Meet OUR SOME OF OUR CURRENT TEAM ...
Name: Andrew Dobinson
Degree: BA (Honours) Business Management and Entrepreneurship
University: Nottingham Trent University
Role: Trade Marketing Manager EMEA
Joined: September 2016
Location: UK - EHQ
After graduating in June 2016 from Nottingham Trent University with a degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship, I quickly found that I was in the same boat as many other graduates, trying to find the best graduate position after graduation. After doing a lot of research, I came across the TTI European Graduate Leadership Programme and saw the emphasis TTI put on their graduates, offering endless opportunities and early responsibility in a fast paced environment. I knew this was an organisation I definitely wanted to be a part of.
I joined the programme back in September 2016 as a Marketing Assistant for Milwaukee, working in the EMEA Brand Team. From day one I was given real responsibility, especially since on my second day I was asked to fly out to the Lausitzring to assist the Milwaukee team in Germany for the World Superbikes. As part of my role I am involved in a lot of aspects of marketing, such as photo and video shoots for products launches, catalogue creation and merchandising, as well as travelling across Europe to help with exhibitions and conferences.
TTI also has a huge emphasis on your personal development and a strong team ethic. I have the opportunity to be involved in a number of projects with various colleagues across the business, and if there is something you want to be a part of, they will support you every step of the way. TTI invest a lot in their graduates from various product, sales, presentation and negotiation skills trainings, to seeking opportunities for you to develop your skills and experiences to help you progress.
The best thing about my job is that no day is the same and I can’t wait to see what the future may bring!
Henrik Lynggaard Nielsen
Name: Henrik Lynggaard Nielsen
Degree: Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
University: Aarhus BSS/Aarhus University, Denmark
Role: Trade Product Manager, Milwaukee
Joined: October 2014
Location: Denmark, Nordic Division
After I graduated my Diploma in Business Administration, I was looking for a company who could challenge my status quo, and give me the opportunity to start a career with international perspectives. Furthermore, the Graduate Program was appealing since I am motivated by a challenging workday with diverse assignments that allows me to practice and further develop my strong organizational and sales skills within strategy, communication and my ability to build relationships with customers and colleagues.
I did not have any experience from the powertools business or understanding for powertools in general before I joined the graduate program and it has never been an issue and my learning curve has been steep from the beginning.
I was challenged from the very first day I joined TTI, in both training sessions in Germany and England and our yearly conference where I was doing product presentation for over 2500 customers and end-users.
I also quickly got a lot of responsibility, for example having my own accounts where I am in charge of both sales activities and product training.
In my daily work I work with both trade dealers and consulting the trader’s sales staff on the jobsite in the perspective to find the best solutions to the end-users when it comes to cordless powertools.
The graduate program has really fulfilled my ambition of finding a company that are able to put me in situations where I constantly develop myself both professionally and personally.
TTI is also a company where it’s only your own ambitions that create the limit of your future career.
Name: Scott McGuire
Degree: International Business with Business Law
University: Glasgow Caledonian University/ Ryerson University Toronto
Role: National Account Executive
Joined: February 2016
I started at TTI after being recruited as part of the European Graduate Leadership programme. Upon starting, I was given in-depth product training in London and Germany as well as hands on tool training at our outstanding training centre.
No two days are ever the same working at TTI. My current role provides me with a diverse range of opportunities from presenting key national promotions in front of some of the UK’s most recognisable wholesalers to working with our internal marketing team, to assisting in organising Milwaukee’s presence at the World Superbikes and other events.
I have developed a key set of transferrable skills that I don’t believe I would have had exposure to outside of TTI; presentation skills, commercial awareness and the opportunity to travel have been some of the most rewarding.
Not every day is easy – however, every day is rewarding. I look forward to working with you in the future and apply now!
Name: Brandon Farrow
Degree: BA (Honors) Marketing and Management
University: Newcastle University
Role: Field Marketing Executive
Joined: January 2015
I graduated from Newcastle University in 2013 with a degree in Business Management and Marketing and completed my P.G.C.E the following year. Another year went by figuring out that primary school teaching was not for me, and I found the change that I was looking for with the TTI Graduate Programme!
I am now working with the consumer power tool brand Ryobi, as a Field Marketing Executive in the UK. TTI has invested in my development a great deal; so far I have received numerous product training days, a set of sales skills training courses and presentation skills training. Ryobi is a great brand that I am committed to and feel passionate about when talking to customers. The highlight of my time with TTI so far was working as a key presenter at the 2015 Ryobi conference in Paris. I was trusted to deliver thirty two presentations to hundreds of members of the press and key accounts, within three months of joining the company!
If you are ambitious, have a passion for travelling and are looking to use your own initiative, then I would definitely encourage you to join TTI.
Name: Henry Heaton
Degree: BA (Honors) Business Management
University: Manchester University
Role: National Account Manager
Joined: October 2014
Location: UK - EHQ
In October 2014 I joined the TTI Graduate Leadership Programme and have since been working with the industry leading industrial powertool brand Milwaukee. My first year with Milwaukee put a real emphasis on my development within the industry working as Field Marketing Executive. It took me all over the UK in a wide variety of capacities whether that was representing the brand and presenting at large tool events, managing my own area of accounts or working at our commercial sponsorship events such as the British Superbikes. After 18 months I progressed within the company to the Field Marketing Executive Supervisor where I had a leadership role within the FME team, and am now a National Account Manager which is great.
I am proud to work with a likeminded and determined team and am looking forward to the new opportunities at TTI that are around the corner.
Name: Megan Griffin
Degree: BSc Consumer Behaviour and Marketing
University: University of Reading
Role: Digital Marketing Assistant
Joined: June 2018
Location: UK - EHQ
After graduating, I was looking for a position where I could work within Digital Marketing while also using my language skills, and TTI offered the perfect opportunity for that. Being such a global company, I’ve had the chance to work with people from all around Europe in my day-to-day job and at events and conferences. Within my first month I flew out to Germany to help at an event, and it gave me such a good insight into the company, products, and customers.
I was given a lot of responsibility from the start, getting involved with all aspects of digital marketing such as website maintenance & campaign creation, web analytics, emails, and social media. One thing that I love about TTi is how much they invest in their graduates in terms of training. I’ve had product training, sales, presentation, and negotiation training, and training relevant to my role such as branding and social media marketing.
If you're looking for a company that will help you grow both professionally and personally, apply to the TTi graduate programme!