Marketing Assistant Placement at 3M

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Placement Year (10 Months+)
Application Deadline
29th February 2020
East Midlands South East
Bracknell, Berkshire and Loughborough.
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Marketing Assistant Placement

Overall Mission

Managing 3M's global strategic brand is a key piece within the marketing function. Identifying customer needs, developing new products, setting pricing strategies and working with channel partners to ensure profitable growth are all things that sit within the marketing function at 3M.

Person Profile

  • Innovative and creative
  • Flexible to changing circumstances and environment
  • Team player
  • Self-motivated

Job Responsibilities

Depending on which business you are working in, you may be involved in:

  • Category Management
  • Brand Management
  • CRM
  • Results reporting
  • Input to Sales & Operating forecasting
  • New product introductions
  • Business analysis
  • Liaison where appropriate with Corporate / Legal teams
  • Market Research and planning
  • Online Marketing
  • Website Development
  • Managing and optimising e-plans
  • Social Media
  • Channel marketing
  • Product management and marketing

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Good organisation skills - ability to take ownership of projects and drive results
  • Good problem solving skills
  • IT literate (proficient in Microsoft Office applications)

Training and Development

Each successful candidate will join one of our businesses and initially undergo a period of intense training in their role They will deal with real business clients from day one as this is the best way to quickly build a robust knowledge base. We operate in a highly collaborative environment so placement students can rely on plenty of support from colleagues to help them get started and this will continue throughout their time at 3M.


  • Right to live and work in the UK
  • Predicted a minimum 2:1 degree in a Business-related degree
  • 120 UCAS points at A-Level or equivalent qualification
  • Valid UK driving licence preferred, but not essential

Working at 3M

Unleash your potential.

Our success depends on the energy of our employees and the high quality of their leadership. Most of all it depends on their continuous improvement.

Move forward.

From sales to manufacturing to marketing to engineering, if you're committed to expanding your knowledge and gaining leading-edge skills, this is the place to do it. Professional development at 3M includes excellent training, continuing educational support, mentorship from smart, experienced people and more.

Move up - or move in new directions.

You'll find a strong promote-from-within culture here; it's an important aspect of our emphasis on learning and professional growth. You may also move between business units or even, potentially, to different locations around the world. That's one of the many advantages of our diverse business model and global reach.

Key Benefits Include:

  • 25 days paid annual holiday, plus Bank Holidays
  • Contributory SMART Stakeholder Pension Scheme with up to 10% employer contribution
  • Life Assurance Scheme 4 x salary
  • General Employee Stock Purchase Plan providing the opportunity to purchase 3M stock at discounted rates
  • Discount on 3M products
  • Employee discount scheme providing preferential rates across major UK retailers and service providers
  • Reduced subscriptions on various insurance schemes
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Employment Statement

At 3M, diversity & inclusion are essential to innovation. We seek and value differences in people!

As an equal opportunity employer, 3M will not discriminate against any applicant.

About 3M

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $33 billion in sales, our 93,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.

We love applying our science to creating products that, in big ways and small, make things better in some way. Helping people to be safe. Making them more productive. Protecting their health. Safeguarding the environment. And we have an insatiable appetite for meeting the world’s ever-changing challenges.

3M employs 2,750 people in the UK across 17 locations, including nine manufacturing sites. Products manufactured here include coated abrasives, personal safety equipment, adhesive tapes, industrial microbiology products and drug delivery systems.

How to apply

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