Social Media and Digital Marketing Apprentice Shape Systems Ltd

You will be working alongside an experienced team undertaking and developing their social media and digital marketing strategy. You will also be able to earn additional money through a commission structure

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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

    8.30am- 5.00pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Oct 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be working alongside an experienced team, Your role will involve the following tasks;

  • Communicating information using social media channels
  • Using digital and social media in marketing campaigns
  • Analysing and reporting data
  • Managing clients expectations 
  • Assisting with the successful management of orders
  • Using a range of IT technologies to bring people together (video conferencing, online forums, social media sites, blogs, etc.)
  • Site auditing
  • Keyword research
  • Website optimisation
  • Monitoring and review analytical stats
  • Link building techniques
  • Supporting copywriters on content, social and outreach

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate will be a logical thinker, able to demonstrate problem solving skills in a time-efficient matter. They should be a polite, presentable individual, with a dynamic, go-getting attitude towards work. They should have ability to work well individually or as a team. They should be a punctual individual, with the ability to meet deadlines, and administration skills should be of the highest standard.

Experience of photoshop and even blogging would be an advantage but not necessary

Personal qualities

  • Be able to work on their own initiative
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge and problem-solving strategies
  • Maintain focus under high pressure situations
  • Have high quality inter-personal skills
  • Have sensitivity to the different levels of expertise amongst client users
  • Keep abreast of new developments in Social Media and Digital Marketing
  • A real ambition to work in social media and digital marketing

In summary we are looking for a vibrant individual who has the people skills to interact with our customer and their users; who has the technical skills to be able to complete support requests; who has enough initiative to be able to source the knowledge to complete support requests in the event of experiencing an unfamiliar event and who knows when to be flexible in order assist the continued function of our customers business interest

Qualifications required

Ideally 5 GCSE Grades (C and above) or equivalent, including Maths and English          

Future prospects

Prospects are truly outstanding. They are looking for a full time member of an ever growing team. This would provide the perfect springboard to an exciting and satisfying career with Social Media and Digital Marketing There's great mentoring within this company and you'll be treated like one of the family. There is also a full time role being offered upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship

About the employer

Shape Systems Ltd was established way back in 1993 using their experience in the mini systems market. Originally they globally supplied HP to the corporate market, maintenance & dealers. In addition to the UK market they were successful at importing & exporting of such products. they rapidly became accepted within the market. Their premise has always also been that it is easier to keep customers than find new ones. They have always majored in customer satisfaction..... “relationships” is the basis of everything they do. To this day they mainly work on repeat business..... Shape Systems Ltd has always successfully evolved with the times. As a HP preferred partner, they find that they can aid their customers with the backing of a major manufacturer. They are able to support & maintain most makes of product such as HP & Dell. Over the years their portfolio has expanded to include Dell, Toshiba, IBM, Lenovo, Kyocera, they now support & maintain most products such as HP & Dell (next day to 24 x 7) & offer services such as virtualisation & imaging


Shape Systems Ltd


211-213 Rotherham Road



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Training provider

As well as receiving exceptional in house training you will also receive industry leading training from New Horizons.

You will be working towards an Advanced Apprenticeship in Social Media and Digital Marketing.

This will involve the following;

  • Principles of Social Media within A Business
  • Principles of Keywords Optimisation
  • Social Networking Management of Business
  • Using Collaborative Technologies
  • CIW Internet Business Foundations
  • CIW Site Development Foundations
  • You will also work towards any Functional Skills required

Apprenticeship framework

Social Media and Digital Marketing

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by New Horizons (Uk) Ltd


Jennifer Thomas 0121 796 0561

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