Higher Level 4 PR Apprentice

£14,000.00 annual salary
10 Mar 2017
02 Apr 2017
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The successful candidate will possess a drive to succeed, be a highly motivated self-starter with an enquiring mind. You will have an interest in technology and communications, with an ability to write well and be organised. This role will suit someone who has a desire to start a career in PR and/or marketing.

Based at Bubble & Squeak's Pinewood Studio office in Buckinghamshire, the successful Junior Account Executive role would work across a number of accounts, giving them a good introduction to working within a busy PR and marketing communications agency. The role offers the chance to develop a strong understanding of the media landscape, marketing tools, and skills to raise brand awareness for clients.

Account responsibilities
  • Update client trackers on weekly basis
  • Monitor/scan for coverage, log and inform relevant client
  • Maintain and update press lists
  • Regularly read target media including newspapers, magazines, online sites and blogs for possible opportunities for clients
  • Attend client meetings and provide tradeshow support where necessary
  • Update and inform team of relevant/upcoming editorial features
  • Prepare reports for clients
  • Pitch client news, features and interviews to target media
  • Drafting, gaining approval and distributing content to target media

Company responsibilities
  • Attend various industry events and networking events
  • Adhoc administration duties
  • Build media relationships
  • Contribute to Bubble & Squeak's social media and online presence
  • Fully participate in company brainstorms and ideas creation
  • Be present at new business pitches when necessary
  • Establish professional relationships with colleagues in other offices
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Knowledge of social media and other online tools
  • Be organised and can work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Good spoken and written communications skills
  • Articulate and ensure all work is completed in a timely manner
  • Ability to build relationships internally and externally
  • Professional with a good understanding of business
Personal qualities
  • Confident team player who can adapt easily to different situations
  • Flexible and willing to learn
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Motivated and committed
  • A ‘self-starter' - someone who will use their initiative, be energetic and make the most of the opportunity
Qualifications required
  • Minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent
  • GCSE A*- C in English or equivalent
  • Some business experience
Future prospects Permanent roles may be available depending on performance. To gain promotion to a full-fledged account executive, the successful candidate must complete and exceed objectives set by their line-manager and Bubble & Squeak's Managing Director.

Things to consider The Junior Account Executive will be offered a fantastic package including: o The basic salary - plus discretionary bonus o 20 days' holiday plus a birthday day and Christmas period closure break o Training and development programme o Mobile phone o Laptop