Public Relations & Communications Level 4 Apprenticeship

Expiring today

HM Revenue & Customs
Fitz Roy House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, NG2 1BG
£16,880.00 annually
22 Apr 2021
08 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
What is the GCS Apprenticeship all about?

Our 18-month apprenticeship combines work in one or more communications teams across the Government Communication Service with academic study.

You will gain valuable work experience in communications specialisms, these could include internal communications, digital media, campaign management and strategic engagement. You can find out more about the GCS by visiting

What will I be doing as an Apprentice?

During your apprenticeship, you will be placed in a government department or public body and will be delivering against key government priorities. This might include:
  • Organising government events and visits
  • Running communications campaign using digital tools and social media to interest and engage people
  • Creating government campaigns to encourage community participation
  • Researching and analysing the needs of a variety of audiences

This is a broad reflection of the role. It is not exhaustive, and changes will be made based on departmental needs at the discretion of the relevant line manager and in conjunction with the post holder.You can find out more about our GCS Apprentices by reading blogs and news stories on our GCS website.

Who is GCS looking for?

We need people who are:
  • Interested in news stories and current affairs
  • Digitally competent
  • Excellent communicators
  • Outstanding team players
  • Organised and creative
  • Flexible and able to work under-pressure to deadlines

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Demonstrate an interest in news stories and current affairs
  • Digitally competent including the use and application of different social media platforms
  • Good interpersonal, presentation and verbal skills
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to use plain English
  • Strong administrative and organisational skills

Personal qualities

  • Goodteam player, being flexible and able to work under-pressure to tight deadlines
  • Self- starter with the ability to manage own priorities as well as self-directed learning
  • Professional
  • Organised, creative and intuitive
  • Passionate about learning and self-improvement

Desired qualifications

Candidates must have the following qualifications:
  • 5 GCSE at grades 4-9 (A*-C) or equivalent including English, with a minimum GCSE maths grade 3.
  • The equivalent of 2 A levels achieved by September 2021

Future prospects

The GCS Apprenticeship is a successful and well recognised programme across the Government Communication Service. The apprenticeship scheme aims to give you the knowledge, skills and experience you need to progress your career in communications and apply for a variety of roles across the Civil Service. The GCS will support you with career advice and coaching to help you on your journey.

Things to consider

Eligibility and Criteria:
  • Be aged 16 or older
  • Not be in full-time education
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK, to find out more please visit
  • Undertake only one apprenticeship at any one time
  • Spend at least 20% of your employed time in 'off-the-job' learning
  • Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check
  • Successful candidates must meet the relevant security requirements for their department before they can be appointed
  • Must not have a degree in a communication-related topic

Please note the GCS Apprenticeship runs across all government departments and you could be employed at any of our London locations.

First stage telephone Interviewswill take place in June Final interviews will take place via video interview across July.

Interested in finding out more? GCS will be holding a virtual open evening on Thursday 6th of Mayat 5.30pm. If you would like to find out more about this apprenticeship, please register for this event by visiting the GCS Apprentice pages on GCSwebsite or following the GCS on @UKgovcomms.

Salary Band: £16,880 - £24,491 per annum

Exact salary details to be confirmed by the hiring department and based on London and national salary bands.

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