PR & Communications Apprentice

Weber Shandwick
Waterhouse Square 2, 140, Holborn, London, EC1N 2AE
£20,000.00 annually
23 Apr 2019
05 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Are you looking to work in the world of communications? Interested in a career in client management, social analytics, media strategy, conceptual creative, design & art direction or video production & editing? The opportunity to work with some of the world's leading brands or institution? Yes, Yes and Yes? Well come start your career in London with the world's most award-winning communications agency (#ShowingOff).

We're looking for talented communicators to join our content, integrated media, client experience and insights teams - so whether you're into graphic design, video production, social media, copywriting, strategy or analytics, client management there's an opportunity for you.

What will you be doing?
  • Participate in client meetings and presentations (as needed)
  • Manage client supplies, publications and resource materials
  • Writing a range of materials, including press releases, meeting notes, research write-ups, profiles, pitch letters
  • Building and maintaining relationships with people in other departments, such as design, finance, and IT and working effectively with them to ensure account teams are obtaining the information and support they need
  • Contribute to creative brainstorms for clients
  • Build an understanding of and relationships with the key publications, journalists, sites and influencers for your clients
  • Liaising with suppliers (e.g. designers, printers, etc.) often under tight timelines

Below is a task for ALL applicants who would like to be considered.Please send your responsesto within two days of submitting your application form.

The Challenge (one to be chosen from the list below):

Working in communications is a challenging and stimulating career but often requires creativity and outside-the-box thinking. With that in mind we have decided to theme this year's challenge around the idea of 'selling the unsellable', a tough task even with an unlimited budget. Don't worry, you probably won't be asked to do anything quite as outlandish in your work at Weber Shandwick but we'd love to see how you would go about.
  • Selling Inverness as a host city of the Olympics
  • Rebranding Blackpool as the new Ibiza

How you can do it:

We know that everyone has different strengths so we want you to answer in the way that best fits your skillset. If you're great with design then why not make a video, poster or animation? If you're a bit of a wordsmith then show us what you've got in an opinion piece or a social media post. More of a digital guru? Why not talk us through how you'd run an online campaign? Don't let us limit you though, whether it's a launch event, a publicity stunt, an advertising campaign, or something totally different we want you to respond in the way that shows us what you can bring to the table.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Demonstrates an interest in communications/design/video/social media/analytics
  • Organised and diligent - planning, preparation and attention to detail are key in this role
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and Internet browser tools (Google search, alerts, etc.)

Personal qualities

  • A phenomenal teammate- ensuring team involvement and communication at all times
  • Motivated - demonstrating energy and enthusiasm to ongoing workload and projects
  • Proactive - identifying opportunities for clients on an ongoing basis
  • Positive - contributing a positive energy to the team and prevailing optimism when working to tight deadlines and under pressure

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent is desirable
  • GCSE: 9 to 4 (formerly A* to C) in English Language or equivalent
  • GCSE: 9 to 4 (formerly A* to C) in maths or equivalent

Future prospects

  • The 18 month programme does not begin until the official induction date onto the apprenticeship
  • Future employment opportunities may be available on completion

Things to consider

  • Make sure to submit your task response detailed in the vacancy description to within two working days of submitting your application form
  • We appreciate the time taken to apply for the role and your recent interest in Weber Shandwick. We will review all applications be in touch with those who have been shortlisted to the next stage as soon as possible.Unfortunately, down to volume, we are not able to get back to everyone individually so if you have not heard back from us in a couple of weeks, you have not been successful on this occasion

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