PR & Communications Apprentice

Recruiter
Lewis Communications Ltd
Location
Millbank Tower, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RS
Salary
£18,000.00 annually
Posted
12 Jul 2021
Closes
04 Aug 2021
Ref
VAC001736342
Specialism
Other
Sector
Unspecified
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
September
Duration
Permanent
The role requires the ability to handle a number of tasks and projects at any one time, working to deadlines and proactively pursuing activity. The PR & Communications Apprentice will develop a clear understanding of the team's requirements and objectives, be proactive in attitude and supportive to the team at all times.

PR activities:

The PR Apprentice will be required to undertake (but not be restricted to) the following activities as part of their role.
  • Writing - Writing for business communications, communicating effectively with PR clients, writing for the media (this could include articles, news releases, blogs, and case studies)
  • Social media - Understanding when and which social media channel is appropriate and how it can be incorporated into a PR campaign. Using social media in a strategic and effective way for companies and brands
  • Media liaison - Understanding how the media operates, dealing with day to day inquiries from the media, pitching stories and/or products to the media, building relationships with the media (i.e. journalists), creating media lists, monitoring press clippings, sending/receiving press selection products
  • Deliver PR campaigns - Supporting the team in creating new campaigns, working to deliver a strategy for a client or organisation
  • Evaluate PR campaigns - Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of PR campaigns and measuring their impact
  • Presentation - Contributingto the development of presentation decks andparticipatingin delivering presentations externally;planning, structuring anddelivering presentations internally
  • Research & data analysis - Conducting research for the team and/or clients and reporting key details
  • Events - helping to plan, organiseand co-coordinateevents, meeting the objectives of the brief.
  • Budgets - taking charge of small finance processes related to PR campaigns

Workload management

The PR apprentice will also be required to demonstrate workload management by undertaking the following activities.
  • Time management: Planning, organising and prioritising your workload to ensure deadlines and objectives for both work activities and apprenticeship training are met. Ensuring email/online diaries are kept up to date
  • Meetings: Arranging internal and external meetings, ensuring rooms are suitable and attendees needs are catered for
  • Career development: Taking responsibility for personal learning and professional development

Working with people

The PR apprentice will also be required to demonstrate the following in their ability to work with people.
  • Professional relationships: Developing professional relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, effective listening and verbal/written communication. Ensuring supervisors and coaches are aware of work-in-progress and are briefed when any problems arise. Working with teams to achieve goals and promote a motivated work environment
  • Networking: Building a professional network of other PR professionals whilst maintaining a positive company and personal image


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
  • Strong attention to detail


Personal qualities

  • Genuine interest in public relations, communications or marketing
  • Creative
  • Organised and able to manage own time
  • Flexible and willing to learn
  • Motivated and committed
  • 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
  • Curious and enjoys learning about new (sometimes technical) subjects
  • Has an interest in news and current affairs


Desired qualifications

  • GCSE: 9 to 4 (formerly A* to 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 LEWIS may be available on completion.

Things to consider

You may be required to work flexible hours to meet the needs of clients.

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