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Kickstart Scheme Marketing Jobs

The Kickstart Scheme is a fantastic opportunity for young people to gain valuable experience in the workplace while earning a regular wage. The government-funded programme allows businesses to create new job placements specifically for 16- to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment. The government's £2 billion Kickstart Scheme has created tens of thousands of jobs in a wide range of sectors, including tech, film and TV, charity and travel.

Job placements aim to help young people build their confidence, develop new skills and gain experience in their chosen sector. The scheme is designed to act as a stepping stone to improve the chances of finding long-term employment. If you're hoping for a career in marketing, our 6-month Digital Marketing Assistant placement could be just the start you need!

Digital Marketing Assistant

We are excited to be able to offer this Digital Marketing Assistant job placement via the Government Kickstart Scheme.

The job will be:

  • 25 hours a week
  • 6-month placement
  • Paid the National Minimum Wage

Important requirements to apply for Kickstart Scheme:

  • Be between 16-24 years old
  • Must currently be on Universal Credit

We're looking for a fast learner and a great writer who is eager to build their marketing skillset. If you have studied English, Marketing or a related subject at college or university, or have a flair for writing, looking for an opportunity to learn, develop your marketing skills and work in the travel industry, then we would love to hear from you.

The position is for 25 hours a week for 6 months. Full training will be provided, but the candidate must a strong writer. Due to COVID-19, much of our team is currently working from home. We hope to return to the office in Putney for at least 2 days a week in the Summer. The interview process will include a video call and a writing task.

How to apply for Digital Marketing Assistant vacancy

To apply for this job, please visit your local Job Centre and speak to your work coach. They will discuss the role with you and refer you to apply for the job.

You don’t need to be local to Putney (where the office is) to qualify for this job, we will be accepting candidates from wider London and the surrounding counties.

Please note: This job role is only available to 16–24-year-olds who are unemployed and claiming Universal Credit. Please do not apply directly to SNO for this job – you must be referred via the Job Centre. This is the criteria of the government’s Kickstart Scheme and not set by SNO.

Digital Marketing Assistant job summary

Reporting to the Head of Marketing, this role forms part of our business growth venture. This entry-level role will be responsible for creating new content for beach destinations on the website and support campaigns across owned marketing channels. It's a very exciting time at SNO Holidays, already a successful online ski travel agent, we are now working towards launching high-end beach holidays in 2021.

You will play a significant part in launching a new beach holidays section to the SNO website and gain valuable experience within the marketing and travel industry. You will develop marketing skills through training and hands-on learning, receive professional development, and understand the marketing team's day-to-day functional responsibilities.

Main responsibilities:

  • Research and write copy for new travel destination web pages.
  • Supporting large growth project.
  • Keeping stakeholders updated with the progression of project.
  • Support marketing campaign planning for 2021/22 ski season and execution.
  • Maintaining and updating website, including site copy, stats, imagery.
  • Writing and publishing new blogs.
  • Take part in training opportunities.
  • Writing copy for social media posts, promotional email and other marketing collateral.

Skills & experience required:

  • Strong writing skills, to graduate level - this is the number one requirement
  • Be fluent in English
  • Digitally savvy with good computer skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Professional, friendly and reliable
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Comfortable with multitasking
  • Passion for travel
  • Evidence of writing experience required (Personal blog, article, essay)

Desirable skills but not essential:

  • Travel experience in the Caribbean, Central/South America, Asia or the Indian Ocean.
  • Passion for skiing or snowboarding.
  • Degree/studying in English, other humanities involving extensive writing, or Marketing.
  • Experience of Microsoft Office.

What’s in it for you?

  • Digital marketing training and job skills development
  • The opportunity to assist and be part of a major website launch.
  • Join a growing team where you will be able to make a genuine impact.
  • Face to face time with heads of department.
  • Gain valuable experience within the UK travel industry
  • Regular socials (COVID guidelines permitting)

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