weekly target
  • Team specific incentives such go-karting, cash, gifts
  • Work within Astute’s unique and exciting culture
  • Enhancing CV credentials through working with internationally recognised blue chip organisations such as Cisco, HP, Virgin Media etc
  • Social events
  • Complimentary use of a beach hut in a premier location on Bournemouth beach
  • Various discounts in local businesses

Duration: dependent on university requirement – up to one year
Hours: 08:30 – 17:30 Monday – Friday
Dress code: smart office wear

What we are looking for

Desired attributes (although not essential)

  • Computer Literate (preferably experience in Microsoft Access)
  • Office based experience or outbound telephone experience
  • A highly confident, commercial outlook – thriving on pitching new ideas and always searching for new business opportunities
  • Good at building strong working relationships


  • Working towards an IT, marketing or business related degree

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details


salary is basic plus excellent bonuses and incentives

How to apply

To talk to someone in more detail about this role please call the placement recruitment team on 01202 312444, email your application via the Apply button or check out our recruitment video

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 12 June 2019

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Closing date:  1 July 2019

Expires22 days

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