LAUNCH Sales & Marketing Graduate Programme 2021
We’ve been storing the world’s data for more than 50 years. Once, it was the most important thing we could do for data. Now we’re helping the world capture, preserve, access and transform data in a way only we can.
The most game-changing companies, consumers, professionals, and governments come to us for the technologies and solutions they need to capture, preserve, access, and transform their data.
But we can’t do it alone. Today’s exceptional data challenges require your exceptional skills. It’s You & Us. Together, we’re the next big thing in data.
Western Digital® data-centric solutions are found under the G-Technology™, HGST, SanDisk®, Tegile™, Upthere™, and WD® brands.
We create environments for you to thrive. Western Digital offers an expansive portfolio of technologies, storage devices, systems and solutions for business and consumers alike. We are the world’s largest data storage corporation with over 60,000 employees and revenues in excess of $16 billion per year.
The growing diversity of data creates exponential new possibilities – for the world, our company and you. You’ll be part of a team driving the innovations necessary to outpace new demands and challenges everywhere data lives, from sensors to mobile devices to the cloud. We’ve only started to scratch the surface of what data can do. You can help unlock its full potential.
At Western Digital, we have a strong commitment to growing our company in a sustainable way. This includes preserving and protecting the environment, valuing and challenging our employees and working to improve the communities in which we operate.
We also thrive on the power and potential of diversity. As a global company, we believe that the most effective way to embrace the diversity of our customers and communities is to mirror it from within. We believe that the fusion of various perspectives results in the best outcomes for our employees, our company, our customers, and the world around us. We are committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect and contribution.
We are seeking highly motivated students to be a part of our LAUNCH Sales & Marketing Rotation Program. These full-time paid roles are designed to jump start your career, offering on-the-job supplemental training and a robust mentorship program. You get to work alongside the brightest minds in the industry to drive the innovation necessary to outpace new demands and challenges created by data.
Both the sales and marketing programs are 8-month rotations through different teams within either the sales or marketing functions. These roles will be located at Leatherhead, Surrey, UK. After the rotation is over, you will graduate out into an agreed assigned role. Western Digital has multiple offices and locations across Europe, Middle East and Africa. There may well be opportunities to move to one of these other work locations after your rotation has finished.
Rotations will be offered in the following areas, after 1 month of general orientation to learn about the company and its sales/marketing organizations:
- Digital Marketing
- Channel Marketing
- Social Media
- Inside sales
- Channel sales
- Consumer sales (retail)
- Enterprise sales
- Embedded / Industrial sales
- Business marketing (pricing)
What is the LAUNCH Program? The LAUNCH Program is supplemental to your full-time role. You will be automatically enrolled in the LAUNCH Program during the first twelve months. In this program, you will take a deeper dive into professional life at Western Digital by getting exposure to different parts of the organization, in addition to the experience you gain from your day-to-day responsibilities. Supplemental LAUNCH Program elements include:
- On the job training and mentorship with industry professionals
- Supplemental professional development trainings
- Executive exposure
- Networking events with other Western Digital employees
- Competitive compensation and benefits package
- Current student, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Marketing, Sales, Social Sciences, or related field and graduating between December 2020 and June 2021
- Minimum of 2:1 Hons. D
Because Western Digital thrives on the power of diversity and is committed to an inclusive environment where every individual can thrive through a sense of belonging, respect, and contribution, we are committed to giving every qualified applicant and employee an equal opportunity. Western Digital does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on their protected class status and complies with all federal and state laws against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, as well as the laws and regulations set forth in the 'Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law' poster.