Communications Executive Graduates 2018
£26,500 + £2,000 joining bonus - benefits include 27 days holiday + free on-site gym + pension
Global HQ, Malmesbury and International Markets
In twenty years, what began with one man and one idea has grown into a global technology company with 10,000 people in 75 countries.
From Malmesbury to Malaysia to the US to Singapore and many countries in between, we’ve sold over 80 million machines and our ambitions are greater than ever.
New frontiers, more people, and more Technology: the next four years will be our biggest and busiest as we grow into our new campus in Malmesbury, launch new products and challenge people’s expectations of Dyson.
The communications team are storytellers. We assimilate information, distil it, and tell it in the form of a story. We shout about the good news, occasionally manage the bad and define Dyson’s reputation. It is fast-paced, sometimes unpredictable.
We work like an in-house agency, partnering with colleagues across Dyson to ensure we speak with one voice. We’ve plenty to say, we value plain talking and genuinely interesting stories. We don’t need PR puffery or clichés – it’s all based on fact and engineering superiority.
We launch our latest technology to the world’s media and our own people globally, bringing our problem-solving technology to life in engaging ways. We manage James Dyson’s profile and that of his charity and university.
We look after both our internal and external communications from our Malmesbury headquarters and our London communications hub. From these two locations we link out to our markets around the world, ensuring we tell the Dyson story consistently and in the most compelling ways.
Whichever location you’re based at you’ll need to be flexible to travel between sites, sometimes at short notice, but that’s all part of the fun.
As a graduate, you’ll be working on important, reputation-defining projects from day one, working with our engineers and spokespeople globally. Just like our engineers, you’ll be challenging convention to turn great ideas into reality.
We have roles in both our internal and corporate communications team and we need sparky graduates who are up for a challenge. Whichever part of the communications team you join, you will help us tell our stories internationally. You will explain our technology, our approach, and what we do.
Over the course of this two year programme you'll undertake a series of 'missions'. These will be 9-12 months in length and the first 1-2 missions will be based in our Malmesbury HQ with frequent travel to London and possible travel overseas. There are potential opportunities of an international mission in year 2 where you will take the skills learnt in the global HQ to one of our Dyson markets. First missions will be allocated based on skills and experiences but future missions will be self-driven and graduates will get a say in where they go next.
There will be opportunities to work on specific projects including media days; Dyson journalism; Forward Dyson; the James Dyson Award; and the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology.
Whichever team you’re in you’ll need to:
• Understand Dyson, inside out – our technology, our markets, our ambitions and our quirks.
• Explain and write about anything – technology, the economy, government policy and about us.
• Manage projects – often with short timelines, multiple stakeholders and plenty of ambiguity.
• Adapt and stay calm in stressful situations – it’s fast-paced and needs a flexible approach.
• Support our international colleagues and help them understand our rapid transformation.
• Perform the odd magic trick but also make a few mistakes.
In your first year you will handle good news and bad, developing a real hands-on knowledge of Dyson communications in the process. What happens next is up to you…the opportunities are plentiful. It’s varied, challenging, and sometimes incredibly stretching. Of course there are some basics to cover, but in the long term, it’s as big as you make it.
You’ll have (or be expecting) at least a 2.1 degree in any subject. You’ll need outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Some experience of a busy, deadline-driven environment would be great. Experience of communications is not essential - you’ll learn by doing.
We like people who show some get-up-and-go and passion for what they do - some entrepreneurial flair is always good. A driving licence is very useful and languages are the cherry on the cake!
We’ll expect a lot from you. And no day will be the same as the last.