Digital Marketing Apprentice The Data Octopus

While marketing is often considered hard to measure, at The Media Octopus we start and end with the numbers, translating data intelligence into definitive reach, engagement, acquisition and ultimately a truly measurable ROI. And we are looking to expand our constantly growing team.

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Closing date: 17 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    37.5 hours, Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    27 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Some of your duties and responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Recording Data using Excel
  • Working on a variety of digital Channels
  • Attracting clients using different digital marketing techniques
  • Documenting and reporting the results of data analysis activities
  • Collecting, compiling and analysing data from various data sources
  • In production of performance dashboards and reports
  • Applying the tools and techniques for data analysis, data visualisation and presentation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Have a basic understanding of SQL
  • Experience and knowledge of Excel
  • Be able to work on your own initiative and react quickly to the changing market 
  • Be able to work within deadlines 
  • Have a high level of attention to detail 
  • Understand other digital marketing channels
  • Marketing techniques such as PPC , SEO etc

Personal qualities

  • Proactive attitude towards work
  • Keen to learn and develop
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and passionate
  • Diligent
  • Exceptional work ethic
  • Positive ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Ambitious
  • Creative

Qualifications required

5 GCSEs at grades A*- C or equivalent (including English Language and Maths)

Future prospects

The role offers long term security and the opportunity to progress into a permanent position.

About the employer

The Media Octopus has a rich multi-sector heritage in marketing data and digital customer acquisition. We grew out of data intelligence and information is our bedrock.


The Data Octopus


Marsland House

Marsland Road


M33 3AQ

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Training provider

The Estio Training IT Apprenticeship programme gives young people the opportunity to get hands on experience in the IT industry whilst still employed in a real paid job with no cost or debt.

Learners will receive Eight weeks of intensive training. Whilst in the workplace, apprentices will also receive continual assessment, and help and guidance from a dedicated trainer who will be there to ensure that they get the most from their work experience. Training will lead to industry-recognised qualifications including:

• City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Digital Marketing, including Industry-based qualifications like CompTIA+ and Microsoft MTAs

Focusing on:

• Email and Marketing
• SEO (Search Engine Optimisation)
• PPC (Pay per Click)
• Online Advertising
• Social Media
• Image and Video Editing
• Design

Apprenticeship framework

Social Media and Digital Marketing

Training provider

Estio Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Estio Technology Recruitment Ltd


Honor Greenwood 01133 500 333

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Closing date: 17 Nov 2017