Closed CLOSING DATE: 12/05/2019

JC Peacock and Company Ltd

Marketing Graduate

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HND, Undergraduate Degree, Postgraduate Degree

Closing Date:
Marketing market research and PR
£20,000 - £22,000
12 months
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Placement summary

We are looking for a marketing graduate to drive an exciting new project at our large facility in South Ayrshire. This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate who is ambitious, driven, confident and has a keen interest in food. We are an innovative organisation made up of passionate individuals looking to make a success of the business. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the right positive attitude as well as the willingness to learn and develop. This is a 12 month placement initially.

Job description

Project Description

We have an exciting new salt production facility at our head office in Ayrshire. Through the use of a unique and traditional method called a graduation tower, we will produce our own gourmet sea salt.  A graduation tower is widely used in Europe and is essentially a large timber frame packed with blackthorn branches and a concrete foundation which doubles as a brine holding tank.  We will use this method in combination with an evaporation pan to produce a high-end product to take to the gourmet food market.  

You must be willing and able to oversee the strategy for the growing interest in this exciting new product, building and maintaining our social media presence and devising strategies to drive these forward.

Placement Objectives

  • Plan and develop the marketing strategy surrounding our new venture.
  • Design, build and maintain our social media presence.
  • Develop new and creative growth strategies.
  • Create, co-ordinate and evaluate performance of digital marketing campaigns and assess against targets.

Role Description

We are looking for a graduate who can oversee the marketing strategy for Blackthorn Salt, planning and executing the strategy and campaigns to ensure development and growth of our new product. You will be expected to design and build our social media presence, devise strategies to drive traffic to the relevant sites and create new and exciting growth strategies.  They will use strong analytical ability to evaluate our customer experience across the multiple channels and touch points.


Ideally, you will have an HND or Degree in marketing or business related subject.

Skills / Experience

Essential Skills

  • Excellent understanding of marketing techniques
  • Commercial awareness
  • Communication, interpersonal and team-working skills
  • Creativity, innovation, initiative and imagination
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Analytical and numerical skills
  • A love of food
  • Flexibility when it comes to task management

Desirable Skills

  • Good organisational skills
  • Knowledge of media trends
  • Strong marketing channel knowledge
  • The ability to think strategically
  • An eye for detail
  • A likeable personality


Company benefits

 Company bonus scheme and health scheme.

Placement benefits

As part of your ScotGrad placement, you will be able to participate in a couple of training courses mainly online, and one classroom based. The courses are themed around environmental management and quality standards and will provide you with knowledge and skills which will enhance your current and future skills.

ScotGrad placements also offer a unique opportunity to connect with a vast network of graduates and ScotGrad alumni. All graduates appointed through the programme are encouraged to make use of the ScotGrad LinkedIn group to communicate with other ScotGrad participants, learn about any professional development opportunities and build up a professional network.

Additional information




Company information

Peacock Salt are the largest distributor of salt in the UK.  With over 14,000 uses, salt is one of, if not the most diverse mineral on the planet and as a large scale salt supplier we are both knowledgeable and flexible enough to source products which cover most of these uses.  We are a key supplier of de-icing salt and winter equipment, granular and tablet water softeners, industrial and aquaculture salts, pharmaceutical salts and have an extensive range of food salt covering everything from cooking and curing to cheese-making.

We have 145 years of experience, making us by far the oldest salt company in the UK, and one of the oldest in the world.  We pride ourselves in maintaining strong relationships with our customers ranging from private individuals, large and small businesses, private operators and local authorities.  We pride ourselves on our strong work ethic, continuous innovation and focus on quality and now have over 14,000 customers on our database.

Food and Drink

Company website: www.peacocksalt.co.uk