Sales Graduate Scheme

Looking to get an exciting career head-start in media? Lyonsdown offers a fast-track graduate scheme that seeks to give you the chance to kick-start your career with benefits including a great commission structure, a fun office culture and more. 

Lyonsdown is an award-winning publisher who works with brands such as the Telegraph, The Economist, City AM and the Guardian just to name a few. Our aim is very simple, we help companies and organisations raise their profiles whether that be through thought-leadership videos, learning courses, events or being part of our cyber security community. But our aims don’t just cover the organisations we seek to work with, it extends to our people and is embedded in our company culture. 

If you are looking for a fun, but challenging environment that supports its employees, then Lyonsdown might be for you. 

Company Benefits

Expert Training

Expert Training

No previous sales experience is required. Lyonsdown prides itself on its training schemes, which are led by our MD, Bradley Scheffer. And, of course, we are committed to giving you the time to grow.

Good basic pay

Good Basic Pay

Basic pay begins at £20,000 on Day 1; it will then go up to £21,000 once you have written £10,000 of business. As long as you hit your target, by the end of Year 1, you could be on £26,000. OTE earning Year 1 is £35,000 and Year 2 £42,000.

Company Culture

Company Culture

At Lyonsdown we realise that the best way to get the best out of our people is if they look forward to coming to work. We do this by frequent comedy meetings, beer and snacks on Fridays and more.

Success Rate

Success Rate

We pride ourselves on our high success rate amongst graduate scheme participants. The majority stay at Lyonsdown for many years.

Your first few weeks with us

Day 1
Welcome to the team! Today you'll learn all about our company, our products and what it is like to be a member of our exciting team. You'll meet many new faces and begin learning the art of selling.
Week 1
The first week will primarily be a training week. You'll spend a lot of time with our Managing Director, Bradley Scheffer, to learn the techniques that will lead you to be successful in your new role. You'll meet your managers and colleagues and maybe even listen in on a call or two.
Week 2
We'll have more practical training this week where we role play scripts and selling techniques. You'll also buddy up to an existing sales person on the team to learn exactly how they perform their role and to give you tips along the way.
Week 3+
Now it's your turn, you'll be making calls to senior business professionals inviting them to our award-winning events or to take part in our national press campaigns. Naturally, training will be ongoing throughout your time at the company.

Why work at Lyonsdown? – through the eyes of recent grad scheme participants

Where will this role take you?

Here is a case study of a successful completer of the scheme

Who are we looking for?

Our roles probably aren’t for everyone. Every day will bring a challenge, but the rewards are numerous. We’re looking for people who share our ambitions and values, who are strong-minded but also know how to work well as part of a team, people who know what are expected of them but also fit into the culture of the company. 

So, does this sound like you? 

Application process

Step 1: Submit Application Form

Fill out our short form below, attach your covering letter and CV. Easy!

Step 2: Attend an interview

Good news! We like what we have seen and we want to meet you. We'll perform a group interview with you to evaluate your skills, but also how you work as part of a team.

Step 3: One-to-One interview

The final stage! You performed well in the group interview and now it is time for us to get to know you on a one-to-one basis. This is your time to shine!


This is a graduate role, no sales experience is required. Just bring a willing to learn and adapt to the role and you’re certain to succeed. 

We are based in North London (Finchley Central). Your normal working location will be here. 

Lyonsdown prides itself on its opportunities within the organisation. Should you succeed, you will progress upwards within the company. 

Ready to take the next step?

23 - 29 Hendon Lane
N3 1RT

2 Mount Street
M2 5WQ

Tel: +44 (0)20 8349 4363

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