IT Technical Sales and Marketing Apprentice Cognito Software

Exciting opportunity to work as part of a small team to increase and develop the Companies sales strategy. Successful applicant will be expected to actively use Digital Marketing and Social Media Techniques to increase sales and company's on-line presence.

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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 8.45am-5.15pm 37 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • 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

  • Update and Maintain the Company Website.
  • Develop Website and introduce new functionality.
  • Increase traffic flow through blogging, google analytics, google ad words and other social forums i.e. twitter, facebook, lined-in, pintrest, instagram.
  • Manage Search Engine Optimisation to ensure higher search engine rankings.
  • Help Plan and Execute Marketing Campaigns including email and mail shots.
  • Support design, development and produce marketing material using design software.
  • Measure effectiveness of marketing campaigns and implement improvements.
  • Contribute to the production of Newsletters, Magazine Articles, placing Adverts in local trade magazines and newspapers.
  • Help organise and plan trade events, trade fairs, customer events and promotional events.
  • Deal with and process Customer on-line, telephone sales enquiries.
  • Handle sensitive customer information and documents in-line with Data protection act.
  • General Administration of the internal systems, procedures and reporting of sales activity.
  • Update and maintain sales infrastructure and CRM database.
  • Follow-up leads generated from Digital Marketing campaigns.
  • Research and implement new sales techniques and processes.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Proactive in seeking out new sales opportunities and implementing new sales processes
  • Keen interest in legal practice and prepared to keep updated with the latest industry/law society changes
  • Strong written English grammar and able to work accurately with good attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Confident outgoing personality
  • Excellent relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Ambitious and willing to develop the and grow with the company

Qualifications required

  • Ideally you should have 5 x GCSE's, or equivalent, A*-C including maths and English
  • A relevant level 2 qualification in IT/Media

Future prospects

On Successful Completion of the Apprentice and satisfactory performance, the Candidate will be considered for a permanent position within the Company.

Things to consider

The role will involve dealing with customers (Solicitors and Lawyers) and requires a mature, responsible outlook. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Leading software developer for the Legal Sector. Cognito has been developing and supplying specialist legal software to some of the UK's leading legal practices for nearly 20 years and in this time it has built up a vast wealth of knowledge both in its development and management teams which filters down into the support infrastructure ensuring the quality that you receive is always consistent.


Cognito Software


31 Church Street


B69 3AG

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Additional location information

31 Church St, Oldbury B69 3AG

Training provider

  • You will be working towards a Level 3 Diploma in Digital Marketing.
  • Functional Skills in maths and English can be supplied 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