Public Relations Communications Apprentice

5, Dominus Way, Leicester, LE19 1QW
£136.50 per week
23 May 2019
06 Jun 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Communications Apprentice(PR):

Join NEBOSH, the world's leading provider of health and safety qualifications, at an exciting time. As we approach our 40th anniversary we're looking for a Communications Apprentice who will support us to embrace the creative ideas to communicate with our stakeholders around the world.

What you'll be doing:-

As a member of our supportive and friendly Marketing and Communications team, we'll help you to start your career with the PR Apprenticeship. You'll be using your exceptional writing skills to get involved in a range of activities, including:

  • Writing news articles and press releases
  • Proof reading and editing copy
  • Liaising with external copywriters and PR agency
  • Liaising with editors of industry publications
  • Collating and analysing media coverage
  • Implementation of internal communications plan
  • Supporting Marketing colleagues to deliver regular e-newsletters
  • Supporting colleagues from all teams with their communications needs

Social media:
  • Content generation for NEBOSH's social media channels
  • Day-to-day running of NEBOSH's corporate social media accounts, using HootSuite software
  • Responding to online queries and comments
  • Researching and developing social media advertising
  • Collating analytics to inspire future developments
  • Developing campaign ideas
  • Liaising with design colleagues to develop complementary visuals

  • Using our Content Management System to update and add website content
  • Making recommendations for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Researching and planning Pay Per Click (PPC) campaigns

As you progress through your Apprenticeship we expect that you'll show the skills and attitude needed to take on more responsibilities and autonomy within the role and make a real impact to our business,establishing yourself as the 'go to' person for communications support.

About you:

Although you're at the start of your communications career, we'd like you to play a key part in creatingexciting new content that will engage our audiences.

Ideally you will:
  • Have great copy writing skills
  • Be able to make your way around a range of social media channels
  • Have customer-facing experience; you'll be engaging with lots of people so the ability tocommunicate - both written and verbal - with a range of people is important
  • Be confident using Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Be able to manage your time effectively to meet work deadlines and complete the study requiredfor your Apprenticeship
  • Be entitled to work in UK and have held UK residency for at least 3 years
  • Have a GCSE grade 9-4 (A-C) in maths and English or equivalent

Other benefits:
  • 25 days' annual leave
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Healthcare and cash plan
  • Death in service

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Knowledge of email marketing platforms
  • Social media analytics
  • Content Management Systems
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Customer service skills; able to communicate online and/or in person with a range of people
  • Work experience within a Marketing function
  • Able to carry out social media analytics
  • Use of Content Management Systems

Personal qualities

  • Demonstrates drive and determination
  • Decision making skills
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, with a collaborative approach
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Willingness to work within the values of the organisation
  • Excellent customer facing skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to write for a range of audiences in plain English
  • Ability to check own work and that of others
  • Creative writing skills
  • Professional and confident telephone manner
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Judgement skills
  • Creativity
  • Continuous improvement ethos
  • Proven organisation skills with the ability to manage and prioritise a variety of tasks to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Detail orientated and focused
  • Willingness to occasionally work unsociable hours

Desired qualifications

Have a GCSE grade 9-4 (A-C) in maths and English or equivalent.

Future prospects

Gain membership to professional Public Relations body.

Things to consider

Full driving licence and access to a vehicle due to the nature of the role (may need to travel to other sites).

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