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Sales & Marketing Internship

  • Location:
    North West
  • Position:
  • Date Posted:
    13 Sep 2017
  • Advertising End Date:
    29 Nov 2017
  • Vacancy Type:
    Internship (paid)
  • Reference:
Job Description

Sales & Marketing Internship

Location:        Preston

Hours:             3 or 4 days per week 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Duration:        To start ASAP for 140 hours

Rate:               £7.50 per hour plus holiday pay (£8.41 per hour total)

This position is funded by the European Regional Development Fund – Unite Plus program

The Business Clinic supports businesses young and old with a wide range of support, training and consultancy needs. Based close to Preston docks, the Clinic provides peer-working surgeries bringing together business owners from a variety of sectors. The organisation was launched in 2013 and has steadily grown in that time, with its own designated office space and a team of 4 full time staff.

The organisation is now looking to recruit an intern to support in sales and marketing through the Unite Plus project. Following the successful completion of the project there may be the opportunity for advancement and a full-time position for the right candidate (5 days per week).  Due to the time commitment required the ideal candidate will be a recent graduate - not a current student.

Job description

  • Assist with the development of sales and marketing activities and campaigns.

  • To support the growth of the group of companies and the various services.

  • Undertake calls to potential companies to generate new engagements across all services.

  • Assist with create campaigns for the group of companies.

  • To make appointments and assist sales across all services.

  • Listening to customer requirements and presenting appropriately to assist sales across all services.

  • Maintaining and developing relationships with existing customers in person and via telephone calls, emails and events.

  • Responding to incoming email and telephone enquiries.

  • Cleanse and review data base files and processes to provide clarity and a measurement of success (sales funnel).

  • Complete the internship task logs/ reports on time to meet the requirements of the funding body.

Your skills, experience and competencies required for the position:

  • Promotes a professional image at all times.

  • Demonstrates customer centric behaviours.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Enjoys learning & seeks challenges.

  • Aspires to deliver excellence and quality every day.

  • Tenacious and displays a sense of urgency.

  • Passion for success, energy and resilience.

  • Good listening skills.

  • Quick to identify next steps (linking to 1 of three companies).

  • Consultative style.

  • Flexible / Adaptable / Takes initiative for delivering results.

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.

  • Flexible and a self-motivated team player.

  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills. 

  • Methodical/organised.

  • Computer / database knowledge.

To apply, please submit a CV and a letter of application telling us why you are the best person for this opportunity and how your skills and experience to date have prepared you.

Applications without a covering letter will not be considered. For help and advice on covering letters:

Help from Careers @ Lancaster

Blog from ERS on why your Cover Letters matter

Under the terms of this work, we endeavor to provide the advertised number of hours however, hours are not guaranteed and that work may cease if there is a fall in demand.

Adverts that display a closing date should be treated as a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

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