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Undergraduate Marketing Assistant in Ascot

We are looking for an Undergraduate Marketing Assistant to join the team at Ascot Racecourse!

Job description

We are looking for a Graduate marketing internship for a fixed term period to support our marketing team over the busy summer months. Ideally, you'll need to be available to start work early June (or as early as possible) until September 2017.

If you are looking to start a professional career in marketing and are proactive, tenacious and adaptable, then this is an exciting opportunity for you. You will be responsible for supporting the consumer and content marketing teams across a broad range of activities including (but not limited to) social media support, copywriting, updating the Ascot website using ascot.co.uk CMS, assistance with research and reporting, advertising, e-marketing, team admin support and PR as we build up to our busiest period including world-renowned Royal Ascot, the King George VI Weekend and the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup.

Key for the role:

  • You will be excited about learning new things, and eager to contribute
  • You will be a team player and keen to get on with the job
  • You have an attention to detail and show pride in your work
  • You can demonstrate your passion for the role and use examples from your education and work experience to date to show the qualities you can bring to it


  • Updating the Ascot website
  • Writing and building e-newsletters
  • Supporting with social media activity and content creation
  • Arranging promotional events
  • Supporting with reporting
  • Supporting customer research activity
  • Copywriting
  • Ad hoc tasks as part of the marketing department (eg. putting up posters / distributing racecards etc..)


  • IT skills – Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint); Photoshop and/or Final Cut Pro a bonus but not essential
  • 1st class or 2:1 Degree
  • Relevant experience ideal – either within or outside of an office environment, for example past roles, work experience and/or participation in relevant university/personal projects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong problem solving / analytical skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good planning & organisation skills
  • Works well under pressure and to deadlines
  • Team player
  • Sport/racing knowledge preferred but not critical

  • 5. VALUES

    The jobholder should understand our values are to enable them to promote Ascot as a first class leisure venue and to ensure that all customers receive the best possible level of service. These include:

  • Original: Lead the way
  • Uplifting: Make every moment delightful
  • Elegant: Take care of the detail


    The jobholder should possess core competencies to enable them to promote Ascot as a first class leisure venue and to ensure that all customers receive the best possible level of service. These include:

  • Customer service
  • Commitment
  • Teamwork
  • Oral and written communication
  • Initiative
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Attention to detail


    In accordance with Health and Safety regulations the jobholder is required to take reasonable care for the health and safety of themselves and of the persons who may be affected by their activities. The jobholder must co-operate with the Company to enable them to meet their legal duties. This will include awareness of all Health and Safety issues relating to the role including risk assessment, emergency procedures, office safety and additional relevant training. This list is not definitive.


    The jobholder will be required to work closely and courteously with colleagues from all internal departments of the Company, visitors, customers, the management team, participants in racedays and suppliers to support the department's role. In particular the job holder will require strong collaboration with the following departments; Facilities, M&E, ICT and Operations.

    This job description describes the principal purpose and main elements of the job. It is a guide to the nature and main duties of the job as they currently exist but is not intended as a wholly comprehensive or permanent schedule and is not part of the contract of employment.

    Extra information

    Education Level
    Secondary School
    Type of Contract
    Type of Job
    Admin / Secretarial, Advertising / Marketing / PR , Online Marketing
    Full UK/EU driving license preferred
    Car Preferred
    Must be eligible to work in the EU
    Cover Letter Required

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