Communications Associate at SAP

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
31st December 2017
Greater London
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
Role May Involve
Advertising Business Management Marketing Public Relations

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About SAP

SAP is a world leader in business enterprise software; nearly 100,000 companies in every industry across the globe are using SAP software right now to improve their business processes. By helping to manage their flow of information, SAP empowers people and organisations to work together more efficiently and use their business insight to become best run businesses.

Based in Greater London, our placement scheme offers you the opportunity to gain invaluable, career boosting industry experience in an exciting and diverse environment. Through our intern programme you will be given the chance to maximise your skill set as much as possible and work alongside some of the most experienced and knowledgeable professionals in the technology industry, as well as adapting and gaining a vast amount of business responsibility and exposure.

With 30% of your time available for other cross-departmental projects, you will gain invaluable exposure in other business areas.

To maximise your learning further you will be assigned a 1-2-1 buddy who will support you & ensure that you get the very best out of your internship at SAP.

Communications Associate

The Communications team at SAP is responsible for ensuring effective communication both internally and externally. This incorporates employee communications, Public Relations (PR) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In this role you will:

  • Drive and influence a positive perception of SAP UKI with internal and external audiences
  • Reinforce SAP’s corporate and regional strategy
  • Generate positive and relevant press coverage in the media
  • Support the Managing Directors office and Senior Management team with communications, events and social media platforms
  • Responsible for the UKI CSR program, including motivating executives and employees to engage in CSR activities

Strategic Tasks and Responsibilities include:

  • Help create and distribute internal collateral such as company newsletters, business updates, company announcements and CSR programs
  • Support the project management and execution of internal events
  • Manage company meetings such employee all-hands and coffee corners
  • Draft press releases to support the Head of Public Relations
  • Assist the MD and senior leaders with content for social media platforms
  • Support CSR initiatives across SAP

From this you will gain:

  • Improved writing ability for a variety of target audiences owing the creation and delivery of content
  • Improved attention to detail and enhanced organisation skills through planning and co-ordination of newsletters, events, and CSR activities
  • Improved time management by operating to numerous tight deadlines and working in “real time” with senior leadership team members
  • Increased confidence gained by collaboration, team working and stakeholder management
  • Improved networking skills through organising and attending both business and social events for employees

Additional Benefits:

  • 25 days holiday & an additional day off for your birthday
  • Laptop and other SAP equipment
  • Free lunch and a subsidised coffee shop
  • Buddy Mentoring scheme
  • ‘Appreciation’ reward scheme
  • Travel opportunities within the UK and Europe
  • Sporting opportunities e.g. football and netball clubs
  • Volunteering and charity opportunities

Ideal Candidate:

Bright, articulate and motivated students who are currently on course for a 2:1 degree with the following key competencies:

  • Business, accounting ,IT experience / working knowledge would be an advantage but not essential
  • Strong proficiency in MS Office (Especially Excel)
  • Time Management
  • Team player
  • High energy level
  • Effective communicator / good interpersonal skills
  • Inquisitive and not afraid to ask questions
  • Logical
  • Focused and organised
  • Ability to work to deadlines and within budget
  • Creative

How to apply

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All applicants must provide a CV and cover letter.

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