At Direct Line Group, we’re shaping the future. With a mission to make insurance easier and better value for our customers, we embrace change in all its richness and variety. It’s not just what we do; it’s how we do it. We bring our whole selves to work every day and embrace fresh thinking – after all, Britain is constantly changing and to protect the nation, we adapt with it.
Across our diverse brands – including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege and Green Flag – change takes many forms. We appreciate the knowledge and skills that each one of us brings to the business. It’s hard not to be inspired by the things that make us unique. Boldness, curiosity and enthusiasm go a long way. And they’re helping us transform the industry we lead.
As part of this journey, we have an exciting opportunity for a 12 month paid placement year internship within our Brand Media Public Relations Team based out of our Bromley office. If successful, we'd be looking for you to start in July if possible, please note interviews will take place in April.! We ask that the student has already completed two years of their course, this role may be suitable for a student looking to gain experience before returning back to university to complete their last year at University.
As a PR intern, you will be supporting the delivery of excellent reactive and proactive media relations service on behalf of our brands. In the past year, the Brand Media Relations team has been named:
You will work closely with the PR Managers and our Head of News to undertake operationally essential tasks to ensure media analysis and reporting is up-to-date and develop and manage relationships with key target media where relevant. Other responsibilities will include:
"Based at the company's headquarters in Bromley, South London, I have been working closely with the PR team writing press releases, taking ownership on some big campaigns, frequently meeting, speaking and liaising with journalists, working on ad hoc media enquires and regularly attending industry events. I have been lucky enough to spend time with the agencies we work with, gaining valuable insight to the industry. I have worked alongside various partners at all different levels in the organisation, building a substantial portfolio to take back to university in the process.
Working for one of the biggest insurance companies in the UK has been demanding, dynamic but deeply rewarding. Many say working for a small company in a small-time provides a more intimate and beneficial placement experience. However, I truly believe this is one of the best placement opportunities available for any student wanting to pursue a career in PR. An eye-opening experience that I will never forget.”
Closing Date: 31/03/2019
Direct Line Group are an equal opportunity employer who value diversity. We do not discriminate and we recognise and embrace that people work in different ways. We will always adapt so you have the best and most comfortable working environment. If during the recruitment process you require any reasonable adjustments, please just let us know.
Career benefits and rewards
Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer:
Who we are
Direct Line Group is an organisation with a clear mission: to make insurance much easier and better value for customers. We are one of the leading motor, home and small business insurers in the UK. We are home to some of the nation's best-known brands, including Direct Line, Churchill, Privilege, Green Flag and NIG.
Life at Direct Line Group
We recommend that you read our colleagues’ stories and ask them a question on our live discussion platform www.directlinegroupcareers.com/ask-our-people. This will help you learn more about us and be better prepared for interviews.