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Two-year Graduate Entrepreneurship Programme

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Job Summary
Company Name :
No. of positions available :
4
Approximate Salary:
£25000 - £30000
Location :
Country : United Kingdom
Industry : Internet
Position Type : Grad Scheme
Experience Level : Undergraduate
Education Level :
Bachelors Degree
Advertised :
last month
Closing Date : 28-03-2019
Job ID : 485
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It’s an exciting time for our client as they have now officially launched a two-year graduate entrepreneurship programme.

About Our Client
Our client are an exciting company operating out of Oxford established back in 1997. They are the UK's leading research and networking events company focused on top-performing private companies and entrepreneurs, and they rank seven annual league tables which are published in The Sunday Times. Amongst being founded back in the late 90s the company receives ongoing sponsorship from well renowned figures and companies such as Richard Branson (Virgin), BMW, UBS Wealth Management, Barclays and more. The companies 26 highly-regarded, invitation-only events create valuable networking opportunities for their entrepreneurial directors and their sponsors.
The company employs 25 full-time members of staff, and eight freelance researchers.
It's an exciting time for our client as they have now officially launched a two-year graduate entrepreneurship programme. They are offering two to four talented and hardworking graduates the opportunity to gain an in-depth insight into Britain's top entrepreneurs. Graduates will be trained to work in the company's core business and more.
Job Brief
You will have the option of two to three rotations within the company's core business, with the necessary training. Towards the end of your second year, you will also have one or two placements over four weeks which you can select from the company's extensive network of successful start-up and scale-up private companies, and/or with their blue-chip sponsors, including Virgin Group, BGF and many of the UK's leading banks, accountants and solicitors.
You will have the opportunity to:
• conduct company visits and face-to-face interviews with entrepreneurs, shortlisting their companies for the businesses league tables and associated Ones to Watch programmes published with The Sunday Times.
• You will also be working at and attending all seven of the company's national awards dinners, and some of their 25+ networking alumni dinners for leading entrepreneur guests and speakers.
Structure of the scheme
You will have the option to choose two to three of six rotations within the company's core business.
Three of these rotations are company research related, including telephone and face-to-face interviewing some of Britain's leading and emerging entrepreneurial founders of the fastest-growing venture capital-backed and disruptive companies; as well as with senior directors of some of the biggest family or private equity-owned companies.
The other rotations cover the company's business-to-business activities, including event management, marketing communications and social media, and executive assistant (EA) and business development (BD) executive roles.

The rotations are as follows:

1. Business research analyst: Helping to identify Britain's top-performing private companies, from the fastest-growing tech companies to the biggest family and private equity-owned companies. This will include training to use internet and database searches; and to analyse relevant company financials. These financials will need to be input into the company database to help assess companies for the league tables and/or our various 'Ones to Watch' and 'Disruptors to Watch' programmes.
2. Business writing/journalism: Researching and writing short profiles on top-performing private companies for publication in the businesses seven supplements in The Sunday Times, after the appropriate on-the-job training; and visit News UK to see a supplement being sub-edited and published. You will also help research and draft profiles of hundreds of potential speakers to be invited to the businesses awards and alumni events; and help draft final speaker profiles for publication in the company's events programmes. In addition, you will help with drafting of briefing documents for the company's sponsor articles published in their supplements; as well as helping write ad hoc articles and documents.
3. Company visits & entrepreneur interviews: This will most likely come after having successfully completing the aforementioned two rotations and after some training, including shadowing experienced interviewers. You will conduct up to 50 company visits and face-to-face interviews with the founders and entrepreneurs who own and run some of the UK's top-performing private companies, including VC-backed companies, tech companies, leading exporters, and disruptors.
4. B2B event management: Get hands-on training and experience of managing some of the company's 20+ networking dinners (20 – 40 High Net Worth entrepreneur guests) or help manage some of the company's seven large annual events (c250 guests) from the initial planning and invitation process, to researching and writing guest and speaker profiles, helping manage the event on the night, and dealing with post event feedback and documentation.
5. B2B marketing comms & social media: Work closely with the small digital marketing team to help deliver and to improve their social media, including Twitter (10k followers) LinkedIn (2,500 followers) and Instagram; and work with their designer to help design and deliver all events collateral.
6. EA & BD executive roles: Provide executive assistance and business development support to the company's CEO & founder (MPhil and DPhil in management studies and associate fellow, Oxford), and their editorial director (former enterprise editor of The Telegraph for 9 yrs) who will both assist with training. This will include preparing for and attending key meetings with senior representatives of the company's blue-chip sponsors, potential sponsors and key suppliers; compiling succinct meeting notes with action points and helping with (selected) follow-up actions; and working on ad hoc projects.
Second year placements
Towards the end of your second year, you will have the option to choose one or two placements covering a four week period. You will have the option to choose from the company's network and blue chip sponsors such as Virgin Group (or one of their operating companies or charities) or BGF, to one of their banking (HSBC, Lloyds, Barclays or Santander), accounting (PwC, Grant Thornton, BDO), or solicitor sponsors (Linklaters, Trowers, Charles Russell Speechlys), subject to their final agreement.
Training & optional activities
• Training and support will be provided by the company's experienced staff ranging from their:
• Entrepreneurial founder & CEO, who holds an MPhil and DPhil in management studies, and retains an associate fellowship at Green Templeton College, Oxford
• Director of editorial, a former Enterprise Editor of The Telegraph for 9 years
• Trained accountants and company analysts, including a Saïd Business School graduate
• Senior events staff with over 20 years' experience in running B2B events
• Digital marketing manager, who holds a PhD and a diploma from the CIM
All graduates will have the option to attend and help work at the company's seven national awards dinners, including their flagship conference and awards dinner, which has been hosted by Richard Branson for all 21 years.
All of our their awards dinners have inspirational keynote speakers from their alumni network; including:

• Jim Ratcliffe, the founder & CEO of Britain's biggest private company, oil & chemicals giant INEOS (sales of £27bn in 2018) which has made him Britain's richest man, worth £21bn
• James Dyson, founder of Dyson – sales of £3.5bn & operating profits of £800m in 2017
• Ricardo Zacconi, founder of King Games – which floated for £8bn
• James Watt, co-founder of BrewDog – valued at £1.8bn
• Chrissie Rucker, founder of The White Company – sales of over £200m
• Tom Blomfield, co-founder of Monzo – valued at over £1bn
• Ali Parsa, founder of Babylon Health – valued at £213m
What happens at the end of the programme
Although the scheme is a two year fixed term contract, at the end of it, the company could be in a position to offer one or two full-time jobs, dependent on your performance and fit; however, there is no obligation from either party. The aim of the scheme is that you will have gained valuable entrepreneurial experience and exposure in your chosen rotations to make you a competitive candidate for your chosen career, ranging from VC/PE and business journalism to working in or starting up a company.
The Successful Applicant
•Recent graduate (graduated within the last 12 months) with a minimum 2:1 from a reputable university. Post-graduates are welcome to apply too.

• Attention to detail
• Graduates should ideally have a demonstrable interest in, and some knowledge of, UK private companies and entrepreneurs. Some understanding of private company accounts would be helpful, for example, gained by a degree in management or a related subject or through a relevant internship or job; but is not essential, as training will be provided.

What's on Offer
• An attractive starting salary of £28,000 (will consist of a base salary of £26k and a £2k annual discretionary bonus, plus any travel expenses for company visits to interview entrepreneurs and to Fast Track's entrepreneur networking events)
• Extensive training and support along with a mentor
• Optional activities such as attending national awards dinners and meeting different entrepreneurs throughout the country
• Opportunity to be offered a full time role after the programme
• Valuable entrepreneurial experience will be gained

The Successful Applicant
• Recent graduate (graduated within the last 12 months) with a minimum 2:1 from a reputable university
• Attention to detail
• Graduates should ideally have a demonstrable interest in, and some knowledge of, UK private companies and entrepreneurs. Some understanding of private company accounts would be helpful, for example, gained by a degree in management or a related subject or through a relevant internship or job; but is not essential, as training will be provided.

What's on Offer
• An attractive starting salary of £28,000
• Extensive training and support along with a mentor
• Optional activities such as attending national awards dinners and meeting different entrepreneurs throughout the country
• Opportunity to be offered a full time role after the programme
• Valuable entrepreneurial experience will be gained

Application process
Please email a copy of your CV to careers@ourgraduates.co.uk or apply directly on our website for an initial discussion.
Our client are hoping to make their final selection in March – with graduates starting on 5th August, unless there are special circumstances agreed in advance, as this is a busy time for the company's research analysis and visits.

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