SSP - French and Spanish Business Development & Marketing Support

Business Studies and/or Management Science
United Kingdom
5 Nov, 2018 to 26 Apr, 2019
3 Nov, 2018

General information

6 months

(start date as soon as possible!)

The Host Company

The host company is a family run business based in Chesterfield, whose aim it is to ensure that every customer who comes into contact with them receives the most outstanding customer service offered by any company on the market. The company is one of the largest in their sector selling both to the retailing (also online) and to the wholesaling market in the UK with a substantial representation already in Europe.

The Placement

The company is searching for a student, preferably native French with Spanish, to support the company expanding internationally and with their daily business.
Task and Duties include:

  • Market research, with the aim to identify potential market opportunities
  • Developing contacts and initiating potential partner
  • Sending promotional materials to potential customers to offer dealership opportunities (Mailing or via the phone)
  • Providing support and advice to existing clients
  • Working closely with the different departments to develop the business
  • Review current activities and develop ideas
  • Other support activities such as translation and administration
  • Attend and prepare trade and business events

The Ideal Student

  • Professional English
  • Preferably native French (plus fluent Spanish is desirable)
  • Strong communication skills and a positive, motivated attitude
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team
  • Willingness to travel
Financial compensation
Transportation costs


Business Development  Marketing  England  United Kingdom  Support  French  

Additional Information

To apply for an ISPO internship in the UK you must hold a valid EU, EEA or Swiss passport. Applicants should be currently enrolled within an educational establishment (university/college) or have achieved postgraduate status. Students participating in an ISPO internship should have an excellent level of spoken and written English, as you will often be expected to act as an intermediary between the host company and the student’s native country. The host companies who take part in ISPO will not pay a salary, hence all students applying to ISPO should enquire about Erasmus+ funding through their Universities. (To support placements abroad). (Consult your internship coordinator for information about Erasmus+ grants, Governmental or any other kind of funding available to you). Please note that without funding you will not be able to take part in an unpaid internship regardless of personal financial circumstances, due to current UK legislation. The host company will pay accommodation costs for the duration of your placement (subjected to a maximum of £370 per month). Basic accommodation costs usually covers rent and utility bills. Services such as telephone and Internet are the student's own responsibility. It is the ISPO student's own responsibility to make travel arrangements and to cover the cost of travelling to and from the UK. Students are also strongly advised to get their own travel insurance to cover their personal belongings whilst on placement in the UK Applicants will ideally be available for a minimum of 5 to 6 months. ISPO does consider applications for shorter term placements, however most host companies and accommodation providers are looking for at least 5 to 6 months commitment. Students must be aged 18 years or over when the application is made.
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