Digital PR & Communications Apprentice

Hanover Communications
70, Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8BT
£20,000.00 - £22,000.00 annually
21 Apr 2021
15 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
The Junior Account Executive will provide support in high-quality digital services for client accounts across a variety of sectors including healthcare, media, technology, manufacturing, sport, food & drink, and financial services.

Our mission is to provide reputation and issues and crisis management advice with 'uncommon sense' to corporate customers in an uncertain world.

The successful candidate will join a team of bright consultants who know their stuff and aren't afraid to challenge the status quo. Your ideas will be backed by data and research, which we put at the core of our problem-solving, while using analytics to uncover insights that lead to winning strategies.

  • Support with digital communications across client accounts including producing digital strategies, audits, digital content and reporting
  • Provide timely and relevant social media monitoring and compiling reports for clients
  • Draft high-quality social and web content, and use creative thinking to design and produce engaging assets
  • Work closely with other team members across a variety of levels and across the Hanover group
  • Build relationships with clients
  • Use various listening tools to monitor, create reports and add-value to current clients
  • Support the activation of paid media across channels
  • Keep up to date on digital platform trends and news and look for opportunities to share with wider team and clients
  • Conduct value-add research and produce quality intelligence reports for existing clients and sector specific new business meetings as required
  • Collaborate on media relations and liaison, understand the PR and media relations landscape to inform your role
  • Support the development of PR and digital media campaigns for clients
  • Draft client meeting agendas and effective action notes from internal account meetings
  • Contribute towards marketing activity to promote Hanover
  • Contribute towards a positive, thriving and driven culture as part of the digital team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Demonstrable interest in digital media, industry news and platform developments
  • An interest in and awareness of digital communications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and highly organised
  • Effective time management and strong organisational skills
  • Experience of working collaboratively as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Motivated and committed
  • Flexible and willing to learn
  • A proactive 'self-starter'who takes the initiative
  • Creative

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grades 9-4 (A*- C) or equivalent in English Language and maths
  • Minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent is preferred
  • Graduates must have studied a degree which is completely different to PR, Communications, Journalism or Advertising degrees

Future prospects

  • The potential career path of a successful applicant will form part of discussions during theapprenticeship - future employment opportunities within Hanover Communications may be available on completion

Things to consider

In addition to a competitive salary, your core benefits package will include:
  • An annual performance-related bonus plus additional bonus potential linked to recruitment, new business and long service
  • 25 days' annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Private healthcare insurance
  • A company pension plan, including 5% employer contribution
  • A one-off clothing allowance

You'll also have access to a wide range of opportunities and initiatives, including:
  • Flexible working policies, plus eligibility to apply for a sabbatical after 2 years' service
  • Summer Fridays finish (3.00pm) - early Friday finish the rest of the year (4.00pm)
  • The Hanover Academy, which incorporates training, coaching, mentoring and reverse-mentoring opportunities to support personal development and career progression across all levels, with a generous training budget
  • International secondments as well as the opportunity to collaborate with all offices across the AVENIR GLOBAL's network
  • A wellbeing programme, featuring (but not limited to) pre- and post-maternity leave coaching, a workingparents'group, subsidised gym membership,LiveSmartsessions on mindfulness, sleep, etc.
  • Our Culture Club, with a robust social calendar all year round, Trailblazer of the Month award, Lunch & Learns, pub quizzes, monthly massages and an opportunity to win an Out of Office activity fund
  • CSR activities, including cooking for the homeless and providing pro-bono support to charity organisations

Hanover is an equal opportunities employer, committed to encouraging a balanced workforce within our company and the wider industry.

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