Motorsport Events Placement at Porsche

Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
25th January 2020
South East
Salary Band
£16,000 - £17,999
Role May Involve
Automotive Customer Service Leisure and Hospitality Logistics and Operations

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Motorsport Events Placement

Porsche Retail Group has a strong heritage. Since our inception we have been committed to delivering the highest level of customer service and recognise that our staff are our strongest asset. An exciting opportunity has arisen and we are looking for a talented individual to join the Porsche Centre Motorsport Marketing Department.

Our Intern Training Programme offers outstanding individuals a chance to gain invaluable experience and allows them the perfect start to their career.

This is a position designed for an undergraduate student seeking an industry placement for their 3rd year or a recent University Graduate. This is a year long position commencing August 2020. Please ensure you have read and understood the full list of requirements before applying.

Job Purpose:

    • Responsible for elements of Porsche Carrera Cup GB (PCCGB) Hospitality Programme delivery within the Porsche Motorsport Department, and to work with internal teams to assist in the management and delivery of Motorsport events.
    • Annual Motorsport events include: the Media Day, Testing, Race Weekends, End of Season Awards, Scholarship and Taster Days – plus other wider scope events such as Autosport International and Goodwood Festival of Speed.
    • Admin and planning during office time

Core Specific Responsibilities:

    • To implement and deliver the Porsche Centre Motorsport Hospitality Programme
    • Collate hospitality package in conjunction with PCMS – tickets, info packs, guest lanyards
    • Ensure Porsche Centre Hospitality bookings are Invoiced correctly
    • Arrange payment links for the hospitality packages via internal invoicing structure
    • Co-ordinate hospitality allocation to relevant Porsche Centres around the UK and ensure all guests are assigned a BP number in C@P
    • Deliver the event and host guests at the Circuit
    • Collate ‘Goody Bags’ for all Motorsport events
    • Event interdepartmental liaison
    • Manage all hotel bookings for Porsche Carrera Cup GB staff and create a ‘Rooming List’ for each event.
    • Deliver a ‘Paddock Tour’ to groups of Centre Guests at each event
    • Create and arrange production of timetables for Centre Guests at each event
    • Oversee the allocation, distribution, return and disposal of PCCGB ‘Team Kit’
    • Ensure the Motorsport stock room is well organised and stock levels are recorded
    • Assisting in production of working documents for each event, distribution throughout the team ensuring accuracy and understanding from each party.
    • Key point of contact for clients prior, during and post the events.
    • Liaison with external suppliers with joint event responsibility.
    • Resource planning.
    • Input to PCGB systems, manage all Motorsport finances; raising Invoices, Purchase Orders etc
    • Liaison with PCGB departments.

Core Accountabilities:

    • Regular meetings with Motorsport Manager and Motorsport Event Planner to update on progress with each event, ensuring that all information is captured and relayed to the Motorsport Team where relevant.
    • Travel is required throughout the Motorsport season – March – October. 8 race weekends throughout the UK and Scotland plus other related events Friday through to Sunday

Requirements for the Job and Person Specification:

Due to the nature of the role, candidates must be 21 years old+ on start date and a full clean driving license held for a minimum of 2 years is essential.

Required Qualifications:
Events Management or Motorsport related degree is desirable.

Required IT-skills:
Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Required specialised knowledge:
Customer Service experience, attention to detail and organisation skills are essential.

Required language knowledge:
Highly competent in spoken and written English.

Other requirements:
An interest in Motorsport or Sporting Competition is desirable.

The above list of Core Specific Responsibilities is not exhaustive. The intern is expected to carry out other duties as reasonably assigned from time to time, in line with their ability. The Company reserves the right to vary the role content, within reason, with consultation and agreement, in accordance with business requirements.

Those who pass the first stage will be offered a telephone interview. The final stage of the process will be an assessment centre, after which the successful candidate will be notified.

Please note that subject to the volume of applications received we may bring forward our application deadline and would recommend you make your application to the programme at the earliest possible convenience to ensure you do not miss out.

About Porsche

“In the beginning I looked around and could not find quite the car I dreamed of. So I decided to build it myself.“ -Ferry Porsche

His dream of the perfect sports car has always driven us – throughout our history. And we get closer to achieving it every day. With every concept, every development and every model. Along the way, we follow a plan, an ideal that unites us all. We refer to it simply as the Porsche Principle. The underlying principle is to always get the most out of everything. From day one, we have strived to translate performance into speed – and success – in the most intelligent way possible. It's no longer all about horsepower, but more ideas per horsepower. This principle originates on the race track and is embodied in every single one of our cars. We call it "Intelligent Performance".

At Porsche we have always been ambitious; this has helped to develop our brand and make us one of the premier and recognisable automotive companies in which to develop a career. At Porsche we recognise that our staff are our strongest asset, this is reflected in our intern training programme that offers outstanding individuals the opportunity to gain transferable skills and experience in their chosen field.

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