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Bridgestone: Marketing and Communications Graduate Programme 2024

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JOB OVERVIEW

Bridgestone South Africa invites qualifying candidates to apply for the 2024 Marketing and Communications Graduate Programme.

Closing Date: 19 January 2024

  • JobReq ID:  51769
  • Type of work:  On-site
  • Type of contract:  Internship
  • Full/Part Time:  Full time
  • Location:  Johannesburg, ZA

JOB PURPOSE

Bridgestone SA are looking for an enthusiastic self-starter to join the graduate trainee program in the Marketing and Communications Team.

As a Graduate, your responsibilities include shadowing various staff members, participating in learning experiences, attending meetings and workshops, and traveling to other working environments to gain practical experience.

You should keep an accurate record of your time at the company and be able to be evaluated at the end of the program.

ABOUT BRIDGESTONE SOUTH AFRICA

Bridgestone SA is a leader in the automotive industry and evolving from a premium tyre producer to a mobility solutions provider.

Today, Bridgestone develops, manufactures, and markets tyres for passenger, light truck, truck, bus, earthmoving, agricultural, motorcycle, and aircraft application.

Leading the way in this new millennium, Bridgestone develops leading technology to keep us at the top of our industry, providing our customers with innovative, quality products.

Our achievements in motor racing around the world is mirrored in the enhanced performance you can experience after fitting a set of Bridgestone tyres.

All job applicants and members of staff will receive equal treatment and that we will not discriminate in particular on grounds of gender, marital status, race, ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Main Responsibilities

  • Assimilating information from the Marketing team members
  • Participating in on-the-job training where possible
  • Conducting research and assisting the Manager when necessary
  • Completing fieldwork or visiting different work sites when required
  • Proofreading: Make corrections and suggest edits to communications.
  • Basic design of communications (e.g. using Canva)

  • Content creation for internal communication
  • Coordinating logistical elements and executing events with team members.
  • Managing Marketing inventory and merchandise, including stock takes, ordering and shipping.
  • Supporting the Brand at Motorsport events, once a month on a Saturday
  • Budget tracking of Marketing team budget, monthly
  • Additional tasks according to the department/ business unit you will belong to, to gain on the job training.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree/Diploma specializing in Commerce/Communications/ Marketing/ Media studies or equivalent qualification
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • A positive attitude and a growth mindset.
  • Team player, demonstrated leadership experience is an added advantage
  • Passion for events
  • Interest in content creation
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and basic familiarity with Excel.
  • Familiarity with basic online design tools (e.g. Canva) a bonus

Experience

  • N/A

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

Bridgestone Behaviours

Qualified candidates need to demonstrate the following behaviors:

  • Agility – to work in a matrix, complex and fast paced environment.
  • Courage – to share ideas, challenge the status quo.
  • Ownership – to see the bigger picture and take ownership by thinking and acting beyond the role (self-starter)

WHY YOU SHOULD APPLY?

  • We are passionate about our people and want to offer them the opportunity to develop and grow.
  • You never stop learning. You will have the possibility to develop yourself via our Learning Management System that is also connected to LinkedIn Learning.
  • Bridgestone as a global company drives your career to the next level by offering you possibilities to work in an international setting.

  • You will have the opportunity to work with leading technologies.
  • You will have the opportunity to experience a dynamic and challenging environment and work on different and innovative projects.
  • We help you to drive your career path onward and upward work in a culture of feedback that recognizes you and helps your development.
  • You will work in a healthy and safety environment, as safety is a key priority area in Bridgestone.
  • You will have the opportunity to participate in our Corporate Social Responsibility activities.

HOW TO APPLY

Process Next Steps: All applications will be reviewed. The HR team will contact those applicants who we would like to invite for the next stage of the recruitment process.


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