General Management Graduate Programme - Crawley (W.Sussex)

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We develop and invest in graduates for our General Management talent pipeline who demonstrate the potential to become Key Account Managers by the end of our 2½ commercially orientated programme, followed by continued progression towards becoming a business leader and the Head of a division in ITW.

Our programme is designed for graduates who have exceptional business acumen, drive and ambition to excel.

Our organisation and graduate programme is ideal for those looking to embrace their inner entrepreneur to drive actions, focus on what matters and have an impact on the business.

You will have a comprehensive induction period in which you will learn about key functions in our business, be introduced to colleagues and ITW business philosophies. Your first placement will provide a valuable insight to our business, products and customers. This is followed by a series of assignments in different business functions in the UK & Europe for up to 9 months each, where you will have the opportunity to take the lead on key challenges and projects, preparing you for your first role as Key Account Manager and onwards to a future leadership role.

In addition to receiving a starting base salary of £24,000, you will receive:

  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Generous Contributory Pension (employer contributes up to 11%)
  • Free long-term disability insurance (paying 75% of salary)
  • Free Life cover (paying up to 6x salary)
  • Cycle to Work benefit scheme
  • Discounts with Vodafone & Dell
  • Free Microsoft Office on your personal devices
  • Social & Networking Events
  • Reasonable Relocation financial support


You will hold a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in any subject. A committed, hardworking and proactive attitude is essential for this position, with an enthusiasm for learning and success. You will be someone who aspires to be a business leader one day and enthused by a commercially orientated graduate programme.

You must be willing to relocate. We have multiple offices in the south of England, Scotland and across Europe. Whilst most likely in our main Crawley or Glenrothes sites, placements could be at any one of our sites in the UK, Europe and potentially field based. Where there is a change of location between placements, reasonable relocation support is provided.


ITW Construction Products UK/Nordics is a division of the Illinois Tool Works family, innovating, designing and manufacturing advanced industrial technology. We are industry influencers and market leaders in our fields with five high quality brands at the front of technology and enterprise. Worldwide, the ITW Construction Products division generates an annual revenue of around $2bn.

Our division (UK & Nordics) generates over $200m and employs around 600 people. At all levels in our organisation, we are encouraged to embrace our inner entrepreneur to drive actions, focus on what matters and share ideas so that every individual can have an impact on the business. In return we are rewarded, supported in our development and given the opportunities to grow within a large multinational organisation.

The wider ITW company spans across the world and offers a diverse range of career opportunities for those who are customer obsessive, passionate for innovation and results driven. Your career can take any shape and path – the possibilities are limitless.


ITW Construction Products

Since our founding more than 100 years ago, ITW has become one of the world’s leading diversified manufacturers of specialized industrial equipment, consumables, and related service businesses.

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