Social Media and Digital Marketing Apprentice GIFTS FOR LITTLE HANDS LTD

You will be working as part of a small but exceptionally dedicated team. You will be employed as a social media and digital marketing assistant. Your role will involve develop and embrace their strategy

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


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    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.
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    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    9.00am to 5.00pm (Monday to Friday)

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Oct 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be a Social Media and Digital Marketing Assistant working towards the following;


  • Communicating information using social media channels
  • Using digital and social media in marketing campaigns
  • Analysing and reporting data
  • 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
  • Speaking with clients
  • Communicating via email to clients
  • Attending events

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate should be:

  • A logical thinker
  • Able to demonstrate problem solving skills in a time-efficient matter
  • A polite, presentable individual
  • Someone with a dynamic, go-getting attitude towards work
  • Someone with the ability to work well individually or as a team
  • A punctual individual, with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Someone with administration skills of the highest standard
  • Someone that has an interest in young peoples development would also be an excellent match

Personal qualities

Our client is looking for an individual that can exhibit the following skills;

  • An interest in the product
  • Great communicator at all levels
  • Great written English
  • An interest in Social Media is Essential
  • Ability to use Photoshop would be an advantage
  • Willingness to learn
  • An ambition to grow with the company

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 could also be a full time role offered upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Do you want to work in the heart of Birmingham City Centre? This course is delivered by New Horizons Birmingham both at the employers premises and also at our state of the art training centre on Broad Street in Birmingham.

About the employer

Gifts for little hands is dedicated to bringing big smiles to little faces dedicated to providing quality educational and creative toys. The first five years of a child’s life are fundamental in shaping a child’s development and learning achievement at school. At Gifts for little hands we believe learning begins at home. Gifts for little hands are a company that carefully selects educational toys aligned to the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework allowing parents to easily support your child’s educational journey at home. . Based in the heart of Birmingham city centre, you will be working in the heart of England's second city, with all of the buzz that that brings. Within easy reach of all public transport links, it's very easy to get to and from.




2 St. Philips Place


B3 2RB

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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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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017