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Marketing Graduate Intern - Graphic Designer

Reference: FEB20213074
Expiry date: 17:30, 10 March 2021
Location: Knutsford
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Competitive
Duration:6 Months Fixed Term Contract


For you, this opportunity will help you gain valuable experience and skills in the creation of internally and externally focused marketing materials that communicate the Group’s strategic growth agenda and value propositions, whilst being supported and mentored by the Group Marketing team.

For us, this role will accelerate the development of impactful marketing communications to key stakeholder groups.


Graphic design

  • Understand and progress James Fisher branding in line with business initiatives, strategic positioning and target audience needs
  • Create, adapt and review design concepts and layouts suitable for a range of marketing materials (offline and online)
  • Communicate conceptual ideas to key stakeholders
  • Liaise with group companies, clients, subcontractors and all stakeholders to understand and manage project objectives and scope
  • Keep up-to-date with latest design software and trends so as to contribute and introduce innovative design ideas
  • Provide further ad-hoc marketing support to group companies and the Group marketing team as required

Pursue an attitude of ‘learning and development’ 

  • Develop relationships with external parties in performance of role
  • Cultivate interpersonal skills
  • Develop presentation and public speaking skills
  • Foster time management skills

Teamwork Work

  • Proactively work with other team members across our function and others
  • Prioritize activities for the best interest of the team when working on joint projects
  • Handle any requests and deliver quality solutions if able, or escalate the request to a more senior team member when required
  • Openly share new ideas and information with other team members
  • Keep other team members informed to avoid surprises and disappointed clients

  • Demonstrate our 4 key valued behaviors: pioneering spirit, integrity, energy and resilience
  • Possess genuine interest in graphic design – passionate and proactive in thinking of new approaches to visualizing information in an engaging manner
  • Able to look critically and with originality at design work to ensure client objectives and consumer needs are satisfied
  • Able to build influential relationships quickly
  • Responsible for time management and able to deliver projects to tight deadlines
  • Adept at managing multiple projects simultaneously and proactively manage stakeholder expectations
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels. Able to interpret and negotiate briefs
  • Excellent attention to detail and accurate in finalizing designs

  • Educated to degree level in graphic design or possesses equivalent significant experience
  • Mac literate and proficient with Adobe Creative Suite (Essential)
  • Proficiency with video editing software (After Effects, Premiere Pro etc.) (Desirable)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Confident with Microsoft Office

This is a 6 month intern position, based at James Fisher & Sons plc in Knutsford and is an opportunity for a recent graduate that has had their employment affected by COVID19. 

James Fisher & Sons are committed to taking positive action on diversity and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and as a Disability Confident employer we are committed to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role.