2020 Marketing and Communications Traineeship Programme (12 month, fixed term contract)

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Who we're looking for

Schroders' traineeship programme is your chance to gain a year of hands-on, paid work experience. If you've just finished your A-levels or your BTECs then this programme provides you with a chance to explore the world of work. We also accept applications from graduates.

   

Although you may have never heard of Schroders before visiting our website, this traineeship could be for you because key to the purpose of the programme is to teach you about what, why and how we do what we do.

   

On this programme, you'll be part of our Content, Events and External Communications Team within our Product business or our Marketing Team within the Wealth Management part of our business. 

  

As a trainee, you will receive ongoing training designed to develop throughout the year, where you will have the chance to improve your skills as well as your technical knowledge. We support you to take the Investment Foundation Certificate, which is a professional industry qualification and you'll be paid competitively above the London living wage.  

  

About Schroders

We're a global investment manager. We help institutions, intermediaries and individuals around the world invest money to meet their goals, fulfil their ambitions, and prepare for the future.

   

We have around 5,000 people on six continents. And we've been around for over 200 years, but keep adapting as society and technology changes. What doesn't change is our commitment to helping our clients, and society, prosper.

   

The base

We moved into our new HQ in the City of London in 2018. We're close to our clients, in the heart of the UK's financial centre. We offer flexible working appropriate for a client solutions focussed role.

   

The team(s)

Internal Communications and Content Team

The Internal Communications team make sure that our people globally understand our strategic priorities, what's going on at Schroders and how it affects them. The team advise on communications planning, from audience segmentation to advising on the most appropriate channels and content for communication. The team are responsible for managing the “Inside Schroders” brand which aims to engage, inform, educate and inspire our people through videos, news, emails, digital screens, intranet, magazines and company-wide events.

   

What you'll do (Internal Communications and Content)

As a trainee, you'll take on the day-to-day tasks of the team, supporting the wider team to focus on strategic communications and delivering a number of change projects across our busy business. 

Some of the tasks and projects you'll be involved in are: 

Coordinating the digital screen loops/playlists for Schroders's 80 digital screens in our new building, ensuring content is correct and on brand 

Assisting with creating content for campaigns in the Adobe Creative Suite

Assisting with sourcing and drafting news articles to create a steady stream of varied content for the intranet 

Assisting with daily internal communications enquiries ad hoc projects

Formatting and designing visually engaging internal emails and supporting internal communications events

Assisting with advising stakeholders across the business to advise on the best communications approach to reach their target audience

Building relationships with stakeholders across the business

   

Events Team

The Events team manages around 160 client-facing events a year in the UK and overseas such as conferences, residential offsite events, roadshows, dinners and exhibitions. This includes events for the main business areas, for corporate level / senior management stakeholders and also supporting other organisations (ie. charities) by hosting their events using our building facilities and teams.

   

Some of the tasks and projects you'll be involved in are: 

Day to day support of a variety of assigned events from concept to completion including venue search, on-site logistics, AV/Production, corporate gifts, speakers/entertainment sourcing, delegate support materials (print and digital), managing the registration portal, invitations and other delegate focussed comms

Supporting local teams in delivering their own events programmes

Maintaining consistency with events registration sites and other event materials

Complying with design guidelines to strengthen our corporate brand and working closely with Internal Comms on content and design of events

   

The Marketing and Business Development Team

The Wealth Management business of Schroders provides investment management, wealth planning and banking services to a variety of clients: private clients (high net worth and ultra-high net worth), family offices, charity clients and financial advisers. This is a diverse role involved in a wide range of marketing and business development activities to support the wealth management business. The job holder will be expected to build relationships with internal stakeholders as well as external suppliers, ensuring that all output is delivered to a high standard, in line with the company brand and compliant.

   

Some of the tasks and projects you'll be involved in are:

Assisting the digital marketing and content teams with: regular website updates, email marketing, social media posting and monitoring, SEO and PPC management

Day to day support of a variety of assigned events from concept to completion including venue search, on-site logistics, AV/Production, corporate gifts, speakers/entertainment sourcing, delegate support materials (print and digital), managing the registration portal, invitations and other delegate focused comms

Assisting the client-facing teams with intel on new enquiries, pitches and client meetings, as well as maintaining this data in our CRM system

   

The knowledge, experience and qualifications you need

You'll have at least 96 UCAS points and be 18 years old by Monday 7 September 2020 to apply for the 2020 intake

   

The knowledge, experience and qualifications that will help

A flexible approach and willing to get involved in variety of tasks and projects

Organised and adaptable with good attention to detail and accuracy, ability to pick up new platforms 

Knowledge of the Adobe suite desirable but not essential (Internal Communications team)

   

Ultimately, we can teach what you need to know about the job we just need you to bring your drive, passion and enthusiasm to make the most of the opportunity to start building your career.

   

What you'll be like

You'll be an enthusiastic self-starter who is eager to learn more about our industry and our business 

A team player with a pro-active approach to getting things done, you'll love to learn new skills and are keen to work in an exciting, fast paced environment

Good written and verbal communication skills 

   

We're looking for the best, whoever they are

Schroders is an equal opportunities employer. You're welcome here whatever your sex, marital status, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious belief or age.

   

Please note we recruit on a rolling basis so recommend you apply early. 

   

Start date: Monday 7 September 2020


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