Our Firm



Graduate Sales Associate

Entry Level

Advanced | Sales | Birmingham, England


Advanced are one of the UK’s largest software companies, developing a range of solutions covering the whole enterprise and delivering right-first-time solutions, which solve customer problems, save money and deliver significant impact to user’s lives.  With more than 16,000 customers relying on our systems & infrastructure, our Sales team help to make the complex simple, as we become one of the UK technology industry’s success stories. We’re growing fast and building an exciting future.

You will be based in the Mailbox – our stunning Regional HQ in Birmingham City Centre, which provides the best opportunity for a vibrant social life with colleagues and outside of work.

What you will be doing

Sales Associate

You will join our new sales development programme as a Sales Associate. You’ll embark on a 6 month training period, learning the sales process and establishing your natural sales route; we’ll help you to identify whether you are most suited towards an account associate or a business development associate role.

Account Associate

  • Account Associates close sales opportunities within existing accounts
  • Make outbound sales calls to a number of existing accounts
  • Identify new software sales opportunities within existing accounts
  • Are involved in e-learning, 1-2-1s, classroom training and sales development programmes to accelerate career development


Business Development Associate

  • Business Development Associates identify potential sales opportunities through active lead generation
  • Make outbound sales calls to a number of prospective customers
  • Identify new opportunities for the Field Sales team and provide support throughout the sales process
  • Are involved in e-learning, 1-2-1s, classroom training and sales development programmes to accelerate career development


What you will be good at

  • Strong communication skills, and a natural comfort in engaging with people over the telephone
  • An accomplished relationship builder with a strong focus on exceptional customer service
  • An innate desire to win and hit targets


Reimagine your Future by Joining the Advanced Team

We hire for potential, and develop at pace.

Our entry-level hiring strategy is all about identifying potential. At Advanced, we don’t believe in CVs. We passionately believe that your individual personality and core strengths are what can make you right for us. Assessing you for behavioural fit and not for past experiences. We want you to learn, to discover, to experiment, to make a difference.  

With a £254m turnover, 19,000 customers and 2,350 employees we pride ourselves on delivering focused software solutions for the public sector, enterprise commercial and health & care organisations that simplify complex business challenges and deliver immediate value.

Some of our Key Benefits from day one are:

  • Generous Annual Leave - 25 days annual leave plus localised public holidays, with the ability to buy additional days
  • Advanced Perks At Work - Exclusive employee discount programme providing access to enhanced offers at high street retailers (including John Lewis, Tesco, Apple and Asos), discounted rates for cinema and theatre tickets, accommodation and travel bookings
  • Stunning office locations across 5 key hubs
  • Charity Fundraising - Proud to be a Patron of The Prince's Trust
  • Dedicated talent development team to help your Advanced career progress
  • Top Achievers Club – our internal award scheme recognising excellence in our Advanced colleagues
  • Pension Scheme (up to 5% matched contribution)
  • Life insurance x 4 times salary
  • Income protection insurance
  • Childcare voucher (salary sacrifice)
  • Cycle to work scheme (salary sacrifice)
  • Employee assistance programme

Why should you apply? Advanced are different – we hire for potential and develop at pace so if you can reimagine your future in a vibrant growing company we would like to hear from you. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to removing bias from the hiring process.

If your application is successful, you will initially be required to take an online assessment, undertake an interview with the HR team and attend a final assessment day. Do not hesitate, apply now and a member of our in-house talent acquisition team will be in touch!