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Motorcycle Marketing & Events Assistant Placement (BMW Motorrad) Farnborough July 2024

DEADLINE 30th January 2024

We believe in creating an environment where you, our placement student, can learn and develop during your time with us and where you are given your own areas of responsibility from the start. Our experts and mentors will treat you as part of the team from day one, encouraging you to bring your own ideas to the table and giving you the opportunity to show what you can really do.

Our Summit ONE in Farnborough is home to the National Sales Company for the BMW Group in the UK, as well as BMW Group Financial Services which offers retailers, corporate, and private customers a range of customised financial services. Alphabet (GB) Ltd. as a leading provider of Business Mobility Services is also located in Farnborough. We decided in November 2020 to bring together BMW Financial Services and Alphabet to stay relevant to our customers and continue to succeed in a rapidly changing business environment.

Within our self-contained campus, we offer a modern way of working with an empowering office culture, some aspects of which include:

  • Our work persona shift – being yourself is effortless and so increases efficiency. For this reason, we allow our employees to express themselves through the way they dress.
  • Flexible working hours - working flexibly improves mental perspective and increases sustained productivity. This means our leaders maintain balance, not burnout, through focusing on output, not attendance.
  • The opportunity to get involved with our continued support of our house charity with a variety of fundraising events throughout the year.
  • Throughout our offices, there are open creative spaces which hold facilities such as table-tennis tables to encourage innovation and employee engagement.

Motorcycle Marketing and Events Assistant

We are looking for a confident and eager to learn individual to join our Motorrad Marketing team, responsible for all aspects of marketing for BMW Motorrad. This includes Digital Marketing and Retailer Marketing, Events, Racing, and Product/Brand perception in the UK market, activities you will be heavily involved in during your time with us.

What will you be doing?

As our Marketing and Events Assistant, you will assist the Marketing team:

  • Promoting BMW Motorrad products and services.
  • Overseeing the BMW Motorrad social media representation and engagement.
  • Helping manage the National website, liaising with our international headquarters to do so.
  • Helping manage Dealer Network websites.
  • Working with Financial Services to ensure BMW Motorrad has an effective online presence. This will include managing the finance website.
  • Working with agency partners to provide the Dealer Network with marketing assets.
  • Helping to ensure BMW Motorrad has the best possible presence at all major motorcycle shows and events.
  • Attending events and interacting with customers.
  • Constructing agency briefs, aiding in the online and offline content generation process.
  • Managing the online advert creation process.
  • Managing our Marketing budget spend.

Qualifications and experience

  • Studying towards a bachelor's degree and on track to achieve at least a 2:2. A Business or Marketing field of study is preferable but not essential.
  • IT literate, and a confident user of Microsoft Office software such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, coupled with the ability to influence others.
  • An ability to adapt your working approach depending on specific requirements. This will include prioritising activities, working under pressure, multi-tasking, and problem solving.
  • An outgoing and hardworking individual who shows a good level of initiative alongside a willingness to learn.
  • An ability to work at both a detailed and high level. This includes a high level of competency in spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
  • A full UK driver's licence is essential.

Why choose us?

  • Great Pay - A competitive annual salary of £21,600, 27 days holiday (pro rata to your contract), and an attractive pension scheme.
  • Rewarding Work-Life Balance - Contracted working hours are 37.5 hours, helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance.
  • Exciting Additional Benefits - You will have the opportunity to enjoy other employee benefits including access to our Advantages scheme, giving you access to a range of offers and discounts, and a subsidised on-site restaurant.

What are we responsible for?

  • Supporting you in your training and ensuring you settle into your role and feel welcomed.
  • Working sustainably and ethically.
  • Providing you with the opportunity to bring your own ideas and develop yourself.
  • Ensuring you are happy with your work-life balance and feel as though your contribution to the business is being valued.
  • Encouraging you to develop your soft skills such as creating working relationships, communicating effectively, delivering presentations, and gaining confidence in your own ability, supporting you in both your return to university and your future career.

What do you need to do now?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you then apply today using the link below.

The next stages of the recruiting process could include; online testing, a one-way video interview, and then a face to face, telephone, or virtual interview with the hiring manager.

Please note

We operate rolling recruitment. This means we may close the application window earlier than identified if sufficient applications are received, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure that you complete all of the free text questions for your application to be progressed. Please also include a role relevant cover letter, explaining why we should consider you for this position.

To be eligible for this position, you must be returning to your studies for a minimum of 6 months after completion of this placement and be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK if you are not a UK passport holder.

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

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DEADLINE 30th January 2024