Apprentice Social Media and Digital Marketing Assistant Thompson A V C Ltd

This is fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual to join an exciting and vibrant company and have the opportunity to work with experienced designers and develop your future career.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    37.5 hours (9-5 Monday-Friday)

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • You will be working within a small marketing team and will be learning to create and develop professional social media and digital marketing processes and strategies.
  • You will also be tasked with ensuring SEO targets are met and that the latest trends and technologies are adhered to.
  • Communicating information using social media channels
  • Using digital and social media in marketing campaigns
  • Analysing and reporting data
  • Using a range of IT technologies to bring people together (video conferencing, online forums, social media sites, blogs, etc.)
  • Site auditing
  • Keyword research
  • Website optimisation
  • Monitoring and review analytical stats
  • Link building techniques
  • Supporting copywriters on content, social and outreach

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • The successful candidate will be a logical thinker, able to demonstrate problem solving skills in a time-efficient matter.
  • They should be a polite, presentable individual, with a dynamic, go-getting attitude towards work.
  • They should have ability to work well individually or as a team.
  • They should be a punctual individual, with the ability to meet deadlines, and administration skills should be of the highest standard.
  • Be able to work on their own initiative
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge and problem-solving strategies
  • Maintain focus under high pressure situations
  • Have high quality inter-personal skills
  • Have sensitivity to the different levels of expertise amongst client users
  • Keep abreast of new developments in software and hardware
  • An ability for self directed
  • In summary we are looking for a vibrant individual who has the people skills to interact with our customer and their users.
  • Who has the technical skills to be able to complete support requests; who has enough initiative to be able to source the knowledge to complete support requests in the event of experiencing an unfamiliar event and who knows when to be flexible in order assist the continued function of our customers business interests.

Personal qualities

  • A good level of English writing and speaking is essential
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise a varied and changing workload
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills
  • Hard working

Qualifications required

  • Ideally 5 GCSE Grades (C and above) or equivalent, including Maths and English

Future prospects

Prospects are truly outstanding. They are looking for a full time member of an ever growing team. This would provide the perfect springboard to an exciting and satisfying career within Social Media. There's great mentoring within this company and you'll be treated like one of the family. There is a full time role at the end of the Apprenticeship and the opportunity to progress onto a higher level Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Do you aspire to work in the IT industry? 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).

About the employer

The Thompson Group offer specialist design, installation and maintenance of integrated security, fire, communications and life safety systems for commercial and industrial clients across the UK.

From their Northern office in Leyland, central headquarters in Wolverhampton and Southern office in London, the Thompson Group can save significant costs on construction projects through the provision of a single point of contact for all related disciplines, including:

  • Access control
  • CCTV
  • Digital media
  • Fire detection and protection
  • Intruder detection
  • Public Address
  • Telecare, Nurse call and Warden call
  • Voice & Data infrastructure

Having started in 1995 with the original two business partners, one van and a host of specialist tools, the Thompson Group are now a multi- million pound, rapidly expanding and diversifying high technology business operating from three offices across the UK, with over 70 employees, a modern fleet of vans and a dedicated installation and service and maintenance teams.

They constantly look to the future and their customer focused approach gives them a competitive edge in delivering the most appropriate installations and providing excellent service, at the right price.


Thompson A V C Ltd


125A Gorsebrook Road


WV10 6JD

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Training provider

As well as receiving extremely good in house training you will also work towards an Advanced Apprenticeship in Social Media and Digital Marketing that will include the following;

  • Any required Functional Skills
  • Employers Rights and Responsibilities Work Book
  • Principles of Social Media within a Business
  • Principles of Key Words and Optimisation
  • Social Networking Management for Business
  • Using Collaborative Technologies

Apprenticeship framework

Social Media and Digital Marketing

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Highbury College


satnam Gill 0121 796 0561

Other information

The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 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.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017