Jade Dudley, United Kingdom Sales and marketing “I would definitely recommend the graduate program to others. It’s a fantastic opportunity to really make a difference and provides opportunities to progress within the business.” Jade’s journey has seen her secure a permanent position with ASSA ABLOY Group brand Yale UK, currently as a national account manager with responsibility for one of its largest accounts. Jade first undertook a one-year industrial placement that matched her undergraduate course in Business Studies. “ASSA ABLOY was very appealing as the course was split into two semesters, six months in marketing and sales respectively,” she says. “It focused on creating promotional collateral and driving incremental business activity for trade.” Joining the business on a post-graduate program allowed her to further develop in a sales capacity and experience an international assignment. “I was seconded to the South African business for three months as a business development manager tasked to identify and implement business in new channels,” Jade says. On returning to the UK Jade secured employment with Yale UK as a national account executive which led to her progressing to her current role. Could the graduate program be for you? Find out more about it here.