Sponsorship jobs may refer to two types of jobs. There are those in the field of sales or marketing in procuring sponsorship from companies. There are also those in which one gets ‘sponsored’ to do training or education, on the provision of staying at a company after or during the training in house. This article details both types of sponsorship jobs and explains how to find them.
Sales and marketing sponsorship jobs
Sales and marketing jobs
This type of sponsorship job involves the procuring of sponsorship or association from companies for the company that the person works for. Often, this sponsorship will manifest itself in having the name of the company sponsoring, splashed across visible areas of physical space, such as on buildings or advertisements in newspapers.
Promotion or advertisements on media channels
Often, it will be in the form of promotion or advertisements on media channels such as websites. For example, there are many sports marketing jobs, especially for sports teams, which give the companies great exposure in the advertising hoardings and on kit in return for large sums. There are also many types of sponsorship agency. Where to find these jobs In addition to these jobs being found on graduate recruitment sites or books or heard about through word of mouth, all of the leading job companies in the UK, such as Jobsite, Reed and Monster, advertise many sponsorship jobs. On these sites, it is possible to upload one’s CV and search for thousands and thousands of jobs daily, according to one's individual preferences. There are also many companies which specifically recruit for or advertise sponsorship jobs.
Other sponsorship jobs
Though it is happening less in the current economic climate, one can get sponsored through university education and/or training. This is done if the company is sure that the candidate and the training institution are of exceptional calibre. This will thus make the investment worthwhile. In a sense, they are outsourcing their training.
The army is a notable workforce that often sponsors prospective officers through university, in return for at least two or three years with the army.
(James Blunt did this). Teaching sponsorship jobs This is also frequently done for teacher training in the UK. The Graduate Teacher Programmer (GTP) is a common way where this is done. The student doing this works at a school for the majority of the time, while also receiving training from a university. The student is funded by a mixture of the school or college in question (usually in return for a contractual obligation of further work) and a government Quango like the Training and Development Agency (TDA).