Digital Communications Intern

Location: United Kingdom
Office: Norwich Manchester Cambridge Birmingham
Discipline: Marketing
Contact name: Ben Porter

Contact email: [email protected]
Contact phone: 01214568041
Vacancy reference: 024089
Duration: 12 Months
Closing date: 06 May 2024
Startdate: 16 April 2024 - 16 April 2024

A 12-month internship, offered on a full time basis, based in Birmingham, Cambridge, Manchester or Norwich.

The role

Our award-winning marketing team is looking for a digital communications intern to join them on a 12-month contract, beginning in September 2024. This is the fourth year of our highly successful intern programme.

You’ll be working on website content updates and optimisation plus the firm’s social media channels and wider design and editing tasks. This is a great opportunity to work alongside experienced marketing professionals to help you develop your skills and get hands-on experience of a wide variety of digital marketing work.

The role will involve carrying out technical and administrative tasks using the Mills & Reeve website content management system and corporate social media accounts – as well as getting involved in a range of other marketing projects. The role would be based in our Birmingham, Cambridge, Manchester or Norwich office and you’d be expected to work in the office 50% of the time as per our hybrid working arrangements. While this role predominantly sits within the comms team, there’ll be an element of supporting the digital team especially around SEO.

The activities

On-the-job training and supervision will be provided to enable the successful candidate to carry out the following tasks:

  • Providing administrative, technical and project support for the firm’s digital marketing activities – such as keeping our busy websites up-to-date, and optimised for search engines including updating of page titles, descriptions and alt tags. The roles will also involve generating and upload of content, daily posting on social media and helping to carry out social media campaigns.
  • Helping to monitor and report on our online activity, eg, producing monthly social media analytics reports, and reporting on social media trends
  • Updating the firm’s online content, particularly on the main corporate website
  • Helping to update and create best practice guidelines for our content management system and social media platforms

The person

Given the requirements of this role, it’s likely that your background and experience will be:

  • Studying for a university degree, or equivalent qualification in digital marketing or similar (or alternatively already holding such a qualification)
  • Excellent computer and digital literacy
  • The ability to understand processes quickly and easily
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent grasp of the English language, grammar and spelling

The role additionally requires someone who has:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media tools and understanding of effective social media strategies

The package

As you would expect, the firm offers a generous salary and benefits.  The firm’s standard benefits are detailed in the following link:

The Mills & Reeve Business Services career structure

We have a firm wide Business Services career structure and a published career progression framework.  Within the firm wide career structure there are five career levels.  For the purposes of the framework, this role is at an Administrator level and the role profile that details the outcomes and activities expected of across the firm is included with this job description.  Further information on the firm’s Business Services career structure is available from the HR team.

Pre-employment screening

Please note that, in the event that we make an offer of employment, we will conduct pre-employment screening that includes, but is not limited to, a basic DBS check, right to work check, any disciplinary history recorded with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and a self-declaration to assess your character and suitability for the role.  A full policy of the screening the firm undertakes is available on request.

The firm

Mills & Reeve is a major UK law firm renowned for its outstanding service to national and international clients, for its collaborative culture and for its deep sector expertise.

The firm has a strong sector focus with expertise in agriculture, charities, education, food and beverage, health, insurance, private wealth, real estate investment, sport and technology. Clients include businesses from PLCs to start-ups, high net worth individuals and landowners, more than 120 universities, colleges and education bodies and over 100 healthcare organisations.

This is an ideal opportunity to build your skills and experience with a major UK law firm, listed as one of the “Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For” for the last 20 years - the only law firm to achieve this.

We are also proud to have been awarded Platinum Investors in People status this year.  The firm joins a select club of only 6% of 50,000 assessed organisations awarded the coveted platinum status.

The firm is also delighted to report for the eighth year running we were named as one of Roll On Friday’s ‘best law firms to works at’.

And finally

Mills & Reeve is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive working environment. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements and endeavour to achieve the right balance for both our people and the business. This attitude to flexible working ensures we continue to provide outstanding service to our clients, whilst allowing our people to develop their careers in the knowledge that personal priorities will remain just that.

Mills & Reeve is committed to promoting equality, diversity and to providing an inclusive and supportive environment. Please click the link below to find further information regarding our diversity policy.

If you would like any more information about Mills & Reeve, you can visit our website by clicking on the following link: