Digital Marketing Apprenticeship (photo) Caters News Agency Ltd

We are on the hunt for self-starting, creative determined people with an eye for a picture and a positive attitude to join our picture/video desk. As part of the role, the candidate will be responsible for sourcing and uploading engaging visual content (video/photos) to our sites.

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Closing date: 19 Oct 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 8.30am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As part of the roll, the candidate would be responsible under the guidance of the Digital and Archive Manager:

  • Editing image sets and or video content
  • Adding keywords, especially easily searchable terms or wording
  • Correcting and editing captions, keywords and metadata
  • Cropping, lightening and colour-correcting images
  • Meeting deadlines and coping with pressure
  • Sourcing and uploading interesting and engaging visual content to the site
  • Communicating with contributors and our customers
  • Utilising social media to drive traffic and unique users
  • Responding to emails from viewers/users/contributors

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good all round computing skills and the ability to use Adobe Photoshop
  • Knowledge and proficiency of social networking sites an advantage
  • A good understanding of Search Engine Optimisation
  • Excellent written communication skills

Personal qualities

  • They should be self-motivated and resourceful, have a sense of humour
  • •Applicant should have a keen interest in sourcing amazing high quality video/photo content and stories from both the UK and Worldwide, the broadcasting and media world and the confidence to interact with contributors when sourcing their content usually on an exclusive basis

Alongside these duties, candidates will be encouraged to develop their own ideas and where possible, create unique content for the site.

Above all you need to be versatile and keen to take on a wide variety of challenges

Qualifications required

You ideally need 5 GCSE's A*-C including Mathematics and English or equivalent.

A relevant level 2 IT/Media qualfication

Future prospects

On successful completion of your Apprenticeship you should be considered for a permanent position.

Things to consider

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Caters is an international news, photo and video agency with offices across five continents and with a proven track record in providing creative content to media outlets worldwide.


Caters News Agency Ltd



Suffolk St Queensway


B1 1LX

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Training provider

  • Level 3 qualification in Digital Marketing
  • Functional Skills in Mathematics and English can be provided up to Level 2 if required

Apprenticeship standard

Digital Industries > Digital Marketer

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills Training UK Ltd


Louise Palmer 07584426093

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Closing date: 19 Oct 2017