Undergraduate Work Placement, Marketing, Bristol, Autumn, 2020

Undergraduate work-placement

These eleven-month placements are for students who need to complete a placement as part of their degree. You’ll work alongside graduate trainees and experienced professionals on live and interesting client projects. So you’ll get a good insight into working life at PwC.


Sales and Marketing

Sales and Marketing is a centralised support function and covers all aspects of professional services marketing, sales support and business development. The prime area of focus for the function is to support the development and implementation of the firm’s market strategy and in particular to ensure we:


  • innovate every day

  • are inclusive by default

  • deliver commercial impact with purpose

  • tell stories that inspire.


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 career as part of the Marketing Centre of Excellence, made up of Digital, Content and Campaigns teams.


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. The placement is a very hands-on role where you will get involved in all aspects of marketing from campaign delivery and content creation to digital advertising and reporting. 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:


  • Working collaboratively across the Marketing Centre of Excellence with Campaign, Content and Digital marketing teams where applicable to deliver best-in-class integrated campaigns.

  • Supporting and executing a number of topical and strategic marketing campaigns across the firm’s growth priorities and programmes through an integrated multi-channel approach.

  • 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.

  • Supporting on content creation including email campaigns, presentations, blogs, website activity and other relevant promotional materials.

  • Supporting on monitoring campaign performance and provide reporting, relevant data and insight to optimise, using marketing automation where relevant.

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

  • Demonstrating active use of our Client Relationship Management System (Salesforce) and Marketing Cloud to track marketing activity and contribute to the management information for clients.


The candidate can be based in our offices in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester or Bristol.


We are looking for someone who is:


  • passionate and curious 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

  • good attention to detail

  • creative and able to think innovatively

  • a strong communicator with great people-skills

  • a real team player

  • interested in digital and technology.


What you’ll gain


By experiencing life inside one of the world’s largest professional services organisations, you’ll have a fantastic opportunity to build and work on your commercial and personal skills. Working alongside specialists, you’ll work on projects to give you the best insight into what we’re about. You’ll have the opportunity to build networks with your colleagues and peer group - factors which will make a real difference when you return for your last year at university.


What you’ll need:


  • To be on course for a 2.1 degree or above in any subject. We determine whether you're on course for a 2.1 based on the grades you achieved in your last completed year of academic study.

  • To be a second year undergraduate university student on a four-year degree expecting to do a work placement in your third year.


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.