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Digital Content Apprentice

Thales UK
Crawley, West Sussex
Closing date
25 Nov 2021

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Level 3 Content Creation Apprenticeship - Digital Content Apprentice

Location: Crawley

Are you looking for an employer who will sponsor you through your qualifications, whilst providing valuable and exciting on-the-job experience within a global, innovative and industry leading organisation?

This role offers an exciting opportunity to work in our Learning Hub producing and maintaining digital communications and development material for our apprentice, graduate and professional hire Talent Acquisition teams.

The purpose of this apprenticeship role is to support the delivery of our talent acquisition brand and reputational campaigns – providing advice regarding online channels and supporting the core UK external and internal content strategies and implementation programmes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the communication function to manage social media channels and plan schedules around peaks of Talent Acquisition activity
  • Engage with targeted audiences and key influencers to increase brand awareness
  • Content generation - produce clear, compelling and motivating content quickly
  • Ensure all content is on-brand, consistent in terms of style, quality and tone of voice, and optimised for search and user experience for all channels of content including online, social media, and email
  • Stakeholder Management - work closely with stakeholders on all creative and branding initiatives to ensure a consistent message across channels
  • Ensure that content is diverse an inclusive
  • Create storyboards, scripts, learning content and assessment material for new e-learning modules
  • Create online, engaging and interactive digital solutions to meet business needs
  • Evaluate existing materials and convert to digital content
  • Partner with the UK Digital Learning and Development specialist to execute a digital transformation strategy that evolves the Digital learning approach

The Programme:

As a Digital Content Apprentice you will be studying towards a Level Three qualification in Content Creation. For the duration of this one year programme you will be given one day per week in which to study, for the other four days you will be working in the business, applying your learning and gaining invaluable on the job experience. At the end of your apprenticeship you will be working within the Talent, Learning and Culture team in Thales UK.

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who are motivated, committed and keen to learn. A self-starter who is able to manage their time, show initiative and has a genuine interest in Thales. Successful candidates will show self-discipline and an aspiration to build a career.

This role is ideally suited if you have a passion for sharing a story using words, images, or audio – with an understanding of how to create content that interests an audience. We’re looking for an apprentice with a keen interest in new digital technologies, with experience of social media outreach and blogs. Editorial skills, and a command of the English language is important for success in the role.

You will also need:

Candidates will require a minimum of five GCSEs 9 – 4 (A – C) – with a minimum of a 6 in English. Due to the creative nature of this apprenticeship a portfolio of your creative/digital work would be an advantage.

Right to Work in the UK for the duration of the programme.

Closing date: Our applications will close at 11.59pm on Tuesday 4 January 2022, this is the only time we will be accepting applications this year. Please note we will be in contact by the end of January 2022 with details of next steps.

All apprentices require full Security Clearance in line with United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) requirements - to gain clearance you will typically need to have been a UK resident for a minimum of 12 months. As part of this process you will be asked to provide evidence of your identity, eligibility to work in the UK and employment and/or education history.

For further details of the evidence required to apply for Security Clearance please refer to


Thales UK


Building a future we can all trust.  We’re a leading Engineering and Technology company.


To help create a safer world, we serve five key sectors: Aerospace, Space, Ground Transportation, Digital Identity and Security and Defence and Security.  We have 80,000 employees across 68 countries and 6,500 employees in the United Kingdom.  Thales protects 80% of the world’s banking transactions and secures information systems of 19 of the world’s 20 largest banks. Thales contributes to the transportation of 3 billion passengers across 86 metro lines in 40 of the world’s largest cities.  Our space program Thales Alenia Space has supplied 50% of the pressurised volume of the International Space Station and is the prime contractor for EXOMARS.  Thales equips over 70 Types of Aircraft transports, helicopters, drones etc.)  50 Navies (from submarines to over aircraft carriers) and 50 Land Forces (from infantry to vehicles).


We hire both apprentices and graduates across all sectors of our organisation, from engineering to procurement.  This year we have hired over 80 apprentices and graduates and are committed to providing more opportunities for those leaving education.  We have extensive programmes which can also be rotational, ensuring our employees get an insight to the various sectors of the business and help to shape their career aspirations.


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