Brand Communications Assistant

(Undergraduate Internship/Placement Year – 12 months)

Welcome to Kia UK!


About Us

Kia UK is a leading automotive brand offering one of the industry’s largest range of models across multiple vehicle segments, and is the fourth most popular UK car brand in 2023. With more than 190 Kia dealerships across the country, Kia is now widely known for its advanced electrified products offering the technology of tomorrow, today. Spearheading this charge are award-winning products including the fully electric EV6 – Kia’s first dedicated electric vehicle – and the pioneering EV9.


Kia UK has consistently grown for over 30 years, supported by bold design, quality products and ever-evolving customer service. By 2027, the brand aims to offer no less than nine fully electric vehicles in the UK, a positive step towards becoming a leading global sustainable mobility solutions provider.


The Role

The Brand Communications Assistant provides support to the Brand Communication team and facilitates the smooth operation of the department, contributing to the long-term growth of the business.


Responsibilities include:

  • Act as the central point of contact for the Brand Communications team, being the first port of call for other departments and our agency partners.

  • Contribute to the creation of national and dealer marketing communication materials including TV, radio, cinema, outdoor, digital, social, POS (and much more).

  • Support the Brand Communications Manager and Marketing Executive in new model launch campaigns and quarterly sales programmes.

  • Lead on performance reporting, gathering results and insights from relevant stakeholders to supply to senior leadership and the wider global organisation.

  • Assist with managing large budgets, reconciling against marketing activity.

  • Liaise with other marketing teams (such as Web, CRM, Events, Fleet and Product), as well as various agencies to ensure consistency of process and clear outputs.

The Team

The Marketing team is run with a high-performance culture, operating with genuine collaboration, clear communication, setting high standards and leading by example. We invest heavily in our employees, and you will be fully supported throughout your internship with us. You will gain a huge amount of experience, knowledge and technical skill to set you up for a successful career, and we pride ourselves on retaining great talent – in fact, we have hired several previous interns after they have completed the final year of their degree.


About You

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Studying a relevant degree (e.g. a Business or Marketing related subject)

  • Able to work effectively within a team and independently.

  • Passionate and hard-working, open to developing knowledge and skills.

  • Proactive, taking the initiative to develop fresh approaches and new solutions.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A high level of attention to detail.

  • A positive, can-do attitude.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • Good organisation skills.

  • Full driving licence (requirement for Product Marketing roles)


The Benefits

  • £20,000 salary

  • 24 days annual leave + Bank Holidays

  • Hybrid working (2 days a week remote working)

  • Employee car scheme

  • Onsite chef (free lunch every day)

  • Private medical care & annual health check

  • Private dental care

  • Income protection, critical illness protection & life assurance

  • Pension with significant employer contribution

  • Social events (Spring Ball, Christmas events, social activities) and weekly sports clubs

  • Opportunity to get involved with our charity partners


The Location

The Kia UK Head Office is based in Walton-on-Thames, just a 5 minute walk from the station. We also have plenty of on-site parking for drivers, including EV charging ports.


There is step-free access throughout the building, but please let us know if you require any additional accessibility support and we will cater to your needs as best we can.


The Process

Step 1: Apply using the link below

Step 2: Attend a remote video interview

Step 3: Attend an in-person assessment centre at our Head Office


At Kia, we are committed to employing the best-qualified people and provide equal opportunity for the advancement of employees including promotion and training and thereby not discriminating against any person because of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or disability.

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This role is based in our head office in Walton on Thames. Can you confirm that this is a feasible commute from where you reside or that you are willing to relocate?
Are you currently studying a 4 year sandwich degree course with a 1 year placement opportunity?
Do you have the Right to Work in the UK?