Graduate Trainee Creative Copywriter

Graduate Trainee Creative Copywriter

Ultimate Products has evolved from a local business into a global success with a turnover now exceeding £100 million. We are a major supplier of branded consumer goods and work alongside over 300 world-class retailers to bring quality goods to market. We have offices around the world including the UK, China, Hong Kong, Germany, Holland and Belgium. Our brand portfolio has grown extensively across our 12 product divisions and our prominent brands include Beldray, Russell Hobbs, Progress and Salter.

An international PLC business, we’re committed to providing the latest trends on the consumer market and delivering an end to end service to our customers. Our retail partners include UK and international retailers such as B&M, Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys, Argos, B&Q, and TKMaxx.

At UP we pride ourselves on delivering tomorrow’s products today.

Our Roles and Development Programmes

UP provide the right candidates with multiple opportunities to develop a long standing career in a very successful company. This isn’t just a job, it’s a chance for a long term career. We have individual development programmes and training sessions to enable people to build on their existing skills in order to take on more responsibility and take that next important step within their career.

We are currently looking for people to join our Graduate Scheme with degrees in Engineering subjects to start a career development scheme to build a successful career working in a fast paced, dynamic and team orientated environment.

The Role

Do you want a role that offers you the opportunity to see your writing displayed on retailer shelves both UK-wide and worldwide? As a Graduate Trainee Creative Copywriter, you will have the opportunity to write artwork and instruction manual copy on a daily basis. You will be joining a talented team of designers and artworkers who work collaboratively with our QA and Buying teams to produce high-quality product packaging that contributes to the success of our business.

Following copy briefs and style guides to write high-quality artwork copy for product packaging available in stores worldwide
Writing, editing and producing instruction manuals by cross-referencing product specifications provided by Buying and QA with existing materials
Typesetting instruction manuals in Adobe InDesign; designing and editing visually appealing booklets that are faithful to brand guidelines
Answering language-related queries raised during the writing process; taking responsibility and ownership of grammatical and lexical choices printed on artworks
Working closely with senior members of staff, providing copy for packaging, websites and presentations for house brands
What we look for

Educated with 2:1 degree or equivalent level in a topic such as English Language
At least 6 months work experience, ideally within an office-based environment
Excellent organisational skills
Experience of writing copy
Adaptable with a “do what it takes” attitude to completing tasks within set deadlines
Hardworking and dynamic with an excellent eye for detail and creative flare
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Local to Manchester
Benefits & Perks

Competitive salary structure leading to £23k after 18 months
Staff discounts on our own and branded products
25 days holiday plus bank holidays after your first 12 months with the Company
Company contribution pension scheme
Bonus for 100 % attendance
Free eye test and contribution to lenses of up to £100
Annual Christmas parties and celebrations throughout the year
Team social events
Funded external training
The role offers a very competitive salary package, additional benefits and fantastic career progression whilst working with some of the biggest retail consumer goods brands and retailers across the World.

Another Big Year for UP

This last year has been our biggest and best year yet with over 100 jobs being offered. Ultimate Products’ have now progressed to a PLC business after floating on the London Stock Exchange and we have now opened a state of the art showroom in Germany to compliment our expansion plans into Europe. The business continues to expand globally and as such there are numerous job and career opportunities available. It is a fantastic time to join a fast paced, growing and dynamic business that puts people and product at the heart of everything that it does.

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