I recently did some work experience, and the manager who was based overseas was very impressed with the work I had done, and mentioned that he would 'certainly be in touch if any position opened up for you'.
A new position has finally opened up, but since the work experience placement was over a year ago, I do not believe he may have remembered due to the number of staff he deals with (over 5000+).
What would be the best way to approach something like this. Is there any way I can send him an email and give him a heads up of me applying for the position, or gain his recommendation? Or should I ask if I can send in my application to him directly? I have not sent in any application yet - therefore, I do not believe it would duplicate with checking the status of an application. How can I check the status of an application if I haven't submitted an application yet?