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Marketing & Business Assistant (Annual Placement)

Job no: 496841
Work type: Annual Placement
Location: Kings Langley, UK
Categories: Product development

Our objective is to enable teachers to teach, and students to learn with our technologies. Our primary audience are teachers in Electronic Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Gaming, in a market of around 6000 Universities worldwide.

Applicants should be studying a degree in Marketing, Business or an MBA degree in a UK University, with a sandwich or one-year industrial placement programme as part of the course.

Fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English is required.


Universities are a vital source of talent and ideas. They also have a major influence on the acceptance and popularisation of new technologies.Students use the technologies they are comfortable with when they enter full-time employment and Imagination wants to broaden its influence by being linked to more academics around the world.

Our programme manager has 25 years’ experience in this special field and a solid record of student development. Some of his former students are now in exciting and senior roles in the world’s top companies.

The placement runs for 13 months from the end of June 2019: a 12 month placement plus a 1 month handover to your successor, whom you will be involved in recruiting. 


As the Marketing and Business Assistant, you will have 5 primary areas of responsibilities:

  • Operations Management
  • Marketing
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management (SRM)
  • Recruitment, Training and Development
  • Support to other Internal teams

Operations Management – You will be managing the day-to-day operations of the IUP. This includes managing the IUP website, Logistics & Stock, Budgeting and Teaching Material development projects.


Marketing –The IUP participates in conferences and organises workshops around the world. You will be liaising with different parties to coordinate logistics, promotion and any other administrative issues ahead of each event. You will also have the opportunity to initiate and develop strategic projects in order to increase our reach.

Stakeholder Relationship Management (SRM) – We have three major stakeholders: Commercial Partners, Internal Teams, and Users of our teaching materials. You will help to maintain existing relationships, and to forge new relationships.

Recruitment, Training and Development – You will have the opportunity to hire your successor, just as your predecessors have done. You will also need to ensure that you help provide a smooth transition for your successor, through training and documentation of existing processes and systems.

You will receive support from previous interns, and ongoing training and support will be available through the IUP Manager.

Target Capabilities and Skills

  • Fluency in Mandarin Chinese is required
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • A flair for creating marketing collateral and other materials
  • Experience with social media
  • Skilled with Word and PowerPoint
  • Competent with Excel and database manipulation.
  • Knowledge of web development is useful but not essential
  • Excellent communication skills and natural cross-team collaboration
  • An interest in the academic market

Personal Attributes

This role requires genuine motivation and passion to succeed. 

This role entails a steep learning curve, testing your confidence and your willingness to “have a go”. Taking the initiative and figuring-out solutions are important qualities you must have. You must be able to take the first step to approach new people both within and outside Imagination Technologies. 

The level of supervision will be low, requiring self-discipline to plan, set deadlines, and get organised. This role will be greatly empowered, but you will have to be responsible and accountable for your actions and plans. You will also be expected to be collaborative, working with others on projects that are not part of your job description. Bright ideas and creativity will be strongly encouraged, and you will have the chance to implement some of your best ideas into real world practice.

The opportunity to drive the recruitment of your successor is a novel twist. You will find out what it is like to try and fill a vacancy, and the chance to give your successor their very best start.

Your reward is the tangible feeling of achievement as you master the tasks. After a year, you will become a well-developed, well-organised, Marketing Professional.​​

Working Environment

You will be based in Imagination House at Kings Langley, in a comfortable and inspiring workspace. The environment at Imagination Technologies is first-class: excellent facilities with highly motivated people. The atmosphere is multi-cultural, dynamic and collaborative.

Kings Langley is just 20 minutes from central London and close to Heathrow airport. Advice will be given to help you find suitable accommodation.​


You are currently studying Marketing and/or Business, or an MBA at a UK University. Your course requires a one year Internship.

Fluent Mandarin Chinese speaking.
English proficiency: IELTS minimum average 6.5​

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