• Salary:
    £31,500 per annum, £2,000 welcome bonus, £500 Flex allowance, 10% bonus and benefits
  • Function:
  • Job Type:
    Fixed Term (Secondment for existing employees)
  • Type:
  • Grade:

Commercial Sales, Retail and Marketing- Graduate Programme

Commercial Sales, Retail and Marketing Graduate Scheme
(2 years Fixed Term)

£31,500 salary, £2,000 welcome bonus, £500 Flex allowance plus bonus and benefits

Have you graduated in 2023 with a 2:1 or above (or projected for 2024) and do you have a passion for problem solving, project delivery and gaining insight to a fast paced and varied commercial function. ?

What is the Programme?

 Its for 2 years. You will be involved in live projects that deliver what matters. This role will be involved in a programme that consists of 4 x 6 monthly rotations and provides opportunity to be a part of a variety of projects. Working across Marketing, Property, Retail and Parking provides an excellent grounding in many commercial disciplines. Part of the programme will include a leadership development module with the other graduates and a dedicated coach (a senior leader from the business) who will help to build resilience in the workplace.


As part of the graduate programme, you will spend time: 

  • Analysing commercial problems and developing solutions, from boosting public transport participation to advertising retail campaigns 

  • Managing projects against set timelines and budgets to deliver positive commercial outcomes

  • Analysing data, drawing conclusions and developing action plans learningacross Digital, Operations & Pricing Intelligence in an ecommerce environment.

  • Working with airport commercial partners on project delivery

What will you gain?

  • A competitive salary. 
  • A Leadership development programme that builds on your commercial awareness, sense of self, coaching skills and scope to grow your career further. 
  • An understanding of Aviation and its impact on the economy, including sustainability and commerciality
  • Commercial awareness across varied departments and projects 
  • A graduate opportunity with the commercial team provides dynamic and  diverse interactions across the airport estate.

Do you have what we're looking for?

  • Minimum 2:1 degree in a commercially orientated discipline (Graduated 2023 or projected for 2024) 
  • Logical thinker with an aptitude for problem-solving
  • A passion for understanding our passenger and their experience at London Gatwick
  • Highly numerate, with an understanding of Data analysis
  • Ability to prioritise and work at pace
  • Ability to build good relationships and influence across the Airport
  • Creative, innovative, curious to find a better way
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, always trying to be your best self
  • Team working- you'll enjoy working in a team environment, sharing ideas, and collaborating with colleagues as well as other graduates

We prioritise the professional growth of our employees and provide opportunities for people to continue their journey through ongoing development and support along with a total reward package that recognises your contribution.

We are committed to reflecting the diversity of our local community and the passengers we serve. We value an environment where everyone feels comfortable, respected, and empowered to be their authentic selves. As an equitable, diverse, and inclusive employer, we encourage different perspectives that redefine what's possible. Together, we form a strong and united team.

Does this sound like you? Join the adventure! Click apply and complete your application.

Selection Process

  1. An online application that will involve a CV – closing date 31st December 2023. 
  2. Online assessments to demonstrate your strengths and the necessary behaviours to be successful
  3. If successful a virtual 1st stage screening call
  4. An assessment centre with group and individual activities as well as a behaviour-based interview with the opportunity to meet managers and explore the airport.
    Dates to be confirmed for Febuary 2024. 

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Gatwick Airport
Gatwick Airport, Gatwick, United Kingdom, RH6 0NP

Meet the recruiter

Georgia Stone



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