Intern - UK Public Sector Sales and Marketing - 12 month placement in Staines-upon-Thames

Intern - UK Public Sector Sales and Marketing - 12 month placement
VMware, Inc.
Staines-upon-thames UK

Job Details

Updated on 2019-05-30
Job ID R188043

Location:Flow1 & 2, River Park Avenue, Staines upon Thames, TW18 3FA

Start date: Jul 22nd 2019

University Summary:

VMware recognizes that today’s students are tomorrow’s trailblazers and we value the opportunity to benefit from your fresh perspective. If you thrive in an open, innovative, technology-driven culture, VMware could be the place for you! You will be exposed to a wide range of software platform technologies that are utilized by customers all over the world. 

Business Summary: 

VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. VMware accelerates customers’ digital transformation journey by enabling enterprises to master a software-defined approach to business and IT. With VMware solutions, organizations are building extraordinary experiences by mobilizing everything.  Our customers are responding faster to opportunities with modern data and apps hosted across hybrid clouds, and safeguarding customer trust with a defense-in-depth approach to cybersecurity.

At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Do you dare to do the stuff you’ve always dreamed about? Dare to explore at

VMware offers cutting-edge cloud infrastructure and security services to companies of all shapes and sizes. Our world is all about technology, and that world is growing because the imagination, ingenuity and talent of our teams knows no bounds. We believe that creativity sparks innovation and inspires our employees to think of VMware differently and change the world around them.

The Intern for UK Public Sector Sales Team will be based in our EMEA HQ in Staines and will support The T1 & T2 Sales Team leaders as well as the Public Sector Marketing Manager. Don't miss this rare opportunity to work across both Sales and Marketing functions on your year out. We will ensure the successful intern has exposure to all elements of the organisation, working with multiple stakeholders in cross functional teams (Marketing, Sales, Operations, Partner, Technical), across the UK region and interacting with Customers and Partners at events held by VMware.

Sales Operations

Supporting the operational tasks within the UK PS team as well as taking responsibility for sales programs and initiatives run across the regions.  This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of an international sales organisation, to learn first-hand how teams are run and to help drive execution of strategic projects across different countries and cultures.


Working in partnership with the marketing team on creative and impactful marketing programs - spanning digital, events, communications, demand generation, sales acceleration, brand awareness & operations. You will gain invaluable experience in business to business high technology marketing with a leading global brand. This combination of planning, practical execution and exposure to a wide range of marketing disciplines will ensure that you contribute to VMware’s success and can demonstrate proven marketing skills.

Job Role and Responsibilities:

•             Sales Operations: Gain deep insights into a sales organization and be able to learn first-hand from the leadership team. 

•             Marketing Operations: Support the front-line activities for customer and CXO engagement, pipeline generation and customer events around our hugely successful User Group programmes.

•             End to End Event Management: Working with the Marketing Teams to execute customer events and webinars, and liaising with external marketing and support agencies on logistics of events

•             Project Management: Opportunity to be involved in high quality execution of key projects throughout the internship.

•             Reporting: Communicating plans and activity results to the Public Sector team

Required Skills:

  • Results and impact driven individual, with strong time management skills, attention to detail and ability to work with distributed teams.
  • Good problem solver with strong analytical skills, and the ability to translate this into business actions
  • Enthusiastic self-starter, confident in working independently, thinking outside of the box and taking ownership of tasks
  • Good communicator across all mediums, both verbal and nonverbal
  • PPT, XLS and Social media skills
  • Fluent in English – other languages would be an advantage but not essential
  • Prepared to travel if required

Preferred Skills:

  • Effective presentation skills
  • Strong quantitative and analytical competency
  • Fascination with information technology and its use in business

We will provide meaningful guidance, feedback and mentoring from the leadership team to improve business development and marketing skills in a technology environment. This role offers excellent opportunity to independently develop solutions to assignments and to improve skills. We have an extremely active Intern community within the Staines office which offers a fantastic support network, knowledge sharing and learning, as well as eenterprise level experience and executive-level management interaction.

VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. VMware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.  

Intern - UK Public Sector Sales and Marketing - 12 month placement
VMware, Inc.
Staines-upon-thames UK