Business Development Intern with Luminous Creative

Luminous Creative are a boutique, Edinburgh-based design company that believe ‘Agency standard’ design needn’t cost the earth. They are passionate about helping businesses communicate more clearly and increase their market reach through print and online media.

Location: Edinburgh
£7.65 per hour, part time for 3 months.
Immediate start.

Luminous’ track record of quality design, exemplary care and expert advice is proven by high client retention, recommendations and glowing testimonials. They work with multinational corporations, local organisations and growing entrepreneurs. 

Luminous are now ready to take the next step and grow their business… and they need your business expertise to help them. 

Working as a Business Development Intern the successful candidate will:

  • Review Luminous’ current business plan and day-to-day organisation to identify strengths, weaknesses and solutions
  • Develop a new strategy to grow the business so Luminous can grow and employ new staff
  • Identify potential markets and help Luminous develop a clear strategy to engage them
  • Recommend key performance indicators and evaluate the effect of all things implemented
  • Review customer experience from initial awareness to client retention
  • Review and improve Luminous’ social media strategy


The ideal candidate will be professional, ambitious and hard working with a background in business or marketing plus an interest in the creative sector. Friendly and articulate you will have excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to write professional reports. Experience of developing business plans plus an understanding of online marketing, especially social media campaigns will be essential.

You should have strong organisational skills and be able to prioritise your workload. You should have strong IT skills, including MS Office applications. Candidates should have a flexible approach to work and be motivated to work independently and as part of a small team.

Please note, although Luminous is a design company, this internship is not an opportunity for a design graduate to gain experience as a designer.


Closing date for applications is 21 September 2014, 5pm. Interviews will take place on 10 October 2014.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. All applications must be submitted by 5pm on the closing date. State a. your availability and b. relevant information on your skills/experience pertaining to the job spec. We do NOT accept e-mail applications that have not gone through our online application unless otherwise stated.