Sales Support Placement at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
31st March 2020
Central London and City South East
Bracknell or London
Salary Band
£18,000 - £19,999
Role May Involve
Business Analytics Business Intelligence Business Management Sales

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Sales Support Placement

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio and proven leadership to be the world’s leading enterprise technology company. We are a market leader in hybrid infrastructure, services and cloud.

We don't just believe in the power of technology, we believe in the power of people when technology works for them. We believe in applying new thinking and ideas to improve the way our customers live and work.

This 13-month intern programme, starting July 2020 will give you the opportunity to take classroom theory into the real world. You will be given an independent role and work on live projects within Hewlett Packard Enterprise immediately. We'll expect you to provide your insight, opinions and your passion, and to make a real contribution every day.

If successful, you will work alongside a sales team that is driven to achieve results. Your role would involve liaising with colleagues within your internal sales team in order to operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. There is also an opportunity to engage with our valued set of business customers.

You will gain a wealth of experience in how to work efficiently as part of a Sales Team and ultimately gain an understanding of the way in which the sales cycle works in this highly competitive industry. Moreover you will be gaining the invaluable experience of working within a corporate environment for a New-to-the-market Multi-National, highly innovative company. Once settled into the role you will also be tasked with looking at ways to improve processes, but also spotting sales opportunities from data analysis.

By providing the support necessary for the HPE Sales Team in the UK to continually evolve and grow, you will be given the opportunity to make a difference within the organisation and prove that you are a valuable asset worth investing in for the future.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting sales team and management with reporting and sales forecasting.
  • Supporting account managers with sales related tasks and projects.
  • Supporting organisation of customer events.
  • Market analysis, using the various data sources available.
  • Maintaining the Internal Team SharePoint.
  • Assisting with ad-hoc requests.
  • Compile and analyse data which forms the basis for business decisions.

Education & Experience:

  • We are looking for high-calibre candidates that are currently studying a business related degree course at University and are expected to achieve a minimum of a 2:1 grade.
  • A candidate who has excellent written and verbal communication skills and can lead by example even in the most demanding of situations.
  • You will be working in a constantly changing and fast paced environment therefore you must present skills that show your willingness to adapt to any situation that may arise. Being keen and a willingness to “jump in” are key.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Excel is necessary.
  • No primary experience in sales is necessary however, you must have solid record of past work experience and/or participation in meaningful extra-curricular activities.

Core Requirements:

  • Good teamwork skills and an ability to learn quickly.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail – very important.
  • Ability to work independently when required.
  • Good use of initiative – proactive.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Additional Information:

  • Based in Bracknell
  • 13 months (July 2020 – August 2021)
  • One month handover period
  • Recruitment Process: Telephone interview & Assessment Centre


Potential interns must be in their 2nd year of a 4 year degree which requires (or has an option for) year 3 to be a 1 year's industrial placement. A Business related degree discipline is required and a target to achieve a 2.1 (based on first year's results and/or predicted second year's result) is required.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) advances the way people live and work. We bring together the brightest minds to create breakthrough technology solutions, helping our customers make their mark on the world.

Joining HPE in an early careers role is an excellent opportunity for a self-motivated, proactive individual to grow with us and help us drive our continued success globally. We are one of the largest technology companies in the world, operating in over 150 countries and market leading in several industries. We believe in partnership, innovation and taking action – our culture is what defines us as a company: how we act, how we treat others, and how we conduct business. In addition to working alongside great colleagues, you will have many opportunities to learn through coaching and stretch assignment opportunities. You’ll be guided by feedback and support to accelerate your learning and maximize your knowledge. We even have a “reverse mentoring” program which allows us to share our knowledge and strengths across our multi-generation workforce.

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