Undergraduate Placement Marketing Manchester Autumn 2020

PwC’s Sales and Marketing Team

Come and join us on an 11-month work placement in our Sales and Marketing Team and experience for yourself why students have voted us the number one Graduate Employer in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey for the last fifteen years.

We pride ourselves on offering a diverse and inclusive work environment and encourage students from all backgrounds and experiences to apply. This exciting work placement provides the opportunity to work within a large, fast-paced team, covering a wide range of critical business activities within PwC. Areas covered range from strategic marketing (campaign delivery, content creation and digital advertising), through to proposition development, proposal support, event management, corporate hospitality and market research.

The Sales and Marketing team are focused on supporting the development and delivery of PwC’s market strategy - specifically, driving revenue growth, enhancing relationships and networks, and creating a distinct brand experience for our clients.

You’ll develop the foundations of a marketing and business development career aligned to one of our regional, industry, or line of service business areas. We’re an innovative, creative and fun team operating at a fast pace to react to market trends, take advantage of commercial opportunities and provide insight back into the business.

It’s a very hands-on role and the experience is gained by delivery and “doing” rather than sitting next to someone watching what they do. It will be challenging, exciting, fast-paced and most of all, rewarding. The nature of the role also provides opportunities to develop other “soft skills” which are highly valued by employers such as teamwork, leadership and influencing skills amongst others.

Key responsibilities and skills will include

  • Providing support on the best practice approach to marketing campaigns as defined by the team and adhering to our quality and brand standards.

  • For those based in our regional offices, you will have the opportunity to influence the marketing strategy in that particular region, including ideas on how best to address key issues and challenges in the local community

  • Proactively seeking to learn about different marketing channels and bringing new and innovative ideas on how we can engage most effectively with our key audiences and stakeholders

  • Working alongside our digital team to monitor and create social media campaigns for our corporate channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram

  • Supporting on content creation including email campaigns, presentations, blogs and other relevant promotional material

  • Working with the online team to monitor our web page activity, including analysing data and using the insight to make informed decisions on the design and content strategy

  • Supporting on the organisation of events and the management of agency relationships and sponsorships

  • Demonstrating active use of our Client Relationship Management system (Salesforce) to support business development activities, including recording client opportunities and actively contributing to the management information for clients

  • Attending both internal and external training sessions and seminars to broaden your sales and marketing knowledge

We encourage all of our people to get involved with the PwC networks and activities outside of their day-to-day role, and so there could also be opportunities to participate in initiatives such as our Multicultural Business Network, GLEE network, PwC pantomime or community volunteering.

We are looking for someone who is

  • passionate about a career in marketing

  • a self-starter, and open to working flexibly, sometimes as part of a virtual team

  • proactive, with a positive can-do attitude

  • creative and able to think innovatively

  • a strong communicator with great people-skills

  • has an interest in digital and technology

  • on course for, or who has achieved, a 2 1 in any degree discipline

The PwC Deal

We want people to build exceptional careers during their time at PwC. When you feel motivated and energised by your work, you're more able to contribute to the organisation, as well as achieve your aspirations. No matter which area of the business you choose to join, all routes offer the same deal. The opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people, and build lasting relationships that will stay with you for life. We empower people to be the very best they can be and to reach their full potential. In return, your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a personally tailored benefits package.​

Diversity and inclusion

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. It’s critical we have diverse talent, views and thinking if we are to deliver exceptional client value and solve the world’s important problems. We seek to attract and recruit people from the widest talent pool, who reflect the society in which we work. And we aim to encourage an inclusive culture where people can feel empowered to be the very best they can be and to reach their full potential creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate. So join PwC. We'll help you reach your full potential. Learn more here pwc.co.uk/diversity

About PwC

We’re one of the world’s leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we help our clients, some of the most successful organisations on the globe, as well as its most dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses, to create the value they want. We help to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.

Find out more about our application process here.