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Santander AM are looking for a school/college leaver or graduate to become a Product Marketing Assistant Trainee.

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Product Marketing Assistant



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1 year FTC


A bit about Santander Asset Management

About us

Here at Santander Asset Management, we’re a global asset manager operating in 11 countries, with strong local roots in Europe and Latin America. We invest over €180 billion on behalf of our customers across a wide range of investments, so there’s plenty to get involved in. We’re also part of one of the largest banking groups in the world with over 200,000 employees and 133 million customers.


We’re also pleased to have received a few awards over the years that we’re really proud of. In 2017, we were awarded ‘Best Investment Management Company’ in the UK by World Finance, and we’ve been awarded the Gold Standard Award for Institutional Fund Management on 9 occasions since 2009. Our central London office is just a short walk from Regent’s Park, and has views across the London skyline.


Why join us?

If you’re looking to join a company that has a strong brand recognition and global presence, then this 12 month placement could be for you. What’s more, coaching and development is important to us at Santander Asset Management, so it’ll be a great place to start your career and grow professionally. We’re open and approachable, and you’ll need to get up to speed. You’ll be able to learn a broad range of skills and work with colleagues in a wide variety of departments who want to give you all the support across our company. The placement will offer you a brilliant opportunity to gain experience in asset management to help you secure a permanent role after finishing the programme, either at Santander Asset Management, or elsewhere. 


What we are looking for

Our placement is designed for school leavers and graduates with a can-do attitude. We’re looking for someone who is a keen learner, with a willingness to pitch in and be part of team. Key skills we’re looking for are good communication skills, the ability to work on your own (we’ll provide you with all the support you need of course), and attention to detail. We’re also keen to support further training and development for you.


Our values

We’re passionate about helping people and businesses prosper and we strive to be simple, personal and fair in everything we do (that’s our motto), so it’s a really great culture. Our culture is based on respect, where everyone is empowered to keep their promises and go above-and-beyond for our customers, colleagues and communities. If you’re ready to start your career join us in helping people and businesses prosper, there isn’t a better place to start!


An introduction to the role

We have a really exciting opportunity for a Product Marketing Assistant to join our Products Team, part of the wider Santander Asset Management UK Commercial Team. You’ll be based in our central London office which has great views across the London skyline, and you’ll play an integral part in the smooth running of this small team.

In this role you’ll be responsible for taking ownership of our technical product marketing materials including product brochures, factsheets, fund commentaries, fund reports, sales aids, and presentations. We know that sounds like a lot of jargon, but we’ll give you all the support you need to get up to speed. 


This role will report into the Product Manager, who started out where you are about 6 years ago, so they’re really well placed to coach and mentor you in this early stage of your career. You’ll gain lots of experience and skills to take forwards in your career; helping you grow and develop is important to us.


As a trainee at Santander Asset Management you will be part of the wider Investment20/20 trainee community across the industry. You will be invited to training and social events, organised by Investment20/20, to have a chance to network with 200 other trainees in the same position as you.


What you’ll be doing

§  Maintaining and updating existing product marketing materials – we’ll be counting on your attention to detail and organisation skills

§  Using your creativity to design and produce new product marketing materials as appropriate

§  Working closely with other UK marketing teams across the Santander business, as well as internal teams to coordinate input into and sign off for marketing materials

§  Delivering and implementing initiatives as part of a dynamic and fast paced environment

§  Proof reading and document checking – working to produce high quality materials

§  Record keeping and document management – meeting compliance standards of record keeping, sign offs and document reviews

§  Entrepreneurship – this role has the scope to improve the management of product marketing materials by bringing new ideas and suggestions


Knowledge, Skills & Experience



The ability to work on your own (of course we’ll provide you with all the support you need), and drive your work independently


Good communication skills – both written and spoken


The ability to work with internal and external people across our company, with strong interpersonal skills.


Competent in gathering input from various sources to draft customer marketing materials


Execution and delivery - ability to plan, manage and prioritise multiple tasks within a definitive time frame


Good attention to detail


Entrepreneurship – the ability to develop creative approaches to product marketing materials and improve existing materials and processes


A willingness to pitch in and be part of a team

Perhaps a previous internship in asset management firms, although this isn’t a must!


Good professional skills on Excel and PowerPoint, although again, this can all be learnt on the job


Qualifications / Accreditations



Excellent written and spoken skills


Good organisation skills


A willingness to study professional qualifications within the asset management industry (for example the Investment Management Certificate)



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