Digital Marketing Apprentice Option Systems Ltd

Digital Marketing Apprentice role - Aims To take ownership of the above accounts To grow the following on those accounts, and post/(re)tweet relevant partner, customer and general interest postings To edit and refresh the website as needed To assist with preparation of marketing emails, blog entries To assist with producing case studies

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Closing date: 03 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

    Monday-Friday 09:00am-5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

At present the company has a website with blog, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ accounts.  It uses Adwords and Bing paid-for promotions based on selected keywords, also pays for advertising on Capterra. The website is a WordPress one, we also have about 30 domains some of which have specific landing pages. The website blog has entries created irregularly when something appropriate occurs (either an event or an idea).

The company’s principle marketing activity is a 6 weekly marketing email sent to a database of around 3,500 target individuals using Mailchimp. This is auto-posted to Facebook and Twitter accounts and is about the only activity on those accounts.

We have some limited marketing literature covering core products – 5 x A4 4-page leaflets, also available as PDFs on the website. There are a couple of animated product demonstration videos.

Digital Marketing Apprentice role - Aims

  • To take ownership of the above accounts.
  • To grow the following on those accounts, and post/(re)tweet relevant partner, customer and general interest postings.
  • To edit and refresh the website as needed.
  • To assist with preparation of marketing emails, blog entries etc.
  • To assist with producing case studies.
  • To assist with developing product demonstration videos.
  • To make themselves indispensable by their mastery of these aims.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You should have the relevant knowledge in order to be able to make professional blog posts and also be able to edit and refresh the website if needed.

Personal qualities

  • Erudite
  • Pedantic
  • Digitally savvy
  • Creative/artistic flair
  • Plays well with others

Qualifications required

A minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C and above, including English, Maths, and ICT.

Future prospects

Permanent opportunity for the right candidate and possible progression to Level 4 based on Level 3 completion.

Things to consider

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

As one of the leading global systems providers dedicated to the apparel and footwear industries, Option Systems Limited is the perfect partner for any business Managing products with multiple colours and sizes is central to what we do – all our software manages style details using a matrix, so that all the related SKUs can be seen together.

Our product suite comprises our own specialist software, STYLEman and STYLEman PLM, which, together with systems from our partners, provides the most comprehensive integrated systems solution available today. Our systems have been designed exclusively for the apparel and footwear industries and have established a reputation as the most advanced, versatile and innovative products available worldwide.

We are a privately owned, specialist software company. Our success in the UK has led to a number of major multinational companies investing in STYLEman and now the product is distributed and supported throughout the world and is operational in 33 countries


Option Systems Ltd


Standards House

Meridian East


LE19 1WZ

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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 Leicester 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 3 Technical Certificate
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English, Maths, and ICT (if applicable)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

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: 03 Nov 2017