Closed CLOSING DATE: 15/06/2017

Windswept Brewing Co Ltd

Digital Marketing Assistant

HNC, HND, Undergraduate Degree

Closing Date:
Marketing market research and PR
£8.50 per hour
12 weeks
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Placement summary

Windswept Brewing Co Ltd, an award winning craft brewery based in Moray, has an exciting 12 week digital marketing placement opportunity.  We are looking for a student who is creative with knowledge of social media and marketing principles to assist us in raising awareness of our brand through digital and social media platforms.  

Job description

Project Description

The successful candidate will support the development of a 12-24 month digital marketing strategy that will enhance the brand and the brand image in both UK and international markets as well as within the brewery.   

The preferred start date is 26th of June 2017 however this is flexible and depending on the successful candidate’s availability.

For informal enquiries regarding this position please contact Nigel Tiddy,  Managing Director, T: 07899 891575, E: nigel@windsweptbrewing.co.uk  

This position is part funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the European Regional Development Fund.

Placement Objectives

To raise awareness of the brand through digital and social media platforms. 

Role Description

Specific tasks of the placement will include:

  • Provide an overview on the current use of social media and how the brand is projected,  what works well and what needs a different approach;
  • Develop and implement a short term plan to put in place quick fixes;
  • Assist with the development of a clear social media strategy to be implemented during the rest of the placement and continued over the next 12 -24 Months;
  • Begin implementation and training of staff on social media strategy.


Open to all current HNC, HND and undergraduate degree students who will return to their studies after the summer. Qualifications related to marketing/digital marketing or international marketing would be preferred, however other candidates will be considered provided they have the required skills.

Skills / Experience

Essential Skills

  1. Knowledge of social media and marketing principles
  2. IT skills – Office and website development
  3. Ability to work to deadlines
  4. Good interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
  5. Creative
  6. Strong team player
  7. Confident
  8. Committed to project completion


Desirable Skills

  1. Proactive
  2. Commercial awareness
  3. Organisation skills
  4. Interpret complex information
  5. Solve problems
  6. Interest in craft beer sector


Company benefits

The student will be encouraged to attend any seminars held in the area relating to the project and will have a beer allowance each month for research and marketing purposes.

Placement benefits

As part of the ScotGrad Student Placement Programme, you will have access to a tailored graduate business skills training course. ScotGrad placements also offer a unique opportunity to connect with a vast network of students/ graduates and ScotGrad alumni. All students appointed through the programme are encouraged to use the ScotGrad LinkedIn group to communicate with other ScotGrad participants, learn about any professional development opportunities, including any relevant networking events and build up a professional network.

Additional information

Lossiemouth, Moray


Company information

Since launching in 2012, Windswept Brewing Co. has already won numerous awards for its craft beers.  Keen to share their passion for brewing, Al Read & Nigel Tiddy, former RAF pilots, decided to take their craft to the next level.

We deliver direct to outlets across Moray, the Highlands, Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh and Glasgow.  We also have distributions covering the rest of the UK.  We are currently exporting beer across 6 European countries and Canada and, with a dedicated export manager, we plan to expand further into global markets.

Food and Drink

Company website: www.windsweptbrewing.com