The company provide creative communication, print production, direct mail and fulfilment solutions to a wide range of organisations across several industry sectors through both traditional and new media. Their approach is especially relevant in today’s business environment. As media choice and access increase, your ability to respond quickly to market challenges is crucial. They look to develop genuine partnerships and an in depth understanding of every client’s organisation so that they can make the most effective contribution and add the most value.


JOB TITLE: Graduate Training Scheme (5 places)



This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and ambitious graduate to join a well established company on their Graduate Training Scheme. Due to continued success and growth of the business our client is currently looking to recruit five candidates to follow their 12 month training programme that covers all aspects of business from design through to sales, marketing & commercial business allowing successful candidates to gain a wide breadth of company knowledge.


Successful completion of the course will enable each candidate to enter into a career within Graphic Design.


The training programme will involve both practical and commercial aspects of the business and is delivered in the following key sections:

  • Distribution – Local, National, European and International delivery solutions
  • Marketing – Active project involvement working alongside the Marketing Director
  • Account Management and Sales – practical experience assisting the Account Managers with client facing opportunities
  • Production Management – working with the Account Executive team managing projects from start to finish through all aspects
  • Finance – overview of commercial accounting and financial management

Graduate trainees will also be required to help secure new business, by preparing tender documents for Public Sector opportunities.


Progress will be monitored by continual assessment culminating in an end of course evaluation.



We are looking for a creative thinkers, our business has lots of people who can help you delivery your ideas. Bursting with energy, and looking at client problems from a different prospective are qualities that will make you stand out at Sterling and really add to the creative process. An interest in trend and design / technology innovations would be an advantage. You will need to be able to work either in a team or on your own initiative. Candidates with a Graphic Design or Advertising degree are preferred, although any relevant form of design related degree will be considered.


  • Educated to degree level. Candidates looking to go into Graphic Design or Web/Systems Development will need to have a relevant degree. Candidates looking to be an Account Executive, Project Coordinator or Stock Fulfilment Administrator will need to have strong degrees in Business/Management/Logistics.
  • Computer literate and experienced in using MS Office & Outlook
  • Self motivation to seek out new opportunities for personal and organisational development
  • The ability to build and influence effective relationships with a variety of people and create enthusiasm and commitment to a shared vision
  • The ability to express ideas and impart key messages clearly, confidently and effectively through both written and oral communications to a variety of audiences
  • The ability to learn new skills and information quickly and confidently, to be able to adapt to working in a variety of teams
  • The ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively
  • The ability to devise innovative solutions to complex strategic problems
  • Good attention to detail with a commitment to high quality and accuracy
  • The ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Full driving license
  • A strong desire and enthusiasm for working in this industry
  • Ability to adjust to normal social circumstances
  • Takes instructions well
  • Willingness to learn
  • Competitive nature
  • Outgoing personality & confident


HOURS OF WORK: 8.45am – 5.30pm Monday -Friday


SALARY: Circa £16,000 per annum


HOLIDAY: 20 days plus bank holidays


To apply for this amazing opportunity, please forward a Word formatted CV to
candidate@thegraduaterecruitment.co.uk quoting TGR 1394GD. Alternatively, for an informal chat, please call the office on 01604 622100.