Graduate Executive (Progression Role - 22k + 2.5k - Belfast)

Job Description

VANRATH are delighted to be assisting a leading Tech focused - rapidly growing - company with the recruitment of degree educated Graduates who would like to move into a company that they can progress their career within.

The role available is an Operations Associate - There are key areas that an individual can move into whether it be Customer Success, Collections, Logistics, Business Management. Fantastic company to work in, one of the best company cultures in NI and opportunities for progression.

The role is based in Belfast City Centre - Monday - Friday (Permanent) - After probation period of 3 months is passed then Hybrid working is offered.


£21,000 - £22,000 + £2,500 share options + Performance review 2 times a year (likely to get salary increase/promotion) + other Additional Benefits (Top Company). Some of the best benefits on the market (full benefits package available upon request)

The Ideal Person

  • Having a degree is an essential criteria - The degree can be in any area of study
  • Someone who wants to progress their career - an individual who wants to make a strategic move for their career
  • Passionate individual and a strong communicator
  • Individual with initiative
  • Experience with any of SQL, Looker, Lean or FCA is beneficial but not essential


The Operations Associate role overs the successful candidate the choice of four areas to work within - the area that is best suited to yourself will become much clearer throughout the interview process. Making this an extremely valuable process.

  • Once established within the function chosen, the successful candidate will continue to grow their skill-base. You will be key in developing, improving and implementing key operational processes. You will also work with internal and external stakeholders to uncover challenges and work together on solutions. In the longer term your role may grow to increase role responsibilities and ownership.

Full Job spec avaialble upon request

For further information on this opportunity, or any other jobs in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Jack Groves on 02890330250 or in the strictest confidence.

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