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Corporate Communications Farnborough 30.09.2023

BMW UK, National Sales Company, Farnborough - Public Relations and Events - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)


We be­lieve in cre­ating an envi­ron­ment where you, our placement student, can learn and develop dur­ing your time with us and where you are giv­en your own ar­eas of responsibilities from the start. Our experts and mentors will treat you as part of the team from day one; encour­aging you to bring your own ideas to the table and to give you the opportunity to show what you can re­ally do.

Our Summit ONE in Farnborough is home to the National Sales Company for the BMW Group in the UK, as well as BMW Group Financial Services which offers retailers, corporate and private customers a range of customised financial services. Alphabet (GB) Ltd. as a leading provider of Business Mobility Services is also located in Farnborough.  We decided in November 2020 to bring together BMW Financial Services and Alphabet to stay relevant to our customers and continue to succeed in a rapidly changing business environment.

Within our self-contained campus, we offer a modern way of working with an empowering office culture, some aspects of which include:

• Our work persona shift – being yourself is effortless and so increases efficiency. For this reason we allow our employees to express themselves through the way they dress.
• Flexible working hours - working flexibly improves mental perspective and increases sustained productivity. This means our leaders maintain balance, not burnout, through focusing on output, not attendance.
• The opportunity to get involved with our continued support to our house charity with a variety of fundraising events throughout the year.
• Throughout our offices there are open creative spaces which hold facilities such as table-tennis tables to encourage innovation and employee engagement.


 BMW UK,  Farnborough – Public Relations and Events - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

Corporate Communications department is responsible for protecting, building and promoting the image of the BMW Group and its products in the UK. This involves working with a broad range of media and others who influence public opinion. The team we are recruiting for is responsible for product (BMW and MINI) communications in the UK, which includes organising events to promote our newest vehicles to a broad range of media.

What will you be doing?

  • Liaise with media as required - supporting/researching media enquiries, working with the PR team, replying to journalist emails, sharing links to existing press resources
  • Support the team in a variety of ways including (but not limited to):
    • assisting with fleet management: book vehicle loans, liaise with journalists and internal/external teams to ensure accurate collection and delivery arrangements and cleaning of cars, create and maintain vehicle specification sheets (including finance quotes)
    • assisting with event organisation (planning and execution); international and national press launches, guest management, logistics planning, delivering event assets (printed and digital media)
    • assisting with operational administration (eg maintenance of contact databases), obtaining quotes from suppliers and raising purchase orders
  • Compile summary of recent coverage for internal and network contacts
  • Liaise with other (internal) departments and (external) suppliers as required
  • Ensure internal reporting database and image library are kept fully updated
  • Studying towards a Bachelor degree with a predicted grade of 2:1 or higher- preferably in PR, Business, Marketing or Humanities subjects.
  • Relevant work experience is expected – we'd like to see a genuine interest in the field of communications, whether it’s public relations or event management. It does not need to have been particularly lengthy – two weeks in the summer holidays at a local PR agency, managing social media accounts or editing the school news website are worth mentioning! We want to see initiative and drive – if you’re studying for a communications-related degree (which is not a requirement), tell us more than just what you're studying.
  • Excellent communication skills – whether in person, on the phone or written - are essential as is consistent and reliable attention to detail.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office tools (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) is required.


Why choose us?

·    Great Pay – A competitive annual salary of £21,600, 27 days holiday per annum (pro rata to your contract) and an attractive pension scheme.

·    Rewarding Work-Life Balance – Contracted working hours are 37.5 Farnborough a week Monday to Friday, helping you develop a fulfilling work-life balance.

·    Exciting Additional Benefits – You will have the opportunity to enjoy access to our Advantages scheme, giving you access to a range of offers and discounts, and a subsidised on-site restaurant.


What are we responsible for?

·    Supporting you in your training and ensuring you settle into your role and feel welcomed.

·    Working sustainably and ethically.

·    Providing you with the opportunity to bring your own ideas and develop yourself.

·    Ensuring you are happy with your work-life balance and feel as though your contribution to the business is being valued.

·    Encouraging you to develop your soft skills such as creating working relationships, communicating effectively, delivering presentations and gaining confidence in your own ability, supporting you in both your return to university and your future career.

What do you need to do now?

·    If this sounds like the opportunity for you then apply today using the link below.

·    The next stages of the recruiting process could include: online testing, video interview and then a face to face, telephone or virtual interview with the hiring manager. This may be in the form of an assessment centre.

Please note:

·    We operate rolling recruitment, this means we may close the application window earlier than identified, if sufficient applications are received, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

·    Please ensure that you complete all of the free text questions for your application to be progressed, and include a role relevant cover letter, explaining why we should consider you for this position.

·    To be eligible for this position, you must be returning to your studies, for a minimum of 6 months, after completion of this placement, and be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK, if you are not a UK passport holder.  

·    We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31st January 2024 

Any further questions? Email us on  FutureTalentRecruitment@bmwgroup.com


BMW UK, National Sales Company, Farnborough - Public Relations and Events - 13 Month Placement (July 2024)

United Kingdom
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BMW (UK) Ltd.
BMW Group
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