Insights into Consumer & Retail

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  • Adidas Group. Internships mostly in Germany, Hong Kong and the US. 
  • American Express
  • Christie's. An opportunity to spend a maximum period of two weeks within the company gaining an insight into the work of an international art business and observing day-to-day operations. The programme is run for the benefit of applicants with a genuine interest in art, business or a career in the Art World. 
  • Coty (marketing, sales, finance, engineering). Most overseas.
  • Design Bridge. Enter their Dogs Bollocks student design competition. You need to be studying graphic design. Choose a famous brand or product and redesign it! 
  • Diageo: Internships available in sales and are London based. 
  • Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions. They are a UK ‘Top 5’ auctioneer of Fine and Contemporary Art, Antiques and Antiquarian Books. They offer a PR and Marketing Internship in London. The internships are offered for three months, with a review after the first month, and they have four intakes a year: in February, May, August and November. You will support the day to day task of the Pr and Marketing team. The position pays travel and expenses of up to c£60 per week. 
  • Enterprise/rent a car -you’ll take on the same responsibilities as the management trainees. You’ll get hands-on experience from the word go, learning about sales, marketing, customer service, business management and administrative support. They also have opportunities for Campus Brand Managers. You will get involved in all aspects of event marketing.
  • Four Seasons Hotel. They offer global internships to undergraduates. You will get exposure to operational and management meetings, participate in individual or group projects and have a buddy to guide you through the five stage intoductory programme.
  • GSK (marketing or purchasing): 10-12 weeks. Practice tailored psychometric tests similar to the ones used by GSK HERE.  
  • L’Oreal: 3 months in either research, operations, finance, marketing, sales, communications, information systems or HR
  • Mars. They have internship opportunities in marketing, sales, finance, customer marketing, logistics, manufacturing, engineering, and R&D. Their 12-week summer internships run from June to September (you’ll be paid £300 per week). They have opportunities in four of their businesses: Chocolate (based near London), Food, Petcare (both based near Leicester and Nottingham), and Wrigley, which is based near London.
  • Michael Page (recruitment): 8 weeks from late June/July. 
  • Nestle: Placements in sales and marketing  for 10 weeks each run in York or Gatwick. Find out more about how to prepare for the job assessment process of Nestle HERE
  • Net-A-Porter: 3 months in length, run 4 times per year (Jan, April, July, Oct). Placements in either editorial, marketing, product merchandising, social media, PR, fashion.
  • Pepsico. Opportunities exist in sales for 10 weeks over the summer. You could be working with Walkers, Quaker, Tropicana or other UK brands. 
  • Proctor & Gamble: Opportunities across multiple functions and European offices. These inlcude marketing, sales & customre development, consumer and market knowledge, Finance, HR, Information solutions, Product supply, network operations and R&D. 
  • Red Bull. Opportunities for student brand managers and student wing team members. 
  • Sainsbury’s: Placements in commercial, operations or people.  
  • Sotherby's. Unpaid internship in London with this global art auction house.  You will have the opportunity to learn about the inner workings of an auction house, works of art, and potential industry careers.
  • Tesco. They offer a whole range of summer placements across both business and commercial operations. Opportunities exist within customer analysis, finance, support, digital retailing, marketing, supply chain, technology and within the commercial operations - food, merchandising, quality & technical. all about 10 weeks in length. 
  • Unilever: 12 weeks in either marketing, supply chain management, sales, financial, R&D or HR.
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