PR & Communications Placement Winnersh 2024

Lock Applications for this job are now closed

This role has been designated as ‘Hybrid’ with an expectation that you will work on average 2-3 days per week from an HPE office.

Who we are

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the global edge-to-cloud company advancing the way people live and work. We help companies connect, protect, analyze, and act on their data and applications wherever they live, from edge to cloud, so they can turn insights into outcomes at the speed required to thrive in today’s complex world.

Our culture thrives on finding new and better ways to accelerate what’s next. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good. If you are looking to stretch and grow your career our culture will embrace you. Open up opportunities with HPE.

Job description

Learning does not only happen through training. Relationships are among the most powerful ways for people to learn and grow, and this is part of our HPE culture. In addition to working alongside talented colleagues, you will have many opportunities to learn through coaching and stretch assignment opportunities.

We are looking for a high calibre candidate to join our international communications team for PR/media relations, communications and analyst relations as a PR and Communications Intern. The 13 month communications placement is based in Winnersh, Reading, Berkshire, UK, and you will be reporting to the Head of Communications for UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa for Hewlett Packard Enterprise based in the UK.

Key tasks will be to drive PR, communications and analyst relations activities including analysis of coverage, production of content and organisation of activities. You will be exposed to a demanding role, which offers a valuable insight into the marketing profession as a whole and specifically all aspects of PR and AR.

Start Date on July 2024.

What you'll do

Regular Tasks for PR support

  • Running and managing regular progress meetings with agency teams around the world
  • Managing the associated budget trackers resulting from these reviews
  • Distributing press releases and contents to the international agency teams when requested
  • Pitching of news to journalists and tracking responses
  • Analysing and producing coverage reports on a regular basis
  • Manage reports of coverage on identified press releases and events
  • To increase internally the profile of HPE in the news through creating a monthly news report that displays relevant news articles about HPE and their competitors
  • Support HPE PR team and PR agency partners whenever they need any help
  • Assist with PR projects and events, including logistics support, including booking and managing travel, press pack production, badging and organisational activities as needed
  • Attend UK-based press events as needed to handle logistics, badging, handouts etc
  • Drive the press release program including loading press releases to newsroom, proactively communicating to analysts

This is a fantastic opportunity for an intern student to take accountability and prove themselves as strong team member and individual.

The technology

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office to a high standard (particularly Excel & PowerPoint).

What you’ll need

  • Potential interns must be in their 2nd year of a four-year degree which requires (or has an option for) 3rd year to be a one year's industrial placement, and are expected to achieve a minimum of a 2:1 grade
  • Placement applicants should ideally come from degree courses focused on PR, Communications, Business and/or Marketing, however this is not essential.
  • You must be eligible to work in the UK and be available to commence the placement at the beginning of July 2024 for 13 months.

What we’d prefer you bring

  • Strong time and project management skills with a work ethic to do whatever is required.
  • Demonstrate initiative and ability to work on own with minimal direct day-to-day supervision
  • Confident and self-motivated both individually and in a team.
  • Eager to perform and exceed expectations
  • Good attention to detail
  • Very strong written and oral communication skills, with high degree of personal credibility and professionalism
  • Creative, intelligent, proactive, reliable and energetic
  • Tolerant to periods of high workload

Additional skills

Accountability, Action Planning, Active Learning, Active Listening, Bias, Business, Calendar Management, Coaching, Computer Literacy, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Design Thinking, Empathy, Follow-Through, Growth Mindset, Intellectual Curiosity, Long Term Planning, Managing Ambiguity, Office Administration, Policy and procedures, Problem Solving, Project Management, Recordkeeping, Risk Assessment {+ 6 more}.

At HPE, we’re

  • Ranked 19th on Fortune’s 2022 list of 100 Best Companies to Work For.
  • Ranked 7th on Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies 2022
  • Named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion for the sixth year in row
  • Named one of the 100 Best Large Workplaces for Millennials in 2021
  • Recognized as one of the Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Seramount

What we can offer you

Health & Wellbeing

We strive to provide our team members and their loved ones with a comprehensive suite of benefits that supports their physical, financial and emotional wellbeing.

Personal & Professional Development

We also invest in your career because the better you are, the better we all are. We have specific programs catered to helping you reach any career goals you have — whether you want to become a knowledge expert in your field or apply your skills to another division.

Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are unconditionally inclusive in the way we work and celebrate individual uniqueness. We know diverse backgrounds are valued and succeed here. We have the flexibility to manage our work and personal needs. We make bold moves, together, and are a force for good.

HPE is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Veterans/Disabled/LGBT and Affirmative Action employer. We are committed to diversity and building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.

We do not discriminate and all decisions we make are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. Our goal is to be one global diverse team that is representative of our customers, in an inclusive environment where we can continue to innovate and grow together.

HPE will comply with all applicable laws related to employer use of arrest and conviction records, including laws requiring employers to consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.

DEADLINE 23rd February 2024