Marketing Communications Placement at National Instruments

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
26th February 2018
Europe South East
Newbury, Netherlands
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
Role May Involve
Internet/e-Commerce/New Media Marketing Public Relations

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“Whatever happens in the rest of my degree the placement year always will be the highlight. Working in a team alongside experienced engineers is a feeling that not only makes me proud but makes me more excited about the future of the industry. The technical skills gained will be useful for as long as I am in the industry and the people skills acquired throughout the year in something that can rarely be taught.…” - Read full review

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About National Instruments

For 40 years, National Instruments (NI) has worked with engineers and scientists to measure and control the world around us. Through these pursuits, NI customers have brought hundreds of thousands of products to market, overcome innumerable technological roadblocks, and engineered a better life for us all. If you can turn it on, connect it, drive it, or launch it, chances are NI technology helped make it happen.

Marketing Communications Placement

The marketing communications team manage and execute plans across EMEIA to deliver outbound campaigns to our key engineering audiences. Would you like the opportunity to have a flexible and fun internship with an international company that helps engineers and scientists solve the world’s largest engineering challenges.  

In 2018 NI is offering 4 marketing internships focused on Events (Northern Europe), Advertising & PR, Social Media, and Digital Marketing (EMEIA). The focus of these media teams is to implement promotional activities that can drive customer awareness and generate demand, supporting NI’s revenue growth.
If you have a keen interest in gaining marketing experience in a B2B technical environment and you have the curiosity to learn, then this is your opportunity!

Role Description

NI is looking for enthusiastic and talented candidates with a good understanding of marketing who are looking at joining us for their placement year, whilst studying at University. You will need to be a self-starter who takes the initiative and can quickly learn about NI, its products and marketing activities. A placement at NI will enable you to gain valuable exposure to a range of marketing communications disciplines.

Specific Duties

These duties represent a mix of responsibilities across the 4 roles:

  • Organizing event logistics utilizing various systems in conjunction with external suppliers
  • Creating digital email campaigns for product, services and event promotion
  • Content creation - developing social media posting
  • Writing and editing engaging marketing copy for news releases and other promotional channels
  • Reporting and analysis: events success, social media performance, Digital Activities and Advertising and PR Coverage
  • Assisting teams with a variety of other marketing activities and projects media-specific as directed and when needed

Person specification:

  • Working towards a degree in Marketing, Business or a related field
  • Fluency in English language is essential
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Confident working with international teams in a matrix structure
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Basic HTML Knowledge (Desirable for Digital role).
  • Ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines
  • Analytical and problem solving skills with strong attention to detail
  • A team player who is willing to be flexible and adapt to new situations
  • An interest in technology/technical products
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Rapid learner with a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Energy, enthusiasm and initiative
  • This role would not suit an experienced hire or a graduate.


  • 3 Roles based in Newbury, UK
  • 1 Role based in Woerden, Netherlands (preferably)

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