The Role and Team
The aim of apetito’s Marketing team is to support our business growth by delivering world-class marketing campaigns aligned to our sales strategy; and to communicate how we make a real difference to our customers, staff and the wider community.
We are looking for a passionate marketing student to join our team and provide creative ideas to help achieve our goals. As a marketing undergraduate placement you’ll get to experience our business first-hand through a diverse range of projects and challenges. It’s a great way to get a clear understanding of the marketing process and learn about the real difference apetito makes to our customers’ lives, some of which are some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
Who we are
apetito is the UK’s leading supplier of food to the health and social care sectors. Servicing over 400 hospitals, 450 care homes and thousands more through our work with Local Authorities, we produce delicious, nutritious and sustainable meals for people at home or in care. Through our food we look to ‘make a real difference’ to all our customers, up and down the country.
Established in 1958, as a family-owned business, our values sit at the very heart of what we do. We are proud to be a business that ‘makes a real difference’, committed to producing ‘great food to be proud of’. We have developed a range of products designed to ‘enhance health and well-being’ for all our customers. We are proud supporters of British food and farming and focus on using the best ‘ethical and sustainably’ sourced produce.
We are driven by a ‘passion for service’, dedicated to feeding some of the UK’s most vulnerable people, offering healthy and delicious meals to customers across the UK.
Ethical & Sustainable
As a business which operates within food manufacturing, we believe we have an obligation to make a positive contribution on society. With over 300 products in our range, we ensure our produce is ethically and sustainably sourced, working only with suppliers who share our commitment to making a positive impact.
We’re a proud member of the Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI), a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs, that promote respect for workers rights globally. All our new suppliers now operate under the ETI’s guidelines.
We are also a member of The UK’s Plastics Pact, an initiative looking to transform the plastic packaging industry in the UK. As part of the initiative, we have committed, along with other ambitious targets, to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic completely by 2025.
We have also made a commitment to our employees – we’re recognised as an accredited Living Wage employer by the Living Wage Foundation. Joining an elite group of FTSE 100 companies and public sector organisations.
Here at apetito, we take our duty to give back to our local communities and chosen charities very seriously. In 2018, we raised over £30,000 for Alzheimer’s Support and Alzheimer’s Society alone, thanks to the incredible efforts of our employees and charity committee. We also support our communities through the apetito Staff Foundation, which gives financial support to the chosen charitable causes of our staff and their children. Since 2005, we’ve raised over £175,000 for these charities.
The primary focus for this role will be to support our Divisional Marketing Managers across all areas of our marketing activity. No two days will be the same and you’ll get to try your hand at a wide range of Marketing activities; from analysing customers’ behaviour; developing and delivering online and offline Marketing campaigns; organising and managing events; to liaising with agencies regarding design, SEO, PR or adverts. This placement will help you develop your marketing skills and provide you with a strong foundation for your future in marketing.
You will be studying towards a degree in Marketing/Business (2nd year or later) with the expectation that you will receive a 2:1 or above and are looking to complete a 1 year placement.
Experience of Project Management