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Brand Assistant Placement

Location: Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45076
Date Posted: Feb 4, 2020
Segment: Others (Including Headquarters and R&D )
Business Unit: Hitachi Regional Headquarters
Company Name: Hitachi Europe Ltd.
Profession (Job Category): Corporate Affairs
Job Type (Experience Level): Internship
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Brand Assistant – 1-Year Placement


Role Overview

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an ambitious, creative and talented undergraduate to join the Corporate Communications and Sustainability Office of Hitachi Europe as a Brand Assistant on a year’s paid placement.


You will be based at our Maidenhead offices, which is our corporate headquarters for Europe. 


Our Business

Hitachi is a company that contributes to society through the development of superior and original technology and products. Our aim is to be the innovation partner for the IoT era. 

Hitachi Europe Limited, headquartered in Maidenhead has a portfolio that includes business incubation, digital media products, industrial components and equipment, digital security systems, and research & development.  

The Corporate Communications and Sustainability Office (CCSO) is part of Hitachi Europe Ltd and is responsible for pan-European branding, advertising, public relations, investor relations, Sustainability and environment-related activities. The main role of CCSO is to reinforce Hitachi’s image amongst senior decision-makers, and to deliver the Hitachi story to internal and external stakeholders. CCSO also supports corporate communications for the other Hitachi Group companies across the EMEA-CIS region, including Hitachi Rail Europe, Hitachi Medical Systems, Hitachi Vantara, Hitachi High-Technologies, Hitachi Automotive Systems, and many more.


Main Tasks and Responsibilities;

As Brand Assistant you’ll be joining a team that is fast-moving and hardworking, developing and delivering communications on a pan-European level, as well as supporting the needs of our local European offices.  You will consequently gain exposure to a broad range of brand activities.  

You will be mainly working on our online communications, maintaining and developing our corporate websites, handling external enquiries, monitoring and analysing the website performance, and working with internal and external stakeholders.  

You will work closely with colleagues from Hitachi Group companies to make sure product information and web links are accurate and up-to date in 16 languages. You will also work with external website development and translation agencies to manage the online content. You will use online tools such as website analytics and link checkers, as well as our Drupal content management system. You will handle online enquiries from European customers, and either respond to them or redirect them internally as appropriate. You’ll also get involved in designing and developing new content to keep the websites looking fresh and engaging.

Skills & Experience

·         Ideally be studying for a marketing/business related degree

·         Keen interest in branding and digital marketing, including social media

·         Motivated team player with good organisational and communication skills, a flexible 
    attitude and attention to detail.

·         Proficient across Microsoft packages. Ability with other web tools, knowledge of
    Adobe would be beneficial.


Assessment centre: Wednesday 18th March

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