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Marketing Executive Apprentice with M&G plc

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
£22000.00 per annum - 35 hours per week
Closing date
22 Apr 2023

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Duration of Apprenticeship:

 14 months fixed term contract

Job Description:


At M&G our focus is on ensuring positive customer outcomes (financial and customer experience) and keeping our customers at the heart of everything we do. As such we have a responsibility to ensure this ethos flows through all our direct customer touchpoints. This is now more important than ever given the introduction of the Consumer Duty directive from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in 2023.

The Marketing Team sits within our Retail and Savings function. UK Marketing Team focuses on the development of the customer and adviser websites (non-advised), customer journeys, oversight of our customer literature suite, and provide assistance and communications to support project or business changes impacting end customers.

Your daily activities may include (but are not limited to):


  • Assisting the Marketing Managers who are responsible for the production and maintenance of core marketing collateral across various formats, ensuring the consistency of materials within the overall brand guidelines
  • Supporting other internal marketing projects
  • Supporting the delivery of the UK Channel marketing plan in line with the overall strategy and objectives of the business
  • Delivering reporting against performance indicators and budget on a regular basis to monitor effectiveness
  • Creating new market communication tools with a focus on digital assets including brochures, infographics, video, podcasts and social
  • Collaborating and working together with other UK Marketing colleagues, central marketing teams and key stakeholders across the business develop and deliver the material and campaigns
  • Attending meetings and documenting minutes and actions
  • Ensuring that all marketing activities comply with regulatory requirements


Training Provided:

 As a Business Admin Apprentice with BPP, you will undertake the Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship. The apprenticeship will be delivered through a blend of live online learning, pre-recorded lectures, and face to face inductions and masterclasses


Qualification Requirements:

 As a minimum, candidate will have either 5 National 5s or 2 Highers with good grades in Maths and English (A-C). Alternatively, you will have 2 years of work experience in financial services industry


Personal Qualities & Skills:


  • Confident communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to deal with clients and provide strong customer service.
  • Efficient and proactive. Ability to manage processes and coordinating with different people often within tight deadlines.
  • High level of accuracy and good attention to detail.
  • Structured approach to work and very well organised. Strong time management skills (working with checklists & time blocking tools).
  • Ability to prioritise to effectively manage day to day work, alongside apprenticeship qualification.
  • Moderate understanding of the MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • A proactive team player who is confident about working with others but also independently and can promptly escalate any issue and work remotely where required.
  • Logical and analytical approach coupled with intelligence, passion and a drive to learn.
  • Ability to formulate own opinions by thinking analytically about problems, thinking “outside the box” to resolve issues where required.
  • Empathy and good listening skills.

We are looking for a confident individual with a positive outlook, can-do attitude and aspiration to want to progress.

The successful applicant will have strong desire to learn and a genuine interest in business or marketing or the financial services industry.

Applicants who succeed with us are self-motivated, capable of building and maintaining relationships and work effectively as part of a team.

The applicant would ideally have an inquisitive nature and be curious.

 Future Prospects:

This is a fixed term contract for 14 months upon which the business may decide to retain, subject to the Apprentice performance, headcount and available funding. If recruited into a permanent role, the individual will follow the career progression applicable to the specific role/department.



About BPP Professional Apprenticeships

BPP is one of the UK’s largest providers of professional apprenticeship training. They work closely with some of the UK’s leading employers including RBS, EY and Starbucks to create unique opportunities for apprentices.

Who Are BPP Professional Apprenticeships?

BPP have been delivering professional qualifications for over 40 years. Training over 80,000 leaners each year, across areas including law, management, accountancy, insurance, banking, nursing, healthcare and more.

What BPP Professional Apprenticeships Offers

BPP's programmes are developed in partnership with employers and respected professionals. Their programmes offer recognised professional qualifications, with a clear pathway from one level to the next – all the way up to chartered status. Regardless of position, almost anyone can get involved. From entry-level talent, to the most senior leaders. Through an apprenticeship you’ll have the opportunity to develop a stronger, wider and deeper skill set. 


Once you’re on your apprenticeship, you will be surrounded by BPP’s experts. Including dedicated Coaches who will support you through your journey, and Tutors who will provide their expertise on your chosen course. BPP’s flexible delivery blends digital learning with a face-to-face approach, and in some cases peer-to-peer learning, to help minimise disruption in your working environment.

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