Are you looking to further your career in Marketing? Ormiston Academy Trust headquarters are looking for a dedicated Apprentice to join their team to support the digital media platforms on behalf of the School and wider Academy Trust.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 37.5 Hours Per Week

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

An exciting opportunity for a Marketing and Communication apprentice (executive) to join the Trust, to assist and support all marketing and communications activities, in line with the overall strategy.

Our marketing and communications strategy is to raise the profile of OAT and our network of academies among all its key audiences/stakeholders, whilst building and protecting the reputation of the Trust and 31 academies.

From our offices in Newhall Street Birmingham, the successful candidate will work with marketing communications and design professionals, academy principals'; and other head office departments - governance, school improvement, estates, IT and safeguarding.

To fulfil this role we require an enthusiastic, self-starter and confident individual, who wants to be successful and make a difference. Being creative and having a hands-on approach to problem solving and getting things done will be advantageous.

The Marketing and Communications Assistant will be involved in the following activities:

  • Academy support with planning, PR and campaigns
  • Event co-ordination of the Annual Conference and Annual Awards
  • Data analysis and media/social media monitoring reporting
  • Marketing collateral development/design, including prospectuses, newsletters, promotional flyers
  • Social media management
  • Content management of corporate website
  • News story generation
  • Media booking
  • Share Point and OATnet
  • Video production
  • Market research
  • Attend team meetings and other
  • Administration duties including: purchase order generation, obtaining print quotes, update contact database, image library tagging

The support person will report directly to the Marketing and Communications Manager but work closely with the senior graphic designer and designer.

Where will I study during my Apprenticeship program?

South and City College Birmingham are the chosen College to support this Apprenticeship Scheme. We have an excellent record of supporting Apprenticeships in this area. You will be required to attend Digbeth Campus one day per week and will receive one to one support from your dedicated Assessor.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Essential skills

  • High level of written and spoken English
  • Good numeracy and analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships

Desired experience

  • Experience of communicating with a broad range of individuals at all different levels of authority
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office and social media platforms

Personal qualities

  • A strong interest an desire to work in marketing and communications
  • Ability to plan and research, working methodically and accurately
  • Ability to work as part of a team and also on own initiative
  • Willingness to work some weekends and evening, agreed in advance
  • Punctuality

Qualifications required

  • Educated to a minimum of A-Level standard or equivalent
  • A minimum of 3 GCSEs A*-C in any subject or equivalent
  • GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent at Grade D or above)

Future prospects

A job is not guaranteed at the end of the apprenticeship but this vacancy offers real career potential to progress an advanced apprenticeship and sustained permanent employment within OAT.

About the employer

OAT is a not-for-profit sponsor of 31 primary and secondary academies. Our vision is for all young people to have the highest academic, social and practical skills to allow them to lead a fulfilling life. We are determined to be the Trust that makes the biggest different and to be the most effective network of academies. We describe ourselves as a family of academies which work in collaboration to innovate and to make sure that young people in our care have access to the best education. This is not just about achieving the highest grades but ensuring young people have the opportunity to develop skills through extra curriculum activities and extended learning. It is very important to us that our academies remain part of their local community, sharing resources and expertise and collaborating for the benefit of all.




144 Newhall Street


B3 1RY

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Training provider

  • Level 3 Diploma in Creative & Digital Media
  • BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Creative & Digital Media

Depending on your current qualifications, you may be required to complete the following:

  • Functional skills - Communications
  • Functional skills - Application of Number
  • Functional Skills - Information Technology

Apprenticeship framework

Creative and Digital Media

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South and City College Birmingham


Mohammed Rehman

Other information

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is �3.40 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply via GetMyFirstJob - applications come through to the provider, are prescreened by a telephone interview.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jul 2017