PR Student Placement South Shields 2024

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DEADLINE 1st April 2024
South Shields

J. Barbour & Sons Ltd founded in 1894 is a British lifestyle brand, home to the iconic wax jacket we design, manufacture and market stylish functional clothing and footwear for men, women and children inspired by the unique values of the British countryside. We are the proud holder of Royal warrants, and remain true to our core values as a fifth-generation family business. Barbour is sold in over 40 countries worldwide, including Europe, the US and Japan but we have our headquarters and roots firmly located in the North East of England.

Position Overview

At Barbour, we are looking for two undergraduate students to join our PR team at the South Shields Head Office. Throughout the 12-month period, the successful student will play a key part in providing support to the PR and extended Global Marketing team by assisting with specific projects.

PR Student Placement:

  • Assist PR team on all aspects of press events including invitations, booking venue, menus, photographers as required.
  • Attend press events as required.
  • Responsible for producing itineraries for UK/ overseas journalists visits and booking hotel, restaurants, taxis and liaising with factory and design re requirements for visit.
  • Sending out image requests and press releases to media as instructed.
  • Compilation of PR reports to send to business as required.
  • Collate collection imagery for press by filing photography, relabelling with product name and price and generating a press-access link.
  • Ensure images of celebrities wearing Barbour/Barbour International/Beacon product is captured and filed and used as required for internal reports.
  • Contribute and write articles for Material Matters (internal publication)
  • With PR team attend London showrooms to assist with selections for next seasons press days and subsequently order products for agency.
  • Dispatch and return of PR samples and showroom garments.
  • Deal with enquiries via email and phone from a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Responsibility for PR cages in Barbour House and ensuring products are kept in an orderly fashion for easy selection and changed over to current and next season.
  • Co-ordinate products for press days/events/fashion shows as requested.
  • Ensure press files and magazines are up to date on a weekly basis.
  • Send out regret correspondence to requests for sponsorship/charity in a timely fashion.
  • Pulling together presentations and general admin assistance for Global Marketing Director.
  • Assisting with compilation of range directories/look books as required.
  • Stationery orders for the marketing department.
  • Compile attendance report for marketing on a weekly basis for Global Marketing Director.

Skills and Experience

  • Confident individual
  • Able to work by self along with good team working skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Pleasant and efficient telephone manner.
  • Strong organisational and time management ability.
  • Tenacious individual with desire to go extra mile and demonstrate commitment to the role.
  • Genuine interest in PR and marketing and demonstrates a willingness to learn more.
  • Attention to detail and interested in avoiding making errors.
  • Comfortable working within a pressurised environment to achieve key deadlines.
  • Working on own initiative without the requirement for close supervision.
  • Able to establish relationships with people at all levels.
  • Uses time effectively - works on high priority actions first.
  • Competent on Microsoft office packages, particularly Word and PowerPoint and understanding of social media.

Additional Information:

  • To apply for this placement, you must be currently studying an Undergraduate Sandwich Degree Course and able to undertake 12 months in industry as part of your course.


  • Staff discount
  • Staff shop
  • Free onsite parking
  • Subsidised canteen
  • 25 days holiday as standard (prorata’d to holiday year) plus bank holidays
  • Wellbeing support
  • Operate hybrid & flexible working
  • 4pm finish on a Friday
DEADLINE 1st April 2024