City Electrical Factors

City Electrical Factors

City Electrical Factors

Who are we?

You may not have heard of us before, but to say we are a large company is a bit of an understatement; we now employ almost 7,000 people. With a UK national network of 390 branches, we have a bigger footprint than any of our competitors. We are still growing at an impressive rate, which is great news for you, as growth means opportunity.

We're in an industry worth £4bn per annum in the UK, with a diverse and interesting customer base. Our National Account customers include; Amey, British Telecom, Coca-Cola and Norland Managed Services. We’re also global; with businesses in the USA, Canada, Ireland, Spain and Australia.

We work with the very best suppliers, which means you get to develop your skills with the top supply chain partners. These include global organisations such as Schneider and Siemens. Plus, we've got over 10,000 other suppliers helping us to deliver the right products and services to our hundreds of thousands of customers every single day.

What's the 'Aspire' programme?

'Aspire' is a two year, fast-paced, jam packed programme focused on finding bright sparks and developing them into future leaders of our business.

We'll immerse you into every aspect of CEF life from day-to-day operations right through to manufacturing, all the while preparing you for a role in management.

Time spent away from home will be required (not to mention great fun!). You’ll travel throughout the UK, meeting new and exciting people and attending regular training courses.

Career progression is our primary objective and promoting from within is one of our core values. People development is high on our agenda and we’ll nurture your talent to bring out the very best in you.

On successful completion of the programme, you'll go on to your first sales management role as an Account Manager (celebratory dance - woohoo!).

This is just the beginning of a fast paced and rewarding career with CEF. From there you will then have the opportunity to progress to a Branch Manager role where you can expect to receive an average salary of... (drum roll please) £48K. Our top performers achieve in excess of a whopping £80K plus a company car to the value of £50K.

Now that's something to strive for!

Course Content:

Day to Day Operations

Customer Service Excellence

Commercial Business Training

Product Knowledge Training

Professional Sales Training

Management Training

Human Resources

Anti-bribery and Company Ethics

Electrical Contractor (Three Month Placement)


IT and Marketing

and more!

We'll also give you the opportunity to participate in the EDA (Electrical Distributors Association) product knowledge modules. How great would that be to achieve a recognised City and Guilds qualification along the way? It's just another perk to the job!

What do you need?

There's no doubt about it, a career with CEF requires 100% commitment, dedication and hard work; bags of initiative and a real desire to succeed. But for the right bright spark, the rewards are there by the bucket full.

Does this sound like you?

You'll also have the following minimum qualification: Bachelor of Honours Degree (any discipline), minimum 2.2 and a full UK driving license. Do you tick all these boxes?

Yes? Well then you're just what we're looking for!

Case Studies

  • Name: Chloe Pick
  • Role: Account Manager
  • Joined: September 2014

I moved for this job, so everything was completely new for me. I've enjoyed the course so much and I felt really privileged to be on it. Most of all, I've enjoyed seeing the progress on paper as well as in myself from what I was 2 years ago.. it's incredible how much you can learn, and I'm now a fully-fledged Account Manager.

Application Procedure

Please send your CV and covering letter to: