Chris Meah, Marketing Placement Student
12 Month Placement in Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, Havant
As a Marine Solutions Marketing Placement student I have been involved in supporting the marketing activities within Marine Solutions for various business lines as well as providing global support for Europe, Africa and the Americas. Wärtsilä is a truly global organisation, operating in over 70 countries, (so you are always kept busy) it provides a great opportunity to meet new people, build relationships and network.
During my time at Wärtsilä I have been involved in the planning and implementing of various product launches targeted in locations such as China, US, Japan, Greece and Spain. This also includes supporting the planning of global exhibitions, conferences and customers seminars, from personalising and send email invitations, to being present at the stands, as well as analysing the success of the event.
I feel having a year’s experience as a professional has drastically improved my CV and employability. I also feel skills such as cross-culture marketing awareness (understanding cultures, traditions, utilising the local resources and communication channels to effectively target customers), creative writing, communication Skills, time Management, problem solving. I didn’t quite realise just how full on a fulltime role would be, it has given me structure, makes you much more organised and disciplined which has really given me a strong work ethic.