The Role and Team
This role offers a great opportunity for an ambitious and enthusiastic Graduate, looking for their first step towards a career in Marketing.
Supporting the delivery and implementation of apetito's Healthcare and Nurseries marketing. The successful candidates will work closely with the marketing manager to develop and implement marketing strategies and tactics to aid both customer acquisition and retention. The role will include, but not limited to, the development of marketing materials, supporting the annual trade show plan and copy writing and developing customer communications.
In addition, the successful candidate will play a significant role in business critical corporate brand projects, such as supporting on the annual Leadership Conference. Further support of specific projects, working directly with the Head of Marketing, will form the final part of this substantial and stimulating graduate position.
The successful candidate will be highly driven, with a real capacity to learn, and be comfortable self-motivating as well as working in a team environment. They will gain real-life, hands-on, cross channel marketing experience, under guidance from an experienced and friendly team.
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 £200,000 for these charities.
This role forms part of our Graduate Development Programme full details on the programme can be found on our careers pages at apetito Graduates
• Offer full and appropriate Marketing support to the Healthcare and Nurseries business units
• Create clear customer communication strategies to aid in customer engagement and retention.
• Full management and delivery of 12 month show plan, to monitor success and show ROI
• Administrative capabilities
• Working directly with the head of marketing on business critical projects and events
• You will have graduated or be studying towards a business or marketing related degree with the expectation that you will receive a 2:1 or above, graduating 2020.
• Proven marketing and business knowledge and understanding
• Well versed in MS Office: with intermediate PowerPoint, intermediate Excel and advanced/intermediate Word
• Previous Marketing or Business experience
• Strong copy writing ability
• CIM or equivalent Marketing qualification
• Driving licence
• Strategic & Creative Thinker
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Commercial outlook
• Effective time management
• Passionate and enthusiastic
• Team Player
• Analytical approach