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Business Development Graduate Intern

Reference: FEB20213028
Expiry date: 16:20, 10 March 2021
Location: Home Based
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Competitive
Duration:6 Months Fixed Term Contract

For you, this is an exciting opportunity that will help you gain valuable experience and develop skills in the evaluation and assessment of strategic growth opportunities for the James Fisher Group, whilst being supported and mentored by our Business Development team. For us, this role will predominantly support the evaluation, assessment, and decision-making process of growth opportunities in sectors of interest


Market research and analysis

  • Conduct detailed secondary market research utilizing a variety of external published information and database to gain insight into specific markets and companies
  • Conduct primary market research thought interviews with trade associations, supply chain stakeholders, leading companies to validate and enhance quantitative and qualitative findings and information obtained via secondary research
  • Analyze, validate and synthetize findings from both primary and secondary research, creating reports, models, and presentations
  • Analysis may include, for example, macro and sector-specific trends, market size and market growth, market segmentation, value chain analysis, assessment of competitive landscape and specific companies

Pursue an attitude of learning and development 

  • Develop internal and external relationships in performance of role
  • Cultivate interpersonal skills
  • Develop analytical, modelling, and presentation skills
  • Foster time management skills

Teamwork work

  • Proactively work with other team members across the organization
  • Prioritize activities for the best interest of the team when working on joint projects
  • Handle any requests and deliver quality solutions if able, or escalate the request to a more senior team member when required

  • Demonstrate our 4 key valued behaviours: Pioneering spirit, integrity, energy and resilience
  • A genuine interest in market analysis and project management
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
  • Proactive approach to work and people
  • Problem solver


This intern opportunity would suit someone with a Degree in Science, Maths, Economics or similar and someone who sees themselves as an Analyst in the future. It is an opportunity for a recent graduate that has had their employment affected by COVID19. 

James Fisher & Sons are committed to taking positive action on diversity and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and as a Disability Confident employer we are committed to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.