PR & Communications Apprentice

Expiring today

Viacom Media Networks (Europe) Limited
17-29, Hawley Crescent, London, NW1 8TT
£19,747.00 annually
08 Apr 2021
08 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
At ViacomCBS, we have an iconic portfolio of brands, like Paramount, MTV, Nickelodeon, and many more - but it's our employees that make it unique. You could be the next addition to our incredible team.

Is this for you?
  • Are you a great writer, consider yourself a perfectionist?
  • Do you love meeting and engaging with new people?
  • Are you a good team player who is eager to learn and get stuck in?
  • Are you good at multitasking?
  • Are you a recent school or college leaver not seeking to go to university?
  • Are you able to commit to an 18-month programme starting in September 2021?

What will you be doing?

This is an excellent opportunity for you to gain valuable experience in PR & Communications, working with the in-house team on all press across multiple events, projects and programming priorities. Your primary responsibility is to get involved with all PR tasks and project work across all of our major brands, giving you a huge opportunity to learn and understand how this busy world of PR works.
  • Compilation & distribution of daily press cuttings
  • Ability to skim PR stories and flag coverage and competitor PR activity
  • Liaise with internal teams regarding programming highlights and assets which then need to be drafted into a concise, monthly PR highlights document
  • Updating programming calendar
  • Helping with writing and sending press releases, biographies and media alerts when required
  • Assisting with the departments ongoing travel and accommodation bookings/coordination (for show talent)
  • Supporting and participating in (when appropriate) events and press days covered by the PR team
  • Helping update media and internal contact database
  • Management of filing systems - including press clippings and artwork
  • Updating factsheets and timelines
  • Offering team support: Newspaper/post collection & distribution, magazine filing, binding, etc, stationery orders, booking bikes and cars; drawing up contracts with freelancers
  • Finance - assisting the team with processing expenses, tracker management and raising POs
  • Minute taking
  • Liaising with in house tech department (for all department technology queries)
  • Management of publicity drive, documentation and materials

We offer an inclusive environment where you can really be yourself and find your niche. You'll get to work alongside streaming platforms you can be proud of, with content that touches millions of lives. Plus, you can learn about the things we're doing to make the industry more sustainable and enjoy lots of perks (more in 'Things to consider').

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies, we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. To ensurewe are an exemplar in the field of safeguarding individuals, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria of the role applied for; and for those who are successful in receiving an offer for roles that interact with children, completed background checks will be required prior to joining.

Should you need any support during the recruitment process, please advise your recruiter or email where we will support your request as suitably possible. Additionally, we are proud to partner with a number of incredible communities and if you have a disability or a long-term condition (including hidden conditions such as mental health, autism, dyslexia, etc) that would need an adjustment; either in the application process, the interview process, the onboarding process or day to day, our amazing partner Evenbreak can provide additional help and advice to disabled candidates who may be interested in our vacancies. Find out more at

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective communicator at all levels
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office packages and experienced in social media
  • Organised and good time management - you can juggle different activities, understanding what needs to be prioritised, and will flag if deadlines won't be met

Personal qualities

  • Genuine interest in public relations, communications or marketing
  • Diligent - you consistently ensure that you review your pieces of work and pay strong attention to detail even when things are busy
  • Always going the extra mile - to surprise and delight - to deliver brilliant work even if that means going above and beyond
  • Motivated and committed
  • Flexible and willing to learn
  • A proactive 'self-starter' - someone who takes the initiative to volunteer for tasks, is energetic in making the most of the opportunity, and offers ideas at meetings
  • Creative
  • A strong media interest

Desired qualifications

  • Ideally GCSE Grades 9-4 (A*- C) or equivalent in English Language and maths
  • 3 A Levels or equivalent is preferred

Future prospects

We cannot guarantee there will be a perm role at the end of your apprenticeship however, we regularly have suitable roles which are perfect for an apprentice to progress too. We actively encourage you to discuss this with your manager throughout your apprenticeship and career guidancewill also form part of your ongoing discussions.

Things to consider

Benefits offered:
  • A monthly streaming fund
  • All the health and financial benefits you'd expect, and some you wouldn't
  • Flexibility to own the way you work
  • Mental health activities and support
  • All manner of BBQs, socials and events
  • Work from Home
  • Discounted Food onsite
  • Life Insurance
  • Casual Dress
  • Company Events
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Private Dental Insurance options
  • Subsidised Travel
  • Wellness Programmes
  • Gym Membership options
  • Childcare options
  • Company Pension
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employee Discounts
  • Sick Pay
  • Store Discounts

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