Graduate Commercial Program

London (Greater)
Competitive salary
12 Oct 2018
16 Oct 2018
Retail and Sales
Contract Type
Full Time
We've filled our Q3 2018 Hiring intake. We'll reach out to new applicants when we expect to start hiring for the Q4 intake. But please don't wait; submit a resume and register your interest.

The Graduate Commercial Program at Tessian

We’re looking to work with the brightest minds to help us accomplish our ambitious vision of building the next-generation of information security for the enterprise, and we have an amazing opportunity for highly driven, intelligent and articulate graduates.

You'll join as a member of our Inside Sales Team; we believe in learning by doing, and after initial training you'll hit the ground running and start contributing to our growth. We empower graduates with Tessian's most important commercial task - demand generation. It requires high energy and is the key fuel for our business as a whole.

Within a week you'll be helping to kick-start the outbound selling process: prospecting, targeting, developing and qualifying customers in a specified territory, and actively building a succinct commercial proposition, convincing new prospects to explore our product offering. You'll be expected to consistently meet and exceed weekly and monthly targets, so you'll be learning how to manage a robust pipeline and working closely with Marketing and Direct Sales to unlock revenue. We'll help guide you to think strategically through the lead generation process to improve and optimise outbound lead management.

As a team of highly motivated and intelligent people, we have a strong belief that we require the brightest and most driven individuals will help us realise these goals. Therefore, if you have an exceptional academic background and professional internships, enjoy working in a high-pressure environment and are looking to start your career at a fast-growth technology start-up, we'd love to hear from you.

Your career path

This 2 year program (fast track available for top performers) will provide best-in-class commercial training around how to scale a business and succeed in the rapidly growing technology sector. Graduates will work closely with and learn from a team of people who have consistently scaled one of Europe's fastest growing startups, closed deals with the largest organisations in the world in their 20s, and who've worked and chosen startups from the most prestigious graduate employers out there (investment banking, big law, investment management, technology companies, media etc)

Here are some of the progression opportunities where your career could take you
**Business Development Manager* - You can help drive the company's growth through hunting down and winning new business with the most senior people at some of the most prestigious organisations across the world.
**Demand Generation Leadership* - In this role, you may find that demand generation is for you - you love building a pipeline - and you may want to help new graduates kick off their own sales career and keep building pipelines for the business.
**Strategic Account Executive* - You can build deep relationships with the C-Suite and the top technologists at some of the world's most innovative legal and financial firms and unlock revenue opportunities within these firms.
**Marketing and Operational Roles* - You can help define a new, cutting-edge brand and work with top agencies and press, manage complex and time-sensitive projects, or help keep the wheels churning through growth.
**Special Projects* - You'll help grow strategic initiatives within the company.
*You may also have the opportunity to move internationally during the program if this is something that interests you; you may help us set up our US office, or enter the Singaporean market for instance. The possibilities are endless.

Here's how your interview with Tessian will progress
*The Tessian team review cover letters and CVs
*Video interview (c. 30 minutes)
*Short written challenge (c. 30-60 minutes)
*Face-to-face interview (c. 60 minutes) at our London office
*(If required) Quick follow-up calls with team members that were unable to make the face-to-face interview

We'd love to meet someone who
*Has excellent results from school and a top university
*Has a consistent track record of winning - strong results, awards and prizes for academia, music or sport
*Demonstrates diversity of thought - someone sharp with an interesting perspective on the world and a strategic mind
*Has top-notch verbal and written communication skills
*Is results-driven and determined
*Can demonstrate an interest in technology
*Has exceptional leadership potential

Why we think you'll love it here
*You’ll work alongside amazing, high-performing colleagues
*We offer a base salary of £28,000, plus on-track performance incentives of £15,000+ p.a. , with annual benefit and salary reviews
*Equity options are offered with every role
*Everyone gets 25 days of paid annual leave (33 days including bank holidays)
*Company contributions are made towards your pension
*You’ll get a brand new Macbook to work on
*We have a communal company lunch twice a month, and regular team socials and activities
*There are plenty of office snacks including fruit, nuts, bread, and cereals, and amazing coffee
*We offer a cycle to work scheme, eyecare vouchers and childcare vouchers
*Weekly yoga sessions in the office
*If you’re coming from abroad, we’ll provide relocation assistance including flights, accommodation in an AirBnB for a week, and salary payments to an international bank. Over 25% of the company is international and we’re always as supportive as we can be in helping people make the move


Tessian is a machine intelligent email security platform to automatically prevent security threats like misaddressed emails, data loss and non-compliance. The Tessian platform makes email safe at some of the world’s largest enterprises across the financial, legal and technology sectors.

We’re a team of mathematicians, data scientists & engineers building breakthrough machine learning and natural language technology to analyse, understand & protect enterprise email networks.

We’ve just announced our raise of £9m ($13m) in a Series A round led by Balderton Capital and Accel Partners. Last year our business grew 400% and our team expanded from 13 to 50 people; we have ambitious growth plans for the next year, spanning all areas including our product offerings and our sales & marketing divisions. We’re excited about where this next phase of our growth will take us - we hope you are too, so we encourage you to apply today to be part of the next leg of the Tessian journey.

We’re backed by world-leading venture capital funds who’ve invested in companies like Facebook, Slack, Dropbox, Improbable & Transferwise & we’ve been named on the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 list, crowned the “Best Security Startup” by WIRED magazine, and awarded “Best Innovation in Data Protection & Privacy” by CogX.

Our team

You can check out some photos of our team on our Instagram, look at our company page. You can also find us on Glassdoor.

Equality & diversity

Tessian is an equal opportunity employer, committed to equality and diversity amongst both our employees and prospective applicants. You can read our equality and diversity statement here. We're also a corporate member of the WISE Campaign for gender equality in STEM, with a staff member on the WISE Young Women's Board.

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