In my experience, working in Sales allows you to develop a broad range of skills, gain business acumen and commercial awareness, and become an effective driver in decision making, and I encourage those who are perhaps unsure about what path to take within the telecommunications sector to consider starting your career in Sales.
When it comes down to it, we all practice sales skills whether we are aware of it or not. Whether that’s persuading someone of your line of argument in an essay as you would have done at university, convincing colleagues to carry out actions on your behalf, or encouraging people to attend an event, you are selling. One of the biggest surprises about starting my career in Sales is that having the “gift of the gab” and being a naturally extroverted person does not necessarily equate to sales success and exceeding targets. A combination of strong organisational skills, market awareness and interfacing effectively with other departments are what can be seen in the very best salespeople here at Virgin Media, and the Sales graduate scheme gives you the platform to develop those skills with support and training along the way.