Marketing Placement at Volkswagen Financial Services

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
27th December 2019
South East
Milton Keynes
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
£17,500 + Car scheme & discretionary bonus
Role May Involve

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Volkswagen Financial Services is a Top Employer
“Really enjoyed my year. The work was demanding and interesting within a very friendly department. I wasn't treated like an intern - my opinion was valued.…” - Read full review

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Marketing Placement

The VWFS Marketing team works with some of the most recognisable automotive brands in the UK - Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Porsche, Bentley and Lamborghini to produce creative materials showing customers how they can obtain the car of their dreams. In addition to this, they will also be supporting VWFS own brands such as Rent-a-Car.

Partnering closely with internal stakeholders, the Marketing team works across all mediums from traditional media including TV & Radio through to more specialist Digital channels. Never quiet and always challenging, the department isn’t for the faint hearted but if you want to pursue a career in marketing it is a rewarding and exciting role to undertake during your placement year.

About the role

Supporting the Marketing teams within VWFS, our Marketing Undergraduate will deliver both internal and customer facing communications, stock manage our merchandise alongside playing a crucial role in reviewing and providing feedback on brand adverts.

  • Advert Approvals – Manage the stakeholder review process and provide feedback on all brand financial advertisements to ensure they comply with regulation
  • Project Delivery – Take clear and concise briefs for marketing jobs. Project manage these through content creation, proof reading and stakeholder approval alongside agency and supplier management ensuring tasks are delivered on time and to budget
  • Communications – prepare retailer facing communications, managing approval and publication
  • Brand Support – Support the Marketing Managers in the delivery of their brand materials through being the Corporate Identity Guardian and attending regular meetings with the brand
  • Stock Management – Proactively review stock reports for point of sale and merchandise. Assisting the team with reprints and artwork amends to ensure stock is always available
  • General support - Work closely with the Marketing teams including answering telephones, admin requests and other administrative tasks

About you

  • Studying towards a Marketing related degree with some marketing work experience preferred
  • Strong literacy is a must
  • Customer oriented approach with a passion for pursuing a career in Marketing
  • Creative and proactive approach to problem solving
  • Confident verbal communicator and self-motivated
  • Inquisitive, Enthusiastic and a driven personality.
  • PC literate, especially in Excel, PowerPoint and Word with Adobe Photoshop knowledge an advantage

What you’ll get:

(apart from a wealth of experience for the future…)

  • Earn whilst you learn and receive a competitive salary of £17,500 per annum plus discretionary bonus and access to company pension scheme
  • A fun and sociable workplace to start your career
  • Participate in Lifeskills workshops, designed specifically for our Undergraduates
  • Access to a discounted loan car scheme which means driving 2 brand new vehicles during your placement (a great way to make your mates jealous when you visit them at Uni)
  • Chance to make a difference in the local community with various volunteering opportunities
  • Onsite wellbeing centre – think lunchtime massages, onsite HIIT classes and health check-ups

About Volkswagen Financial Services

Here at VWFS, we provide finance and insurance services to customers across the entire Volkswagen Group in the United Kingdom. The Group includes some of the world’s most iconic automotive brands, like: Audi, SEAT, Skoda, Volkswagen, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, Bugatti, Ducati, Scania and MAN.

Please be aware that we are only accepting one application per candidate so do take the time to make sure that this is the opportunity you feel passionate about applying for.

How to apply

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