Sandhills East produces trade publications Machinery Trader, TractorHouse and Truck Paper which serve as platforms for connecting buyers and sellers of heavy machinery in the agricultural, construction and trucking industries. We offer graduate, placement and intern opportunities in both our Sales and Marketing teams.

We spoke to Sandhills East at our Graduate Job and Placement Fair to ask what skills and experience they look for in a graduate and what students can do now to prepare them for the graduate market. Here’s what they said:

“We look for graduates with a mixture of different skills to work for Sandhills East. It is desirable that students can speak other European languages as we have offices in Manchester, United Kingdom; Senningerberg, Luxembourg; and Madrid, Spain. It’s important that you can demonstrate that you match the skills on the job description and that your CV is tailored to the role.”

“Whilst you are at university, it would be beneficial to get any work experience you can, even if it’s not in the industry that you want to work in. This will help you to interact with customers and develop transferrable skills. It will also help you in interviews if you have experiences to draw from.”

How can your Careers and Employability Service help you to prepare?