Communications Placement - 12 Months – July 2022

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Deadline: 14th January 2022
Salary: £18,000
Length: Placement Year (10 Months+)
Roles: Leisure and Hospitality, Transportation, Travel and Tourism
Location: Greater London
City: Watford

Communications Placement - 12 Months – July 2022

Start Date: July 2022
Duration: 12 Months.
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire.

We are looking to hire an enthusiastic Intern to join our Corporate Communications team on a 12 month placement. This placement is ideally suited to a student currently undertaking an undergraduate degree or a student who is graduating this year, with a passion for internal and external communications.

Why Work for Hilton?

Hilton is one of the largest and fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, with more than 6,660+ properties in 118 countries and territories. In the 100+ years since our founding, we have defined the hospitality industry and established a portfolio of 18 world-class brands, including our flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, which is the most recognised hotel brand in the world.

We are consistently endorsed by our employees as a Great Place to Work in all of the countries in which we operate, and for the last five years we have been voted by UK students as the most popular Graduate Recruiter in the Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism sector (TargetJobs Awards 2021)

Hilton Work Perks

In addition to a competitive salary you will also receive a range of excellent benefits - probably the best of which is our Go Hilton Team Member Travel Program. This provides you with access to heavily reduced hotel room rates for you, your family & friends. Perfect for the holiday savvy intern!

In our Watford office you will also benefit from a subsidized canteen, free in- house gym and a games room. You will be part of a cohort of approximately 20 Interns who are spread across various departments, and will be involved in our unique intern programme. This includes monthly meetings and assignments which are designed to support your development.

A bit about the job

As an Intern, you will be an integral part of the team and will play an active role in supporting all communications activities across EMEA. You will spend six months supporting our Team Member and Executive Communications, and a further six months supporting our PR and external facing media work. Some of the more specific responsibilities you will be taking on are detailed as follows;

  • Coordinating internal and external campaigns, including press announcements covering topics such as new hotel signings and openings, corporate responsibility initiatives, Great Place to Work rankings, and creative campaigns to mark specific company milestones and announcements
  • Drafting internal and external content, including executive memos and intranet articles, spokesperson briefs, Q&As and press releases
  • Supporting with corporate and consumer press office enquiries to tell our story to media and protect our reputation, co-ordinating teams to ensure timely responses to media requests
  • Creating and distributing activity reports across consumer and corporate teams to demonstrate campaign performance
  • Updating and managing communications calendars
  • Supporting video content production
  • Providing organisational support to the communications department as required
  • Helping to organise Team Member events at our corporate offices and hotels

What are we looking for?

As with any job, we do have certain criteria that you will need to meet in order to be considered for this amazing opportunity. These are detailed as follows;

  • Must be in your second or final year of undergraduate study at the point of application
  • Must be able to start in July 2022, and available for the full 12 months.
  • Must be eligible to work in the UK. If you are a non-UK national then you will need to be studying at a UK university in order to be eligible to undertake a placement here.
  • A degree with a focus on communications and PR is helpful but not essential.
  • The ideal candidate will have a keen interest in communication (both internal and external) as well as travel and hospitality.
  • A candidate with good knowledge of MS PowerPoint and Excel, and a pro-active and organised approach is highly sought after for this role.
  • A positive, can-do attitude
  • Exceptional attention to detail is a must for this role

What next?

If you would like to be considered for this internship please ensure that you submit your application (in English) on or before 14th January 2022. Please bear with us whilst we process your application as we receive a lot of interest and we want to ensure that each applicant is given the consideration he/she deserves.

You’ll be contacted via email by our Graduate Recruitment Team who will inform you of the outcome and (if applicable) next steps. If your application is taken forward, you will be asked to complete a series of online assessments and a video interview.

Beyond the Internship

Whilst we are not always able to guarantee an offer of employment at the end of your studies, we like to keep in touch with our intern community and many have successfully re-joined Hilton upon completion of their degree. To give you a few examples, we currently have former interns working for us in Finance, Marketing, Sales, HR, Procurement… The list goes on!

About Hilton

Hilton is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 6,600 properties with more than 1 million rooms, in 118 countries and territories.

Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history, earned a top spot on the 2021 World’s Best Workplaces list. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, more than 106 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room.

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