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Marketing Placement Opportunity 2023/24

£18.5k | Full-time | Plymouth-based, remote or hybrid | Beginning summer 2023

The role

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and hard-working placement student with a keen interest in marketing, PR and social media. During your placement, and under the guidance of the Marketing Manager, you will provide support and assistance in delivering the day-to-day marketing tasks and projects at GOSS. You will also play an important part in creating and distributing marketing communications externally to our audiences in local and central government, police and healthcare. During your placement you will work closely with various teams at GOSS including those in Sales, Creative and Product Management.

Over the course of your placement your responsibilities will include the planning, creating, and scheduling monthly marketing content across various channels including email and social media as well as writing blog posts about the various themes applicable to GOSS's audiences. You will be creating marketing emails using our marketing automation system to promote GOSS and writing and posting engaging social media content across our social media platforms. You will help investigate and organise potential industry exhibitions and conferences. You will have involvement in updating and bringing consistency to the GOSS brand and product portfolio whilst also researching and analysing market, industry and competitor trends with a view to help inform the overall GOSS product strategy. You will also contribute to maintaining an accurate and up-to-date database of clients and prospects in-line with GDPR using our CRM system.


About you

We are looking for somebody with a love for marketing and/or communications. You may have also had experience in delivering marketing, advertising, communications and/or social media campaigns.

You should be able to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, have a confident ability in research and data analytics, and have high attention to detail, creative skills and a need for consistency.

Having an enthusiasm for new technologies and digital self-service is not essential, but preferred.


You should either be studying or have recently received a degree (or equivalent) in marketing or a related discipline, and/or industry experience in a relevant field.


Things you need to know

Selection process

To apply, complete our short application form and upload your CV using the link below. 

Please contact us if you need the application form in an alternative format or if you require any reasonable adjustments to the selection process, including the interview (for example physical access, communication support, personal support).


Interview details

Initial interviews will be via Teams with our Department Lead and If successful you will be invited to attend a competency-based interview either here at the GOSS offices in Plymouth or again via Teams which will last approximately 1.5 hours  You will be expected to be able to evidence previous examples of your work.

Applications from candidates living outside of the UK will be considered for the position provided the candidates can demonstrate that they are eligible to work in the UK and do not require sponsorship.

GOSS is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. This means that decisions concerning recruitment will be based on the needs of the business and not any assumptions based on sex, race, age, disability, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, married or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and well-being of all our staff.

Due to the large volume of applications GOSS receive, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of applying, on this occasion its likely that you have been unsuccessful in your application.



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