Marketing Graduate 2024

Type: Graduate
Region: East Midlands

We are seeking a talented and ambitious hard working Marketing Graduate to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to start your career in a professional services company, working with and learning from our team of talented individuals from a range of different backgrounds and skillsets. The ideal candidate will be creative, analytical, and have an eager desire to learn about digital marketing and marketing automation, specifically Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Insights – Journeys.

About us

We believe in our culture, values and staff successes. We invest in developing our staff and we support our employees with their professional development goals with opportunities for continuous learning and professional growth through training and mentorship. We strive to offer an environment that provides our staff with the right work/life balance. We offer genuine career prospects: our graduates have a clear career progression path to become stakeholders within the business, as it transitions to an employee-owned company.

The role

This role is ideal for a recent graduate keen to apply their academic knowledge and develop their skills in a fast-paced, commercial environment. You will support our internal and external marketing activities, including contributing to our website presence, copywriting, social media, SEO, data analysis. You will also develop skills in facilitating the overall success of our customers’ marketing activities through the customisation of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customer Insights – Journeys.

This is a permanent position and entry level role for a strong candidate who has the desire to push their analytical and digital marketing skills to meet the challenges and complexities of our customers’ requirements. Successful candidates will be able to learn, build on and develop their competencies in Dynamics 365 Customer Insights – Journeys. We expect, and support, candidates to achieve professional Microsoft Certifications.

About you

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A commercial mind and determination to succeed
  • Good analytical skills and an excellent eye for detail
  • A pro-active, positive and ‘can do’ attitude
  • Proficiency in LinkedIn, Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • An ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Good problem solving skills, self-motivation and initiative
  • Project-oriented, focused on quality and delivery
  • Reliable and organised, with a proven track record of setting and meeting deadlines
  • Teamwork and effective communication
  • An open mind and a love of gaining new skills.

Key responsibilities

  • Collaborate with stakeholders in the business to develop engaging content for the company’s website, including blogs and social media
  • Monitor and analyse performance metrics, providing insights and recommendations for improvements to the company website and LinkedIn presence
  • Support SEO efforts by optimising content, conducting keyword research
  • Work closely with the Customer Insights – Journeys team to support our customers’ marketing needs.

Essential

  • Passion for marketing and a strong desire to learn and develop new skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively
  • Creative mindset and the ability to think outside the box
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities
  • Full right to work in the UK and resident in the UK
  • Driving Licence and own transport is essential due to our rural location.

Desirable

  • Familiarity with digital marketing tools and platforms such as Google Analytics, Google Ads, SEO tools, and social media management tools
  • An understanding of email marketing and any exposure to email marketing and/or marketing automation platforms would be a bonus.
  • A keen eye for detail and a passion for developing engaging content
  • deep interest in the application of digital marketing technology specifically Dynamics 365 Customer Insights – Journeys
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A proactive attitude with a strong desire to learn, grow, and take on new challenges
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business, Communications, or a related field.

What we offer

  • Industry aligned competitive salary
  • 31 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Continuous professional development
  • Access to learning resources to support study to achieve Microsoft certifications
  • Bonus paid on passing exams to gain specific Microsoft certifications
  • Opportunity to work from home to ensure a healthy work/life balance
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme
  • Employee wellbeing strategy
  • Free flu jabs
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Company events
  • Free on-site parking.

This is a full-time permanent role working 37.5 hours per week, located either in our HQ office in Northampton or hybrid. Please note we cannot sponsor applicants for a visa. Please only apply if you have the full right to work in the UK and are resident in the UK.

Strictly Personal Applicants Only. Please apply here to upload your CV and cover letter, describing why you feel you are right for this position, together with details of your current and minimum salary expectations, current benefits and notice period. Salary is commensurate with experience. Ref: 2410. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Interview process

Ashton Court Group is an equal opportunities employer. Interviews are conducted in a two-stage process. Successful applicants will be invited to an initial Teams interview and assessment of your skills, followed by a second stage in depth interview with senior management. Full details will be provided at a later date for those who are selected.

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