Web Content Apprentice Gear 4 Music Limited

We are looking to recruit several apprentices who are interested in starting a career within the music products industry. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain on-the-job training whilst working towards achieving a formal qualification in Digital Marketing (Level 3 Digital Marketer Qualification).

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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 39.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

We are looking to recruit a number of apprentices who are interested in starting a career within the music products industry. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain on-the-job training whilst working towards achieving a formal qualification in Digital Marketing (Level 3 Digital Marketer Qualification).

Being a Web Content Apprentice you will help to ensure products are presented and merchandised in the best possible way on the Gear4music.com website. You will be writing product descriptions using a bespoke e-commerce platform, to create web listings encompassing a wide range of musical instruments and equipment.

Desired Skills & Qualities

  • Excellent written English with a passion for creative writing;
  • A strong interest in online marketing, content creation and relevant technology;
  • Excellent attention to detail, with high grammatical accuracy;
  • Computer literate to a high standard, with good Microsoft Office skills;
  • An interest and appreciation of music;
  • A positive attitude with a desire to succeed;
  • Be punctual and reliable.

Qualifications Required

  • Preferred GCSE grades or equivalent are required as follows: English: A, Maths: B, Music B, plus five other subjects at Grade C and above.
  • Applicants with lesser grades may be considered if you can demonstrate the skills we are looking for, however Maths & English Grade C or equivalent are a minimum requirement.

Future Prospects
The experience gained during your employment (and qualification/s achieved during the apprenticeship) could result in progression within the business once the successful candidate has completed their Apprenticeship to various roles within the business including: - Senior Web Administrator, Sales Advisor, Customer Service or Product Specialist.

Things to Consider
As an apprenticeship requires the completion of a relevant qualification, you must have a reasonable standard of reading and writing with an aptitude for IT. Ideally you will have internet access to allow you to download any training materials required to complete the qualification and to submit any assignments for assessment. This may involve study time both in and out of standard working hours.

Useful Information

Pay: £4 per hour, with the potential to increase during the year linked to annual performance reviews

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A completer and finisher- the ability to stay on task until the job is done
  • Excellent written English
  • Good skills in Microsoft Word/Excel
  • Good knowledge of social media platforms

Personal qualities

  • Creative
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to work to specific times/targets
  • Ability to work well in a team and on your own
  • Enthusiasm to learn and develop

Qualifications required

Ideally a minimum 4 GCSE’s C and above including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Future prospects

After the Apprentice has completed their programme of study, they will be given the opportunity to continue as a full-time member of staff if there is a vacancy in the same company. There may be an opportunity to continue onto a Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4).

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18-year-old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. It is highly important that you do not contact the Employers directly – any attempt of this may invalidate candidate’s application. Should you have any queries regarding your Application or the job itself, please contact your 3aaa Training Academy.

About the employer

Launched in 2003 and now with over 600,000 customers, Gear4music.com is the leading retailer of musical instruments and music equipment in the UK. You can buy music gear from orchestral instruments to rock 'n' roll, including guitars, drum kits, digital pianos, saxophones and cellos, plus leading recording and studio equipment. To support the growth of our business, we are looking for talented individuals to work at our HQ in York. In return we can offer competitive pay, generous staff discount on all musical products, plus company benefits including a cycle to work scheme, corporate eye care, childcare vouchers and a pension scheme. If you would like a career within an ambitious growing company, where you can expect to be treated well in return for your hard work, please apply today.


Gear 4 Music Limited


Kettlestring Lane


YO30 4XF

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Training provider

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend the 3aaa Digital Marketing Academy based in York for an intensive 3-day block study. This is followed by attendance at the Academy on day release once a month thereafter for structured training, and the remainder of the training will be completed in the workplace. The Apprentice will work towards an Advanced Apprenticeship in Digital Marketing. The Apprenticeship consists of:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Digital Marketing
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English, Maths, ICT (if applicable)

Apprenticeship framework

Social Media and Digital Marketing

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by ASPIRE ACHIEVE ADVANCE LIMITED



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Closing date: 28 Sep 2017