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Sales Graduate Programme – London (Starting September 2018)

Thomson Reuters Exception 11/1/2017 1:48:15 AM London, United Kingdom
Job Description

The Sales Graduate Programme is based within our Financial and Risk organization where we provide information and expertise to support the world’s most complex financial services firms in dealing with their top business challenges.

Over 440,000 professionals in 150 countries do business with us every day. Through our market-leading Thomson Reuters Eikon, Elektron and Risk Management solutions, we help our clients to advance their business and gain competitive advantage.

Our global Go-to Market Sales Organisation plays a significant role in delivering over $6bn of revenue to our business. Our Sales teams represent the voice of our customers, help to drive product development and assist businesses in overcoming their challenges. This results in higher customer retention rates and new sales opportunities for Thomson Reuters.


Our 17-month Sales Graduate Programme offers a unique insight into the financial world and will provide you with a solid foundation in the Sales Organisation here at Thomson Reuters.

The rotational nature of the programme allows you to gain a true breadth of experience across our Account Management, Sales Specialist and Lead Generation teams.

You’ll have unrestricted access to experienced Sales professionals (Product Specialists, Sales Specialists, and Account Managers) as well as our clients whose skills and knowledge will aide your personal learning and development.

What to expect?

The programme is structured into a 1-month intensive induction followed by four 4-month rotations across our Sales organisation.

Through a combination of on-the-job experience and classroom training you will:

  • Grow your knowledge of the Financial Markets and International Politics (including the opportunity to obtain the industry recognized CFA Foundation)
  • Learn about Thomson Reuters’ Flagship Financial & Risk Products and Solutions
  • Gain a unique insight into our Financial & Risk clients – understanding their workflows, how they use our solutions and identifying how Thomson Reuters can add value

You’ll have the opportunity to make an immediate impact and have responsibility for supporting a range of clients across your rotations. You’ll generate meetings and new business opportunities as well as running demonstrations, presentations and product training sessions for our clients.

We also place a strong expectation on proactively building and developing relationships. You’ll make connections both internally and externally – your personal network will prove vital to growing your skills and progressing your career at Thomson Reuters.

Our global Early Careers community

In addition to meaningful work and exposure to industry recognized products and teams, we will provide you a well rounded experience to help you successfully launch your Sales career with Thomson Reuters. You will be a part of a broader early career community, and this includes:

  • Being exposed to great opportunities to develop real life skills and earning valuable industry experience through any of our hosted events, having numerous opportunities to meet like minded people and sharing your passion with them
  • Exploring our business through business challenges, innovation sessions, and engagements with business leaders. This will help you drive solutions that are meaningful to our customers!
  • Participating in Corporate Responsibility & Inclusion initiatives like Urban Synergy and the Prince’s Trust. We give you the opportunity to give back and engage with our communities.
  • Being mentored to improve on-the-job and leadership skills by our Sales Graduate alumni

What comes after the programme?

The programme is designed to equip you with the necessary skills to secure a full time position within one of our sales specialist teams. These teams are responsible for managing a portfolio of clients and they act as trusted advisors to our customers.

What we’re looking for

We’re seeking early careers talent from any degree discipline/background who have a keen interest in the financial markets and current affairs.

Our programme celebrates diversity of thought, backgrounds, and of work experiences. Although we’re primarily a programme for recent graduates, we welcome applications from individuals who have already started their first job and are looking to make a change.

To be successful, you will:

  • be passionate and Self-Motivated – you’ll be driven by working towards targets and enjoy the reward of achieving your goals
  • be naturally Curious – you’ll be inquisitive and persistent in your desire to learn and find answers
  • have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • thrive on developing great relationships
  • be a strong team player and enjoy working in a number of different teams whilst equally able to proactively work off your own initiative

Any previous sales or customer service related work experience is beneficial but not essential

Visa Requirements

  • Unfortunately we’re not in a position to provide visa sponsorship for this programme. You must have the right to work in the UK without restriction.

How do you apply?

You should apply directly via our careers site

Please ensure that your CV is no more than two pages long and written in English.

All applications must be supported by a Cover Letter – in 500 words or less, please tell us:

  • Why you are interested in a career at Thomson Reuters
  • What your motivations are for applying to your chosen Graduate Programme

You can attach your Cover Letter under the CV section of ‘My Experience’ when you register

Application Window:

Applications open Monday 9th October and close on Sunday 3rd December at midday (UK Time).

Recruitment Process & Timelines:

You will be taken through a structured recruitment process which includes:

  • Initial CV and Candidate Profile Screen (from October – December)
  • Situational Strengths Test based on what we define as strengths for our Graduates (from November – December) 
  • Video Interview (from November – December)
  • Assessment Centre (from January – February)


At Thomson Reuters, we believe what we do matters. We are passionate about our work, inspired by the impact it has on our business and our customers. As a team, we believe in winning as one - collaborating to reach shared goals, and developing through challenging and meaningful experiences. With more than 45,000 employees in more than 100 countries, we work flexibly across boundaries and realize innovations that help shape industries around the world. Making this happen is a dynamic, evolving process, and we count on each employee to be a catalyst in driving our performance - and their own.

As a global business, we rely on diversity of culture and thought to deliver on our goals. To ensure we can do that, we seek talented, qualified employees in all our operations around the world regardless of race, color, sex/gender, including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under country or local law. Thomson Reuters is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer providing a drug-free workplace.

Intrigued by a challenge as large and fascinating as the world itself? Come join us.

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Req #: JREQ091783
Locations: London-United Kingdom
Job Function: Exception
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