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“Want to join the fastest-growing power tool manufacturer in the world?”
TTI is a world leader when it comes to the design, manufacture and marketing of power tools, outdoor power equipment, floor care and appliances.
Our products are designed for, and used by, consumers and professional and industrial users in the DIY, repair and construction industries.
Founded in 1985 in Hong Kong, TTI has a global reach and boasts a portfolio of industry leading brands, as well as over 20,000 staff. TTI is listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and in 2015, recorded annual worldwide sales of £5.5billion in 2016.
“You will recognise some of TTI’s most respected global brands, which include Milwaukee, AEG, Empire, Hart and Ryobi. These brands are trusted and stand for innovation, quality and user desirability.”
This portfolio of brands is growing all the time, thanks in part to our focus on innovation. We’re continually focusing on developing new and robust products with added value, and which specifically meet the needs of our customers.
Our focus on operational performance doesn’t end there, for ideas aren’t enough on their own. We’re also continually looking to raise the bar when it comes to the smaller details, from design engineering to supply chain logistics, and everything in between. We work tirelessly to ensure this development doesn’t compromise on quality, reliability or user desirability. Every day, products from our stable of brands perform to the highest standards in construction sites and homes and gardens across the world. We are helping the world build, refurbish, improve, landscape, clean and maintain! And you can help us…
“Our pursuit of innovative excellence means we actively encourage and reward creativity. Think you can do something better? Propose it, go for it, and bring it on!”
The TTI culture is driven by our focus on innovation, excellence and exceptional people. We’re continually challenging accepted standards in an effort to find new and better solutions, no matter how big or small. There is no better place to push your boundaries, and thrive.
You will enjoy a vibrant, dynamic and fast-moving culture at TTI, which is designed to stimulate, challenge and reward. We set our goals and expectations high as we strive to lead the industry.
Our open corporate culture is built on respect and ethical integrity. We actively promote this in every area of our working environment, between our own colleagues and with our partners, customers and suppliers.
What can we offer you?
“Enjoy challenging experiences and vast opportunities.”
Our unrivalled two-year European Graduate Leadership Programme is designed to unearth the next generation of sales and marketing business leaders and executives.
Here, you will learn all about our business by assuming ‘real’ roles. You will be given actual responsibilities underpinned by first-class product, presentation and negotiation training sessions. We actively encourage you to travel to events and European conference, the hallmark of our programme. Typical entry positions and real role responsibilities include Field Marketing Executives, Job Site Solutions and Marketing Assistants through the UK and the rest of Europe.
Whichever path you take, your drive, ambition, and a desire to shape TTI and become a future business leader will be rewarded with new and exciting opportunities.
- Name: Andrew Dobinson
- Role: Marketing Assistant EMEA
- Joined: September 2016
- University: Nottingham Trent University
- Degree: BA (Honours) Business Management and Entrepreneurship
"After graduating in June 2016 from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship, I quickly found that I was in the same boat as many other graduates, trying to find the best graduate position after graduation. After doing a lot of research, I came across the TTI European Graduate Leadership Programme and saw the emphasis TTI put on their graduates, offering endless opportunities and early responsibility in a fast paced environment. I knew this was an organisation I definitely wanted to be a part of."
"I joined the programme back in September 2016 as a Marketing Assistant for Milwaukee, working in the EMEA Brand Team. From day one I was given real responsibility, especially since on my second day I was asked to fly out to the Lausitzring to assist the Milwaukee team in Germany for the World Superbikes. As part of my role I am involved in a lot of aspects of marketing, such as photo and video shoots for products launches, catalogue creation and merchandising, as well as travelling across Europe to help with exhibitions and conferences."
"TTI also has a huge emphasis on your personal development and a strong team ethic. I have the opportunity to be involved in a number of projects with various colleagues across the business, and if there is something you want to be a part of, they will support you every step of the way. TTI invest a lot in their graduates from various product, sales, presentation and negotiation skills trainings, to seeking opportunities for you to develop your skills and experiences to help you progress."
"The best thing about my job is that no day is the same and I can’t wait to see what the future may bring!"
- Name: Charlotte Burt
- Role: Marketing Assistant EMEA
- Joined: October 2014
- University: Durham University / University of Malaga
- Degree: Geography BA (Hons) / Translation [Spanish-English] MA
"I’m Charlotte, I’m 24 & I am currently a Marketing Assistant for Ryobi in the European Brand Team. I was recruited via the European Graduate Leadership Programme in October 2014 & starting at TTI was the best decision I ever made. I studied Geography BA (Hons) at Durham University & later received my Masters in Spanish-English Translation from the University of Malaga, where I grew up."
"I've always wanted a job in marketing that would allow me to travel & use my languages but I never thought I would have found all this working in power & garden tools!"
"Since joining the EMEA Brand Team I have been involved in all aspects of marketing, from writing press releases and catalogues, doing photo/video shoots, organising conferences, to social media & so much more. I have been able to visit many European cities on business and every day I work with people from all over the world AND get to use my Spanish."
"I feel proud to work for a global company like TTI. I have been able to work closely with my peers developing my skills and knowledge day by day. At TTI they push you to learn and grow and if I ever feel there is a project I want to get involved in or gain more experience from I have always been supported."
"It’s fair to say, I love my job and you can too! Apply now, I can guarantee you won’t regret it."
- Name: Henry Heaton
- Role: Field Marketing Executive Supervisor
- Joined: October 2014
- University: The University of Manchester
- Degree: Bsc (Hons) Management (Marketing)
"After graduating from University in 2012 I spent time working in various different, mainly sales, roles. I then Joined TTI at the end of 2014 and haven’t looked back. I joined TTI to give me more opportunities within my career and in that aspect TTI has certainly delivered."
"I first joined TTI as a Field Marketing Executive (FME) working for the industrial power tool brand Milwaukee. In this role I was given my own area within the UK and a number of accounts I was responsible for, to develop the Milwaukee brand within. To have this real responsibility as soon as I joined the business was something I thrived on and ultimately meant that I had could learn and develop within a new industry very quickly indeed."
"Just over a year after joining as an FME I was promoted to a position where I supervise the FME team, again it’s testament to the opportunities that TTI present that I’m able to progress into this position, a position that I enjoy every day. The FME team we have now is fantastic so working alongside and leading this team is great, particularly when we are all involved in shows and events across the UK together. We’ve got a strong team mentality and all drive in the same direction together, sharing in each other’s success and helping each other out when we need to."
"Ultimately TTI is a company with a huge ambition and for me the best thing is that the company rewards my ambition to succeed by constantly throwing new challenges my way. I’m really looking forward to my future within TTI and can’t wait to see what opportunities are around the corner!"
Training & Profiles
Your development at TTI will be multi-faceted. Upon joining you will be given an in-depth induction week in your local market to find out more about our company and the job you'll be doing.
No matter how much prior knowledge of power tools and acessories you come to us with we'll make sure you're soon on your way to becoming an expert in our brands and technology. Shortly after joining you will visit our dedicated training facility in Germany to give you the knowledge you need to succeed in our industry. After you've had some time back in your role and learning the context, you will attend a second week of product training to refresh your knowledge and give you a greater depth of understanding.
Our graduates also recieve classroom based training for a range of vital business modules including selling skills, presentation skills and negotiation skills.
We also offer true business support and you'll learn a great deal from your European colleagues whilst on the job.
What are the entry requirements?
• You will be proficient in English and, ideally, speak a second language. Initial roles mean you could work from a variety of locations within the UK, or Europe.
• We are looking for graduates with 2:1 degrees in business, marketing or engineering. We also encourage graduates with other degrees and relevant proven commercial work experience to apply.
• You must have the legal right to work in Europe and have a full, clean – and eligible – driving licence.
How does the recruitment process work?
First, you will need to send us a copy of your CV with a covering letter explaining why you would like to join us.
If we’re impressed, we’ll then interview successful candidates, usually by Skype, and again during a one-and-a-half day assessment centre.
If you have experience or knowledge of power tools and our industry as a whole, great! However, please don’t be put off if you don’t. We strongly encourage practically-minded individuals to apply, particularly those who want to develop sales and marketing skills using our hands-on programme.
Ultimately, we are looking to unearth future business leaders who have strong communication and relationship skills. If you’re the kind of person who wants to grasp this incredible opportunity, and enjoy the prospect of European travel and exposure, then we would love to meet you!
Please apply to the latest TTI opportunities on graduatejobs.com.
If you still have some questions, please find below some answers to those we most commonly get asked. If you have anything else left unanswered, we’d be happy to answer it; just send an email to email@example.com
What subject degree do I need?
Ideally you will have a degree in business, marketing or engineering however we do consider applicants with any degree subject.
What grade degree do I need?
If your degree is from a UK university then you will need a 2:1 or above. If your degree is from elsewhere, then it will be the local equivalent.
What level of degree do I need?
We will consider applicants with either a Bachelors or a Masters degree. We will also consider those who have a technical apprenticeship with skill enhancement in technique and business administration.
How does the recruitment process work?
We look for you to apply with a CV and covering letter explaining why you think you are suited to the role. We will be inviting successful candidates to a telephone interview and this will be followed by a one and a half day Assessment Centre, where final decisions will be made
I am not that interested in power tools or the industry – why should
If you have an interest in power tools and our industry as a whole, that is great, but we also strongly encourage those who are practically-minded and want to develop sales and marketing skills through a hands-on programme to apply. We are looking to build a diverse group of graduates and future business leaders who have strong communication and relationship building skills. We are looking for graduates who want to grasp opportunity and will enjoy possible European travel and exposure. We can offer a great deal of challenge and opportunity to all who apply.
Will you reimburse any expenses I occur from attending the assessment
Yes, we will reimburse all expenses genuinely incurred from your attendance at the assessment centre. If you have any expenses which are of a large value it is best to check with us first to ensure they will be covered.
Will I receive feedback if my application is unsuccessful?
If you complete a telephone interview or attend one of our assessment centres then we will provide you with detailed feedback which we hope you will find useful. Unfortunately due to the high number of applications we receive we are unable to provide individual feedback if your application is not successful at the first stage.
Where will I be based?
You will primarily be based in the country for which you are applying, with occasional travel for work purposes. If you wish to work in another country please ensure this is specified on your application form. For any country you wish to work in you will need to be eligible to work there, able to speak the local language fluently and willing to move there permanently. Where about in the country you are based will depend on business needs. Where possible we try to accommodate graduates close to their home or preferred location, if a significant move is required then we will consider a relocation allowance for you. Within the country you will be home-based but spend a significant proportion of your time travelling to customers. The company will assist you in the set-up of a home-office.
What level of travel is involved?
At the start of your career you will travel to Germany and the UK for training sessions. You will also attend our brand events which take part in different countries 2-3 times per year. As your career progresses the amount of travel you do will depend on your particular role. We will always aim to give you as much notice as possible when we require you to travel.
Do all graduates spend the first part of their career driving a van?
All graduates who are taken on for our Field Marketing Executive roles are required to spend approximately the first 12-18 months learning our business by undertaking this role which requires you to visit customers, clients and sites in one of our branded vans. We think this is the best way for you to develop the core skills you’ll need to progress your career. Obviously there are other aspects to the job as well such as attending events. Occasionally we do use our assessment centres to help us source talent for other positions as well, but you should be prepared to start your career with TTI in the Field Marketing Executive role.
What type of company vehicle will I be given?
This varies depending on which company you are based in but could be something like a Ford Transit or Ranger.
What training will I receive on the Graduate Leadership Programme?
Soon after joining the Graduate Leadership Programme you will attend one of our training centres where you will be given an in-depth knowledge of our products, so whatever level of prior awareness you have, you will soon start to become an expert with our power tools. Throughout the programme there are then specific training days to improve the skills you will need in your role such as sales skills and presentation skills. There will also be other opportunities depending on which department or job role you progress into.