Graduate - Sales - Virgin Media O2 Future Careers

Graduate – Sales

Closing Date

04 Mar 2024




Manchester and Reading / London / Birmingham

Ready to see what you can do? Join us as a Sales Graduate and be brave, be real, and work together with us. Understand our business, and make an impact on it, all while widening your skills and earning £35,000!

Here’s what you’ll deliver

Our scheme lasts 2-years, consisting of 3 rotations within our fast-paced, target-driven B2B organisation. You’ll experience areas of our sales divisions, working with customers in areas such as:

  • SME (Small-Medium Enterprise)
  • Enterprise
  • Public Sector

You’ll master each of these areas, learning how to profile and tailor your approach to each customer, selling them the services that meet their needs. Learn how to drive marketing activity and content while getting to know our amazing products inside out. The customers you’ll work with are demanding, but very exciting, and you’ll have the opportunity to support them through their digital transformation using our products, ultimately improving their customers’ experience.

This scheme will kick off in Manchester for the first year, with the opportunity to work from Reading, London, Birmingham, or Manchester for the remainder of the scheme. We operate a hybrid working environment, aiming for an average of 2 to 3 days per week in the office, with strong emphasis on maintaining flexibility based on our dynamic business needs. 

“My time on the sales scheme has given me in-depth knowledge and exposure to the various sectors of Virgin Media… and armed me with transferrable skills that has been invaluable to my current position, and future roles in my career.”

Catherine, Sales graduate

What we look for

Graduates who are full of personality, proactive and resilient enough to take challenges head-on. Our Sales teams work hard and have fun while they’re at it. That’s why we look for graduates with strong personal and presentation skills. We want to see your passion and excitement for sales. You must have a 2:1 or above, although it doesn’t matter in which subject – we’re more interested in your qualities than your specific qualifications. 

We’re 100% committed to having a workforce that represents every part of society. So, we’re keen to hear from candidates from all backgrounds and circumstances. 

What’s in it for you

An opportunity to gain exposure to our Senior Leadership Team, enjoy mentoring opportunities with top sales professionals and develop through extensive training and support. At the end of the scheme, you’ll have the chance to almost double your earnings with typical salaries ranging from £40,000-70,000. You’ll receive a salary of £35,000, a £2,000 welcome bonus and an extra £5,000 commission if you hit your targets (75% of Sales Graduates do in their first year!).

Plus, get access to all of our employee benefits, including: 

  • 25 days' holiday, increasing to 28 days’ after 5 years
  • Flexible benefits package including pension, medical plans and buying and selling holiday
  • Huge discounts on everything from days out to household bills

…and loads more!


 We’re Virgin Media O2

Since we joined forces, we’ve been reimagining connectivity to upgrade the UK. We’re a beacon of innovation, brimming with new ideas and dedicated people. Lighting up life for millions of homes, businesses and communities. Striving to give our customers unconditional connectivity. We’re here to challenge the market – to win, not compete.

We’ve hired over 450 graduates since 2010, beating industry averages in how engaged and diverse our community is. So, we know how to make these opportunities exciting and valuable for you. You just need to find your role.


Duration: 2-years

Location: Manchester

Requirements: 2:1 or above in any subject area

Salary: £35,000, a £2,000 welcome bonus

Assessment Centre Dates: 2nd & 3rd May

Start Date: 9th September 2024