Marketing Placement Opportunities 2021/22

Closing date for submissions: 13 March 2021

Plymouth - 1 Year - £17,400

At GOSS our mission is to ensure our clients maximise their online potential.  We do this by harnessing the best internet technologies to deliver innovative solutions that enhance customer experience, reduce costs, and provide a competitive advantage. To do this we have to stay on the leading edge of technology and innovation.

The GOSS Digital Platform helps to drive digital transformation within a wide range of public and private sector organisations across the UK, and each week more than 3 million people experience our work. Building software at scale is fun, challenging and changing constantly. We have helped our clients deliver new online services to their citizens including ferry disruptions, improved waste collection solutions as well complex integration into various 3rd party systems.

We are looking for placement students to join our team.

The Role

We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic and hard-working placement student with a keen interest in marketing, PR and social media. You will join our friendly, innovative and growing team, currently more than 60 people, based at our offices in Plymouth overlooking Dartmoor. During your placement, and under the guidance of the Marketing Manager, you will provide support and assistance in delivering the day-to-day marketing tasks and projects at GOSS. You will also play an important part in creating and distributing marketing communications externally to our audiences in local and central government, police and healthcare. During your placement you will work closely with various teams at GOSS including those in Sales, Creative and Product Management.

Over the course of your placement your responsibilities will include the planning, creating, and scheduling monthly marketing content across various channels including email and social media as well as writing blog posts about the various themes applicable to GOSS's audiences. You will be creating marketing emails using our marketing automation system to promote GOSS and writing and posting engaging social media content across our social media platforms. You will help investigate and organise potential industry exhibitions and conferences. You will have involvement in updating and bringing consistency to the GOSS brand and product portfolio whilst also researching and analysing market, industry and competitor trends with a view to help inform the overall GOSS product strategy. You will also contribute to maintaining an accurate and up-to-date database of clients and prospects in-line with GDPR using our CRM system.

The Person

We are looking for somebody who is studying towards a degree based in marketing and communications. This person may also have had experience in delivering marketing, advertising, communications and/or social media campaigns. The chosen candidate should also be able to demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, have a confident ability in research and data analytics, and possess high attention to detail and a need for consistency

What's it like to do your placement and to work at GOSS?

Dominic Youel, a Plymouth Uni graduate, who did his placement with GOSS and now works as a permanent member of the team, said: 

​"My mentor is excellent, and I have learned a huge amount. I've been encouraged to use my creativity. It's a very relaxed place to work. Everyone sat around me is highly experienced and free cake is startlingly common. Oh, and one afternoon, I saw a huge herd of deer grazing outside my window - not many software companies can offer that!"


GOSS was founded in 1999, and today comprises over 60 great people. We are a growing software business based on the edge of Dartmoor. Our clients range from the public sector (Police Forces and Government) to private sector brands such as Brittany Ferries & Caledonian MacBrayne.

At GOSS, our values help us to achieve our goals as well as contributing to making GOSS a great place to work and develop.

  • We treat GOSS like it is our company.  We take ownership for getting things done.  Each of us is responsible for the quality of everything we do.
  • We work together as one team, committed to and focused on achieving our company's core objectives and delivering value to our clients and their customers.
  • We enjoy what we do and we always operate with respect and trust, in an ethical way.
  • We value innovation and creativity.  Every experience is a learning opportunity.
  • We actively support our communities through various events such as charity events and local industry talks


  • Flexible working hours and location
  • 31 days holiday including Bank Holidays, increasing by 1 day for each full year of service up to a maximum of 36 days
  • Company performance bonus
  • Long service award 
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity package
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to reduced rate fitness scheme
  • Free refreshments



To apply, complete our short application form and upload your CV which you can find below. If you have any great examples of your recent work, please include a link and brief description alongside your application.


Initial interviews will be via telephone/Microsoft Teams with our Marketing Manager. If successful you will be invited to attend an interview at the GOSS offices in Plymouth or online via Microsoft Teams, which will last approximately 1 hour.

Applications from candidates living outside of the UK will be considered for the position provided the candidates can demonstrate that they are eligible to work in the UK.

GOSS is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. This means that decisions concerning recruitment will be based on the needs of the business and not any assumptions based on sex, race, age, disability, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, married or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

Due to the large volume of applications GOSS receive, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of applying, on this occasion its likely that you have been unsuccessful in your application.

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