Business Development Assistant - Tech Start-Up - Paid Internship - Central London

Inspiring Interns
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a tech start-up, currently consisting of seven people, building a service that allows people to access expert knowledge on demand. 

The company is strongly funded by angel and venture capital and the team has a strong track history in technology. The CEO is highly reputed in the industry and successfully sold his previous start-up to one of the world’s largest Internet companies.

A truly exciting and potentially life changing opportunity for a graduate with an open mind and strong work ethic.

This is a 3month paid internship offering NMW, followed by a permanent role all being well. 

How you can expect to spend your day;

Looking for a business development assistant to support the merchants and clients using their on-demand advice service, which provides customers with instant and affordable access to high-quality expertise.

With expert advisors from various sectors including academic tutors, chefs, personal trainers, doctors, plus other professions, their customers are people who are looking for a quick answer from a real expert they can trust.

You’ll report to the Business Development Manager and work alongside several other business development interns.

You’ll ideally have experience in customer- or client-facing communications, technology start-ups, or related business functions such as customer service, marketing or sales. However, aptitude is more important than experience.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wishes to join a technology start-up with high growth potential. Your role and responsibilities will likely evolve at a fast pace and you’ll be working in an environment that’s comfortable, collaborative and focused.

  • Process, filter and respond to customer enquiries as appropriate, using our online support platform, but also email and other communication channels as required.
  • Assist with our monthly payment processes and any other operational needs for our merchants.
  • Help manage our merchant communications and liaise with the business and development teams when necessary to communicate and prioritise bugs, issues and feature requests.
  • Research, source, recruit, manage and train merchants in how our service works and encourage their engagement with our application.

The ideal intern’s personality and qualifications;

  • Articulate with strong verbal and written communications
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently, diligently and efficiently
  • Previous experience in start-ups or technology is desirable but not essential
  • Previous experience in marketing, sales, communications or business development is desirable but not essential