Orbit Housing
graduate scheme
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Sales Graduate

Job description

Want to be part of a commercially focused, innovative organisation that reinvests over £4m into UK communities every year? As a Sales Graduate, you will be involved in the sale of new homes, both market sale and shared ownership, which contributes significantly to the reinvestment fund.

Want an early careers programme that takes your future very seriously, helping you do everything from attending a board meeting to management development? Welcome to Orbit.

Our graduate programme
We see our graduates as leaders of the future - so we invest a lot in our two-year Graduate Programme – and in you. Joining Sales you’ll rotate through a series of placements including several within the wider Property Investment division to understand the whole housebuilding cycle.

Variety and influence
As well as getting lots of responsibility in your day-to-day role, we’ll help you explore the whole of Orbit, from visiting building sites, and independent living services, to meeting our executive team and even going to a board meeting.

A big strategic project
A big strategic project. You’ll join our other five graduates who also start in September to tackle a big strategic project together. A previous cohort of graduates have been researching how we can cut fuel poverty and improve our strategic asset management in one stroke with new technology solutions, and another are working to reduce our carbon footprint through a wide variety of initiatives.

The role
We are currently looking to recruit a Sales Graduate who will be based at our Coventry office. This role will provide a firm foundation for a successful career in Sales at Orbit, including all fundamental processes, systems and ways of working within the Sales Department, placements in other departments, an insight into the organisation as a whole and internal/external training to include both technical competencies and leadership/management development.

In this key role, you will be responsible for securing sales utilising a variety of tenure options including: market sale, help to buy and shared ownership , ensuring that all sales are progressed and completed within agreed timescales and in accordance with our service standards.

Upon successful completion of the Graduate Scheme we intend to offer you a permanent position and continue to support and develop you to become a future leader within our organisation.

What we offer
The scheme is a two-year placement starting in September 2019.

We enable people from every background to achieve their career ambitions, giving them the support, benefits, training and environment they need to thrive at work. You will receive a robust company-wide induction on top of a local induction with your peers. We see our Graduates driving innovation and change and using their ideas to help shape our future.

You will have access to coaching, mentoring, a buddy, and attendance at external events (e.g. conferences). Not only that but we will enrol you on our in-house management development programme; you will have regular reviews and 121s with your line manager alongside a unique Personal Development Plan.

We offer an excellent flexible benefits package including private medical insurance, discounted dental insurance, gym membership, generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days plus bank holidays) and pension scheme.

Contract - full-time (two years) 36.25 hours per week.

What we are looking for

We need you to share our values and demonstrate that you can use your initiative. We are looking for people that are naturally curious about improving the way things work and happy to work with others to do so. If you are ambitious, driven, and relish the idea of working for a well-respected organisation in a sector that provides a valuable service to the community, then apply today.

On a practical level, you will also need to be a car driver in order to fulfil the aspects of this role as you would be expected to travel to other Orbit offices located across the country.


We would expect you to have achieved or expected to achieve a 2:2 degree.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details


Rising to £26,500 in year two

How to apply

An assessment centre is to be held at our Coventry office on: Wednesday 31 July.

Please apply with your CV and a supporting statement detailing your suitability and interest in the role.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 17 July 2019

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Closing date:  17 July 2019

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