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Press Office Work Placement - June - December 2019

Listing ID: 999950

Press Office Work Placement - June - December 2019

Type of Position: Internship / Work Placement
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Paul Smith
Location: Central London, London, UK
Length of Internship / Placement: 6 months
Hours: Full Time
Specified Hours: 37.5 hour per week
Start Date: Monday 24th June
Reference Number: 001437
Compensation: Allowance / Expenses
Allowance / Expenses Details: Daily lunch and local travel costs will be reimbursed.
Twitter Handle: @PaulSmith
Deadline: 23rd April 2019
Ad Expires In: 1 day 12 hours
About: Founded in Nottingham in the 1970’s, the Paul Smith collections have become internationally recognised and Paul Smith is one of Britain’s most renowned and successful designers. Up until the age of 16, Paul had wanted to be a professional cyclist, but a serious accident set him on a different path. Once out of hospital Paul fell in with a group of art students. They talked constantly about art, architecture and design and Paul found himself longing to be part of that exciting world. From its origins in one small shop in Nottingham in 1970, Paul Smith has grown into a global business, selling in six continents. Comprising of complete clothing, shoe and accessory collections for men, women and children; representation is further extended by associated product licenses where the potential of the brand has been recognised by key licensees in the fragrance, eyewear and interior businesses.

We are offering a Press Office Student Work Placement for a talented and dynamic individual undertaking their industry placement who is passionate about our business as we are.  We have an exciting opportunity to intern with our Press Team, an integral part of our company, giving you a great understanding of how a Press department runs day to day.

You will be responsible for sample coordination for Menswear and Womenswear as well as ensuring the general upkeep and appearance of our Showrooms.

Responsibilities:

  • Support with day to day sample trafficking duties; distribution, return and call back of items ensuring they have been returned in the correct condition.
  • Maintain and merchandise showroom space to ensure a highly presentable appearance is kept at all times. 
  • Act as a point of contact for the department answering incoming calls and responding to enquiries and requests in a prompt manner.
  • Collect and return retail shop stock as requested.
  • Assist with the production of reports and organisation of events and shows as and when required. 
  • Support with general administrative duties such as; distributing post, photocopying, completing weekly timesheets and ordering stationary for the department. 

Essential Experience and Skills Required: 

  • Currently studying towards a degree in Public Relations or related subject. 
  • Previously attained 2 A Levels and a minimum GCSE Grade C or above in Maths and English subjects or equivalent qualifications. 
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office suite.
  • General knowledge of press within the fashion industry; UK and International is preferred.

About You:

  • Excellent communication skills; both verbal and written.
  • Able to plan, organise and prioritise to meet set deadlines.
  • Systematic and methodical approach.
  • Flexible over working hours and able to travel within the UK. 

Please note, applicants must verify their student status as part of the application process and also be available from June 2019 onwards for a minimum of 6 months.


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