Commercial Graduate Programme, UKPS

20000.00 - 25000.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
29 Nov 2021

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Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
Company: UKPS
Job Title: Commercial Graduate Programme, UKPS
Location: Chester
Salary: GBP20-GBP25k basic (DOE & Location)

Looking for a challenging graduate role? One that challenges your ambition, with excellent progression opportunities and a fantastic working culture? Look no further!

As the UK's largest independent plumbing wholesaler with annual revenues in excess of GBP500m, it is hard to believe that UKPS was only formed in late 2016. Fast forward 5 years' and UKPS now trades under 11 brands such as HPS, Plumbcity, Willbond, Plumbase and Plumbstore (to name a few), and has over 320 locations! This has created nationwide opportunities for graduates to join the Commercial Graduate Programme within UKPS!

Commercial Graduate Programme Package:

A competitive basic salary of GBP20,000-GBP25,000 (depending on experience and location)
Excellent training and development opportunities geared towards your progression
Performance related profit share scheme
21 days' holiday
Pension contributions
Commercial Graduate Programme Role:

The Graduate Commercial Scheme is structured to provide you with a key understanding of all the elements, that give you the best opportunity to succeed and progress within the role!

During your placement you will rotate across the below three functions to develop the relevant commercial, sales and product knowledge to be successful within the programme:


Starting your placement here, this is key for developing product knowledge and gaining that initial industry experience. Working closely with other team members, this part of your placement is the foundation of your knowledge to understand the products, common orders, margin opportunities and how sales can be maximised.


Within this part of your placement you will become an expert on the counter, demonstrating strong selling skills. Individual sales performance, driving new business opportunities and maximising customer spend are all key measures!

Management Development:

Start to develop the leadership skills within the role, whilst continuing to generate new business opportunities. This is a key rotation to demonstrate commercial awareness and develop towards becoming a Manager.

Graduate Commercial Scheme Requirements:

Educated to degree level
Full UK driving license
Self-motivated, with a strong desire to succeed in your career
Possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to take responsibility and make decisions
You'll have confidence, initiative and a willingness to learn
A team player, who can also work independently
Pareto Law values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

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