Vacancy Details

Healthy Eating Brand Development Intern at Dr Wills - Exclusive to UCL Summer Internship Scheme
Location: London
Position: Sales
Salary: £9.75 per hour (London Living Wage)
Date Posted: 20 March 2017
Vacancy Type: UCL Internship
Job Description:
Company: Doctor Wills
Job title: Healthy Eating Brand Development Intern
Job type: Summer Internship
Location: Loughborough Street, London SE11 5RB
£9.75 Per hour (London Living Wage)

Duration: 6 weeks full-time either from 12th June - 21st July, or from 10th July - 18th August
Application Deadline: 2pm Monday 3rd April 2017
The Company

Dr Will’s are taking on the sauce market with a range of no refined sugar sauces: Tomato Ketchup, Beetroot Ketchup and BBQ Sauce. Shocked that a decent dollop of normal ketchup contains around two teaspoons of sugar - a third of the daily maximum advised by the World Health Organisation - the Dr Will’s team decided to develop a new range of sauces themselves, with no added sugars, no sweeteners, no preservatives and nothing artificial.

Dr Will’s Sauces are the result of a year of extensive R&D. Pre-market consumer testing was met with huge enthusiasm - not only were people delighted at the taste of the new sauce, but also in the knowledge that it wasn’t saturated with sugar and salt. This feedback encouraged the Dr Will’s team to forge ahead and bring their product to the market.

Hidden sugars are now struggling to remain hidden, with increased media coverage highlighting the problem and consumers becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of too much sugar. The World Health Organisation now advises adults to consume a maximum of 25g, or six teaspoons, a day.

Dr Will’s was established in January 2016, and first launched into stores in July 2016. It is currently available in a range of independent delis across the country and online at Dr Will’s has been successful in winning a number of entrepreneurship competitions; The London Entrepreneurs Challenge and The George Farha New Venture award and was selected as a national finalist for ‘The Pitch 2016’ competition.
Aims of the internship

At Dr Will's an intern will experience the highs (and lows) of working life within a start-up. We are a young, dynamic and hardworking team, having members of staff with experienced in multiple different business areas, from whom there will be much to learn. Dr Will's is steadily growing and there will be opportunities to work in sales, marketing, and digital media.

DrWill’s is growing quickly, but as a young brand we always need help to increaseour brand awareness, we hope an intern will;


Becomethe brand – spread passion for the brand by becoming involved in field sales

Getpeople tasting – undertake sampling sessions in large retailers

Getpeople buying – Drive traffic to the point of purchase

Getpeople talking – Assist our marketing team with social media scheduling,posting and copy writing

Activities, duties and responsibilities

Activitieswill include attending meetings with trade buyers, assisting and eventuallyrunning sampling sessions, promoting the Dr Will’s brand to stores and otherpotential customers.


Wewould forsee a project running within a particular geographical area of London,where we would analyse which stores and outlets were appropriate and thenexplore means of securing them as suppliers. This would involve field and onlineresearch, and success will be measured by brand uptake within the chosengeographical area.

Skills and Experience that would be useful for this internship

Confidence,drive, creativity and excellent communication skills are essential, a passionfor healthy eating is desirable.

Please note: If you are successful in being made an offer from the company for this internship, you will need to complete an Internship Agreement Letter and return this to UCL Careers before the internship starts.
Benefits and tangible skills/ experience the intern will gain by the end of the internship
  • First hand experience of working within a small driven start up
  • Invaluable experience in sales and marketing
  • The ability to analise and approach different retail verticals
  • Experience of pitching to major retailers
  • Organisational skills
Dr Will's are based in a large, contemporary co-working space 10 minutes walk from Vauxhall underground station in London. Here we have the opportunity to mix with a variety of other businesses. There are weekly breakfasts provided as well as Friday evening food and drinks. There is also an on-site gym.

This opportunity is part of the UCL Careers Summer Internship Scheme. Part of the wage for the successful intern is provided by Santander Universities, but the successful intern will be paid the full amount through the host company's payroll as normal.


Note: By applying for this vacancy below, you confirm that you are a current UCL student, recent UCL graduate or member of UCL research staff only. You must submit a cover letter tailored specifically to this role as part of the application.

Due to the high amount of interest that we receive for each of our roles, we will unfortunately be unable to respond to each application individually. Only successful applicants will be contacted directly by the recruiter offering this vacancy.

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