Graduate Schemes

Graduate Entry Scheme

Ref: 469| Posted: 7th Jun 2022

Job title - Graduate Entry Scheme – Sales & Marketing and Commercial Planning

Location - Surbiton, Surrey (2 minutes from mainline station) Hybrid working module

Salary - £28,000 per year, with regular reviews

Duration – 2 years to perm

Nikon UK’s Imaging division is inviting well-qualified and enthusiastic future leaders to join its graduate entry scheme. Those selected will have the opportunity to work in real jobs in three different departments – Marketing, Sales and Commercial Planning – during their first 2 years with the company. You’ll have responsibility from the outset in operational roles and will gain hands-on experience and a broad array of skills.

This is an amazing opportunity to gain a broad commercial grounding within a blue-chip, international, premium brand. You will gain exposure to different people, functions and projects from the very start. Nikon prides itself on its commitment to developing and coaching all its people throughout their careers.

You will enjoy 27 days holiday, rising to 32 (plus bank holidays), a green travel allowance (£750 per year), a generous pension scheme, private medical & dental insurance, discount on products, a flexible approach to working hours plus much more.

Nikon is a world-leading provider of imaging products and services powered by over 100 years of experience. The brand is globally recognised for setting new standards in design and performance, with Nikon’s revolutionary Z series mirrorless cameras and NIKKOR Z lenses representing a new dimension of optical performance.

As part of the Graduate Entry Scheme you will work within:


with responsibilities including:

  • Media communications
  • PR
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and content
  • Social Media
  • Copy writing
  • Video development
  • Launch events


with responsibilities including:

  • Operational Retailer Support
  • Managing marketing investments in direct sales
  • Support to Account Manager with reporting using analysis tools
  • Operational Direct Sales Support

Commercial Planning

With responsibilities including:

  • Budget planning
  • Business and customer insights
  • Market insights

The successful candidate for this role will:

  • Be a bright articulate graduate with, or predicted to have, a 2:1 degree or above
  • Have minimum 7 GCSEs (grade B or above, including Maths & English)
  • 3 A Levels (grades B or above)
  • Be keen to work across different business functions
  • Have excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Live within acceptable commuting distance from Surbiton
  • Have demonstrable leadership experience – evidence of proactively initiating/leading a group activity

In return, you will enjoy a fantastic working environment with a company that has a dynamic and collaborative culture where people succeed and progress based on ability and merit. With a focus on teamwork, employee engagement and sustainability, there is a strong sense of company identity. A basic salary of £28,000 (with regular reviews) plus £850 per year green travel allowance. The company offers a company pension, private medical & dental care, travel allowance, discount on products and more. 37 hour week, with flexible working hours.