Commercial Graduate programme

  • Vacancy Title
  • Commercial Graduate programme
  • Company
  • Vp plc
  • Division
  • Vp plc
  • Location
  • Nationwide
  • Closing Date
  • 21/07/2022
  • Job Description
  • Company Overview

    Vp is an award winning business, which operates as a group of nine main operating divisions. The divisions offer rental and sales of specialist products and services to a diverse range of markets, including construction, civil engineering, rail, water, oil and gas, outdoor events and housebuilding. Vp Group consists of:


    • Groundforce
    • TPA
    • Torrent Trackside
    • Brandon Hire Station
    • MEP
    • ESS
    • UK Forks
    • Airpac Rentals
    • TR Group

    With over 60 years of experience in the sector, Vp has gone from strength to strength within the market and now have approximately 3,000 employees across the group. As the group continues to grow, creating exciting career opportunities, there really is no better time to join… Don’t miss out, apply now!

    The Commercial Scheme

    The programme lasts for 15 months, and will see you rotating between all of the UK businesses and HO departments. You will spend an initial welcome week in the Head Office in Harrogate, meeting key people from across the organisation. This will be followed by a month’s placement in one of the HO departments: IT, Internal Audit, HR and Finance. This will give you valuable insights to prepare you for your next placement across one of the businesses. You will spend an equal amount of time rotating between placements in each of our businesses and HO departments. We believe this will create a rich learning experience for you.

    Spending time in each of the divisions will see you witness different approaches and tactics and help you develop a very broad commercial skillset. You’ll work with colleagues from a number of departments to help you learn about:


    • Sales and Marketing – Account management and business development, presenting to clients, identifying how Vp market ourselves.
    • Operations – Quality and environmental monitoring, managing service records and repairs, assisting regional managers with onsite projects.
    • Hire Desk – Understanding the process by which equipment is hired by our clients.
    • Finance – Managing budgets.

    As your placements come to an end, you will then use your new knowledge, skills and behaviours to lead on a genuine business project to add value to the group.

    Due to the size and breadth of Vp’s organisation, we require our graduates to be extremely flexible who must hold a Full UK Driver’s Licence. You will travel throughout UK during this 16 month period and therefore must be comfortable with being away from home Monday to Friday; your travel expenses and accommodation will be fully covered during this time.

    We look for our graduates to have a minimum of a class 2:2 Bachelor’s Degree with a genuine motivation to pursue a commercial career. You need to be an excellent communicator with strong English and Maths skills. We are also looking for graduates who are confident, assertive, and capable of mixing with and influencing people at all levels across our organisation.