Intern - EMEA Marketing - Strategic Projects - 12 month placement in Staines-upon-Thames

Intern - EMEA Marketing - Strategic Projects - 12 month placement
VMware, Inc.
Staines-upon-thames UK

Job Details

Updated on 2019-07-09
Job ID R188977

Location: Staines-Upon-Thames, United Kingdom, TW18 3FA
Duration: 12 months 
Start Date: July, 2019
Reporting to: Michelle Martin, Senior Director, Strategic Projects, EMEA Marketing

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 disruptive software platform technologies that are utilized by customers all over the world and helping to shape & deliver their digital transformation agenda.

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, mobility 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.

At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our software forms a digital foundation that powers the apps, services and experiences that are transforming the world. Our people transform the impossible into the essential. We challenge the status quo by inventing better ways of doing things. Our culture is one of possibilities. Where everyone is empowered to achieve success on their own terms. And together, we are shaping the future of business in a digital world. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in IT.

This is a unique opportunity to work across two different marketing functions during your year out: 

Strategic Projects - focuses on change programs that impact the whole of the EMEA Marketing organisation. The function drives a selection of skills and organisational development projects, ranging from formal training through to longer term specific change management programs such as our move to an Integrated Marketing Model.   Reference Marketing – this team are at the heart of capturing customer stories from across Europe that reflect how and where our technology is being used. 

During your time as an intern, you will work on some exciting pan-European projects across these two functions (typically a 80:20 split in favour of strategic projects). You will work closely with the leaders of these functions. 

Specific responsibilities will include:

Strategic Projects:

  • Develop ongoing education and internal communication programs to ensure there is a good understanding of existing development programs available to the team (including internal training, professional memberships, Take 1, 2 and 3 programs etc.)
  • Day to day monitoring, management and reporting of Digital Marketing Certification program (from SimpliLearn) for new starters into the team
  • Manage the European ‘Walk in my Shoes’ employee shadowing Program, looking at opportunities for developing the program further, and driving internal PR on the program.
  • Project manage the regular ‘Outside-In’ program: an internal webinar series where external speakers are brought in for a one hour session with all of EMEA Marketing: a mixture of business, marketing and life skills topics.
  • Provide crucial support (and manage elements) of the EMEA Marketing & Solutions Marketing Internal Newsletters (on a 6 weekly publishing cycle), as part of our journey of ‘Integrated Marketing’
  • Support the annual 3 day EMEA Marketing Off-Site event for all EMEA Marketing employees, from iniial event planning, through to supporting the delivery.
  • Support other organisational development projects as they come up

Customer Marketing:

  • Support the customer references team with keeping customer stories and their associated assets up to date and accessible to the sales teams:
  • Reference View uploads
  • Smart Deck and quote matrix updates

The successful candidate will get exposure to the whole of the European Marketing organisation, as our Strategic Projects and References Marketing programs touch ever member of the team in one shape or form. You will also get experience of working with senior members of the team on a regular basis. 

Your continued development is important to us. As an intern in EMEA Marketing, you will have the unique opportunity to participate in our Digital Marketing Certification program, giving you the opportunity to achieve x3 Industry recognized advanced certifications with SimpliLearn (social media, content marketing and email marketing) 

Key Skills & Experience:
- Strong project manager, able to work with distributed virtual teams/remote project members
- Good communicator across all mediums
- Self-starter and able to work independently
- Strong attention to detail
- Good collaboration skills
- Effective storyteller
- Results and impact focused
- Structured with good time management skills
- Creative thinker
- PPT, XLS and some graphic design skills
- Fluent in English – other languages would be beneficial, but not essential
- Prepared to travel occasionally if required

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 - EMEA Marketing - Strategic Projects - 12 month placement
VMware, Inc.
Staines-upon-thames UK