Copywriter Apprentice (Creative Agency, Bromsgrove) Superdream Creative Ltd

Do you have a strong interest in marketing? Do you enjoy planning, liaising with teams and making a difference? Superdream have a great opportunity for an individual to join their Creative Department as a Copywriter Apprentice.

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Closing date: 24 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £127.75

    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

    9am – 5pm, Monday – Thursday & 9am – 4pm, Friday

    Total hours per week: 36.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    27 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001314593

  • Positions

    1 available

Everything you do will work towards the broader agency objectives of retention, profitability and growth and is focused on the values of the business. Internally as a Copywriter Apprentice, you will need to build a strong relationship with all departments in the agency and you will gain the ability to brief in a clear and concise manner.

The Copywriter Apprentice will be creating copy and content for a number of different mediums from websites to press releases, working with a number of different departments across numerous products and be able to engage with and motivate the reader, conveying valuable information about a brand, industry or issue. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to develop their skills and to be trained in becoming a marketing and design industry professional.

The role will involve:

  • Ensuring that all customer messages are delivered in a clear, concise manner
  • Tailoring content and ensuring that it meets the original client brief
  • Researching the target audience
  • Understanding the key messages and communicating in an appropriate way
  • Writing quality, unique content for client web pages, blogs, social media, marketing activity and presentations
  • Working on several campaigns simultaneously
  • Support in the management of development of work through each department, ensuring deadlines are met and quality meets the required standard.
  • Supporting Line Managers
  • Pro-actively developing solutions to address an identified client need
  • Relationship building with clients
  • Utilising a broad range of social media platforms.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good organisational skills and the ability to work to tight time constraints
  • Willing and able to demonstrate company support and co-operation by responding positively and effectively to any problem, query or complaint
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Passion and enthusiasm for building relationships, with a creative flair, and genuine interest in marketing
  • Ability to retain knowledge on multiple current marketing methods.
  • A flexible approach when working in a team, and eagerness to learn new skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in order to interpret and negotiate briefs with clients.
  • Good presentation skills and the confidence to explain and sell ideas to clients and prospects.
  • Time management skills and the ability to cope with multiple projects all at one time.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Being open to feedback and willing to learn how to effectively time manage and prioritise workloads.
 

Personal qualities

  • Have a keen interest in the world of marketing.
  • Organised, flexible, with strong attention to detail.
  • Have a questioning mind.
  • Be confident on the telephone.
  • Enthusiastic, energetic and imaginative.
  • Approachable and outgoing.
  • Team player – happy to be involved in all elements of agency operations.
  • Keen to learn and develop skills, and willingness to embrace change
  • Ability to think independently and work within a team
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Mature attitude
 

Qualifications required

Grade C or above in English, Maths and IT are preferable (or equivalent)

 

Future prospects

Potential for further training or full time opportunity for the right candidate.

Things to consider

As this is an entry level role we don’t expect the candidate to have any specific skills as these will be developed on the job. The successful candidate will fulfil the personal qualities and minimum qualifications, rather than a specific skill set. That said, any candidate that has previous agency experience would be at an advantage.  We are a very busy department and can often be working to very tight deadlines. So there is some pressure, but it is very much a team environment where there is always work to do and the more the individual asks to help the more they will experience. We work to the client’s requests and while we can advise and recommend the best route for a client, they ultimately have the final say and this can be frustrating.

About the employer

Superdream is a full service communications agency, working with clients nationally and internationally. As we are full service we provide support for all disciplines of marketing including; advertising, creative, web development, public relations, media buying, social media and event support. We have over 40 clients on our roster including: Endsleigh Insurance, Micheline Tyres, British Athletics, Toby Carveries, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Victoria & Albert Baths, Harris Brush, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, Cookes Furniture and University Hospital Birmingham.

Employer

Superdream Creative Ltd

Address

Oak Tree House

Waterside

Bromsgrove

B60 4FD

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Training provider

  • Social Media & Digital Marketing Level 3
  • Functional Skills if Required

Apprenticeship framework

Social Media and Digital Marketing

Training provider

THE WEST MIDLANDS CREATIVE ALLIANCE LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by The West Midlands Creative Alliance Limited

Contact

Hannah Still hannah@creativealliance.org.uk


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Closing date: 24 Oct 2017