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Start up Direct

Start up Direct

Start up Direct

Startup Direct provides funding, mentoring and support to start up businesses. Based in the heart of London’s start up community in Shoreditch our office is a great environment to work and our Frid...


London, United Kingdom

13 Jun 2014

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Compensation details:
£8.50 per hour

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Financial Services
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Entrepreneurial internship

Entrepreneurial internship supporting the next generation of start up businesses

London, United Kingdom

Applicants are required to hold the relevant Visas/Work Permits

Compensation details:
£8.50 per hour

Job Type:
Entry Level
Escape Factors:
Exciting Brand
Business Development
Customer Service
Events Management
Project Management
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Startup Direct provides funding, mentoring and support to start up businesses. We are located in the heart of London’s start up community in Shoreditch. Our office is a great environment to work and our Friday ping pong tournament is not to be missed.

Start up Direct is the founding delivery partner for the governments Start up Loans initiative. Chaired by James Caan, it aims to promote entrepreneurship and boost enterprise growth in the UK by helping to start up 50,000 businesses over the next five years by providing funding and a range of business support services. Startup Direct is also a member of Youth Business International.

To help achieve our ambitious goals of supporting 1000’s of entrepreneurs over the coming years, we are looking for an intern to support the team over the summer months.The primary focus of this role is to provide assistance to both the business advisors and mentor manager where required. Working within a high-profile startup itself, the successful candidate needs to be able to work autonomously and be keen to learn about the startup scene.  

Key responsibilities 
• Responding to telephone and email queries
• Ad hoc admin duties 
• Assisting in the organisation of local events and workshops
• Attend networking events to help promote Startup Direct
• Researching great events for the team to attend/sponsor
• Sit in on workshops and events to learn and also assist where required 
• Undertake other tasks as directed by the line manager

Knowledge and experience  
• Proficient in Microsoft Outlook 
• Medium level Excel skills
• Experience making and receiving business calls

Competencies and behaviours 
• Excellent organisational and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Fluent in English written and spoken
• Ability to operate in a dynamic working environment, handling multiple tasks
• Self-starter and strong team player 
• Ability to manage priorities 
• Adaptable & resourceful An Entrepreneurial & business mind set

Where – Shoreditch in the heart of tech city
How Long – Initially a 3 month internship that could be extended depending on circumstances and the candidates ability

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