Business Development Executive

at Work Ready in London

(₤24000 per year)

We are looking for an energetic and smart business development executive to join a fast-growing education technology start up.

At Work Ready we create online, CPD accredited training modules to improve the soft skills and employability of both graduates and school leavers across the UK.

These modules feature sponsorship from our corporate clients, as well as insights from industry and training from experts.

The ideal candidate will be able to generate new business, increase our number of corporate clients and manage pre-existing accounts. We have a unique product for an industry undergoing significant change in terms of the way candidates are approached and engaged. There is therefore a huge gap in the market for our services.

This is an exciting time to join Work Ready as we look to become the UK’s premier training and recruitment partner!

We’re based in Clerkenwell in a beautiful office (free ground coffee and events!) with a lively and dynamic team! You will also be picking up hot leads so there’s a lot of sales potential within this role.

The Role:

Generating new business
Increasing the number of corporate clients, apprentice recruiters and companies looking to improve their CSR
Selling in-content advertisements, industry insights modules and school sponsorship
Managing and developing pre-existing accounts

Skills Required:

Confident communicator who is able to network effectively
Intelligent, entrepreneurial thinker with strong levels of perception
Positive attitude and the resilience to work in a start up environment
Experience using CRM and tracking systems
Previous experience in recruitment or sales. Minimum 6 months experience required, ideally within an advertisement agency or the education sector


Base salary of £24,000 plus commission. On target earnings of £36,000.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter outlining why you would be suitable for this role alongside your CV.

Start Date:


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Published at 02 Mar 2018
Expires on 02 May 2018