Marketing Placement Programme (12-months) 2017
£17,000 PA + 27 days holiday pro rata + pension + free on-site gym
Global HQ, Malmesbury - South Cotswolds, 45 mins from Bath/Bristol area, United Kingdom
During this 12-month placement you will see marketing strategies develop and campaigns launch. You’ll contribute from day one and gain valuable exposure to the Global Marketing function. And if it works out for both parties, there could be an offer of Graduate employment at the end.
Our Marketing and Creative teams launch our latest machines to the world, bringing our problem-solving technology to life in engaging ways. Thankfully, we don’t need marketing gimmicks or clichés because we have fact and engineering superiority on our side. At our Malmesbury HQ, our in-house agency ensures consistency in brand, advertising, packaging, retail, events and digital across our global markets. As a placement student, you’ll be right in the mix, working with specialists in all areas of creativity and strategy.
Over the course of the year-long placement you’ll be assigned to a ‘category team’ - Personal Care, Environmental Control or Floor Care – making a valuable contribution from day one.
You’ll be responsible for key tasks supporting the wider team, learning about our processes and methodologies and building your knowledge of a complex, Global marketing function. And once you are up and running there will be additional projects to get stuck into - taking ownership for at least one from start to finish, showcasing your knowledge and contribution to the team.
More specifically, you should expect to be involved with some of the following during your time with us:
Collating copy for specific campaigns and new product launches , ensuring correct approval protocols are followed
Analysing large amounts of data from sales and customer insights to pull out key findings to inform future marketing strategy
Acting as a runner on TV and photographic shoots for new campaign collateral
Assisting the Senior Commercial Managers in preparing for Executive team reviews
Obtaining sign off on suite of marketing assets such as brochures, press adverts, digital content
Working in cross functional teams you’ll work with teams from digital, advertising and PR to deliver projects on time and to budget
Working with our global market teams to understand specific local campaign requirements
Ad hoc administrative and coordination activities as required
For the duration of your placement, your impact will be reviewed with regular performance conservations. Opportunities for development can be tailored for the strongest candidates – and if this could be just the start. We very much hope to identify future talent through this programme, and you could go back to you final year with a space on our highly regarded ‘International Commercial Executives’ Programme upon graduation.
You'll be an undergraduate currently seeking a 12-month business placement from September 2017, expecting to graduate in 2019.
Your degree discipline can be in any subject area. Attitude is more important to us. But we'll want to see your understanding of the role of a marketing function; and your motivation to explore a career in this area.
Numeracy and analytical skills are a must; you'll be comfortable undertaking research, compiling findings and writing content. You'll be expected to present ideas and take part in discussions with marketing colleagues so you'll be articulate, quick to build credibility with a professional, have-a-go approach.
You'll need to be able to work equally well in a team as well as on your own initiative. Skilled at building relationships, you’ll be making networks, collaborating as required.
Due to our continued global expansion, the desire to work with a global business is preferred, and languages would be a bonus.
We’ll expect a lot from you. And no day will be the same as the last.