Location: Remote - Central London
Job Sector: Market Research / Analysis
Period: 7 - 12 months
Description: NETWORK DEVELOPMENT
A significant proportion of our activity is directed at the continued growth of the international network of firms. Russell Bedford competes for prospective members with some 50 other similar networks and associations. The search for new members involves market research, direct mail campaigns, telephone calls and presentations.
The Russell Bedford brand is actively promoted internationally, both on and offline, including via our website which also links to member firms' own websites. In terms of marketing tools, the central office is responsible for producing brochures, directories, and magazines. Regular network communication is another key area of responsibility for the central team and this is administered via regular news posts, newsletters, social media activity and through maintaining a members-only intranet with regular updates and relevant content.
Students' day-to-day activities relate to supporting our marketing and administrative activities and are likely to include:
Internet-based market research
Regular communication with existing and prospective member firms (in relevant languages)
Assistance with administration of conferences (depending on time of year)
Assistance with website and database maintenance
Assistance with other marketing and administrative activities, as required.
Through the work experience placement, the student should gain the following benefits:
Experience of working in a professional business environment
Practice in the use of English (and other languages as appropriate) in a business environment
Knowledge of business practices in the UK and internationally
Practical experience in international marketing, market research and administration
Website management/maintenance experience (HTML / CMS).
Students are expected to have good keyboard and computing skills (MS Office and Internet).
A high level of written and spoken English is required, and the ability to communicate in other languages is preferred.
Students will receive support and supervision from the Network Development Director.
Students are normally expected to have (or are working towards) a degree in Marketing / Business Administration/ International Business and would usually obtain financial support via a grant under the Erasmus / Leonardo Da Vinci program.
Internships are offered on a full-time basis and office hours are from 09:30 to 17:30 hrs Monday to Friday. Students will accumulate approximately two days' leave per month in addition to public holidays.
Interested applicants are encouraged to send their CV, accompanied by a cover letter, explaining their suitability for the internship and what they can bring to the role.