Graduate Trainee Programme 2019 - London
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We are pleased to announce the launch of the Sotheby’s Graduate Training Programme for 2019. The Training Programme offers exceptional graduating students the opportunity to participate in a unique 18 month programme in our London office.

This programme will develop talented individuals for careers in the business aspects of our organisation and is looking for a range of candidates, with a particular interest in candidates who speak fluent Mandarin.

The programme will include rotations into specialist and business teams to gain exceptional access and experience of Sotheby’s and the auction world.

You will be given the chance to work alongside world leading experts in their field. You will be given hands on practical experience in the complete auction process as well as utilising and building on your commercial business skills.

  • Candidates will be forward thinking, client service focussed, with good language skills & have an interest in some or all of the following;
  • Client Development
  • Business Management
  • Auction Operations
  • Online & Digital Auctions
  • Business Analysis
  • Marketing
  • Sotheby’s has a venerable history, and today we are a dynamic organization committed to evolving with the changing landscape.

    Our staff are passionate about their work in the fast paced, challenging, dynamic, and exciting global marketplace for great works of art.

    Our Trainee Programme has become highly regarded and competitive and is the programme that builds not just a career, but a future at Sotheby’s.


    Applicants should be able to demonstrate :

  • A strong academic record
  • Leadership and teamwork experience
  • Curiosity and passion for learning
  • A high emotional IQ
  • Strong communication skills
  • Qualifications

    Please complete and submit the application form in full alongside a CV via our careers portal at :

    by Sunday, 20th January 2019. Selected applicants will be invited to interview in February 2019 and finalists will attend an assessment day at our New Bond Street Office in London in March / April 2019

    Documents that need to be included :

  • The Application form
  • A copy of your CV
  • A copy of your personal details page of your passport and if applicable, a copy of the page on which your UK immigration endorsement is placed.
  • Sotheby’s multi-cultural business is our heritage, our key to success now, and in the future. We want our workforce to reflect the diverse voices of both our clients and the world around us, and have a shared commitment to an inclusive and innovative workplace.

    All this means we welcome applications from all candidates. Our doors (like our exhibitions) are open.

    When asked to interview if you require any additional support to attend please do get in touch.

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