PR Apprentice (Level 4) Tower Hamlets Homes Ltd

We’re looking for a versatile and ambitious apprentice with great people skills. The right candidate will love a challenge and will be focused on helping the team deliver outstanding campaigns and publications. If you’re enthusiastic and have ideas on how to get people talking about things that matter, we want you to join us.

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £17,745.00

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001303680

  • Positions

    1 available

PR activities

The PR Apprentice will be required to undertake (but not be restricted to) the following activities as part of their role.

  • Writing - Writing for business communications, communicating effectively with PR clients, writing for the media (this could include articles, news releases, blogs, and case studies)
  • Social media - Understanding when and which social media channel is appropriate and how it can be incorporated into a PR campaign. Using social media in a strategic and effective way for companies and brands
  • Media liaison - Understanding how the media operates, dealing with day to day inquiries from the media, pitching stories and/or products to the media, building relationships with the media (i.e. journalists), creating media lists, monitoring press clippings, sending/receiving press selection products
  • Deliver PR campaigns – Supporting the team in creating new campaigns, working to deliver a strategy for a client or organisation
  • Evaluate PR campaigns – Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of PR campaigns and measuring their impact
  • Presentation - Planning, structuring and delivering presentations internally and externally
  • Research & data analysis – Conducting research for the team and/or clients and reporting key details
  • Events - Planning, organising and co-coordinating events, meeting the objectives of the brief.

Workload management

The PR apprentice will also be required to demonstrate workload management by undertaking the following activities.

  • Time management - Planning, organising and prioritising your workload to ensure deadlines and objectives for both work activities and apprenticeship training are met
  • Diary management – Ensuring email/online diaries are kept up to date
  • Meetings – Arranging internal and external meetings,  ensuring rooms are suitable and attendees needs are catered for
  • Career development - Taking responsibility for personal learning and professional development

Working with people

The PR apprentice will also be required to demonstrate the following in their ability to work with people.

  • Professional relationships – Developing professional relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, effective listening and verbal/written communication
  • Communicating with supervisors/mentors - Ensuring they are aware of work in progress and are briefed when any problems arise
  • Team building - Working with teams to achieve goals and promote a motivated work environment
  • Networking - Building a professional network of other PR professionals whilst maintaining an professional image

Quality standards

  • Follow company and training provider procedures at all times
  • Produce high quality work with attention to detail
  • Maintain a positive company and personal image 
  • You may be required to work flexible hours to meet the needs of clients

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective communicator at all levels
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office packages and experienced in social media
  • Organised and able to manage own time
  • Strong attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Creative
  • Flexible and willing to learn
  • Motivated and committed
  • A ‘self-starter’ – someone who will use their initiative, be energetic and make the most of the opportunity

Qualifications required

  • Minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent is desirable
  • GCSE A*- C in English or equivalent
  • GCSE A* - C in Maths or equivalent

Future prospects

Future opportunities may be available depending on availability.

Things to consider

We particularly welcome applications from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets residents.

About the employer

Tower Hamlets Homes is an award winning ALMO (Arm's Length Management Organisation). A not-for-profit company set up in 2008 to deliver high quality housing services for residents living in 21,000 homes in East London, including 9,000 leasehold homes and 12,000 tenanted homes. Tower Hamlets council owns the homes and we manage the tenancies and leases for them. We are based in Tower Hamlets in the East End. Our main offices are in Stepney and the Isle of Dogs. We're a short train ride away from central London with the DLR stations to the Bank and Tower Hill, and we're well served by local bus routes and the London underground.

Employer

Tower Hamlets Homes Ltd

Address

2

Lawn House Close

London

E14 9YQ

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Training provider

As a Public Relations Apprentice you will follow a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in PR which is a nationally recognised qualification route. This will involve “on the job” training, visits from an Assessor to the workplace, an internal Mentor to provide ongoing guidance, online learning and creating a portfolio of evidence.

You will develop a wide understanding of Public Relations and the impact it has on businesses.

Apprenticeship framework

Public Relations

Training provider

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION LIMITED

Contact

Stephanie Umebuani 0207 233 6026 prapprentice@prca.org.uk


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Closing date: 22 Sep 2017