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PR & Communications Apprentice

unit 509, 85, Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 4TQ
£20,000.00 annually
Closing date
20 Sep 2021

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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We are looking for an apprentice to join our exciting tech and consumer PR agency in London.

At Gallium Ventureswe believe it's important our team enjoy who they work with, and what they work on. Because of this career progression is based on merit (not waiting for a job roleto become available), and the members of our team hold a central role in deciding what companies and products we work with, along with the direction of the culture.


As aPR Apprentice you will be required to undertake (but not be restricted to) the following activities as part of therole.
  • Research & data analysis - Conducting research for the team and/or clients and reporting key details
  • Presentation - Planning, structuring and delivering presentations internally and externally
  • Writing - Writing for business communications, communicating effectively with 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
  • Events - Planning and co-coordinating events, and event attendance is not uncommon
  • 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
  • Diary management - Ensuring email/online diaries are kept up to date
  • Meetings - Arranging internal and external meetings, ensuring times are suitable depending on time zones
  • Career development - Taking responsibility for personal learning and professional development with the team

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
  • Communicating with supervisors/mentors - Ensuring they are aware of work in progress and are briefed when any problems arise
  • Collaboration - Working with teams to achieve goals in an honest and open way
  • Networking - Building a professional network whilst maintaining a professional image
  • Creativity - At Gallium we work with clients in a creative and collaborative manner, so a growing understanding in creative approaches

Quality standards:
  • Follow company and training provider procedures at all times
  • Produce high quality work with attention to detail
  • Maintain a positive company and personal image
  • You may be required to work flexible hours to meet the needs of clients
  • Keep your creative hat on!

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 able to manage own time
  • Strong attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • A genuine interest in tech
  • Creative
  • Flexible and willing to learn
  • Motivated and committed
  • A 'self-starter' - someone who will use their initiative, be energetic and make the most of the opportunity
  • A personal interest in consumer technology is a bonus

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent is desirable
  • GCSE: 9 to 4 (formerly A* to C) in English Language or equivalent
  • GCSE: 9 to 4 (formerly A* to C) in maths or equivalent

Future prospects

  • The 18 month programme does not begin until the official induction date onto the apprenticeship
  • Future employment opportunities may be available on completion

Things to consider

  • You must be available to start work on or before the 30th September.
  • You may be required to work flexible hours to meet the needs of clients.
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