Social Media/ Marketing Apprenticeship Harbro

How would you like to work in the Digital Marketing industry with a strong focus on Social Media and training? We have an exciting new opportunity to work with an established company in Peterlee.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 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


    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Nov 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available



We are looking for a hard working, enthusiastic, and positive person to join our team.


Key responsibilities :


  • Creating and sourcing engaging content for social media channels
  • Writing weekly blog posts
  • Tracking social media performance
  • Researching and tracking keywords
  • Writing website copy
  • Adhering to the guidelines, strategies and targets set out in the marketing plan
  • Writing press releases
  • Website optimisation
  • Representing the company at events


Additional responsibilities :


  • Scriptwriting
  • Carrying out biannual marketing plan review
  • Planning travel / accommodation for events
  • Sending sales emails
  • Researching potential clients
  • Writing tender bids


Key skills required :


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Good organisational and time-management skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Confidence to communicate with clients in person, online and over the phone
  • Able to work independently and use initiative
  • IT competent
  • Experience of using Wordpress is preferred
  • Marketing experience preferred
  • Impeccable grasp of spelling, punctuation and grammar


Key qualities required :


  • Creative problem-solver
  • Professional
  • Polite
  • Presentable
  • Interest in a career in Marketing or associated fields

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills


  • Self-motivated
  • Good time management skills
  • Organised, friendly and approachable
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Enthusiastic and professional attitude

Personal qualities


  • A keen interest in IT
  • A willingness to learn

Qualifications required


  • Preferably five GCSE grades (A - C) or equivalent / predicted
  • Passion for IT

Future prospects

For the right candidate there will be an opportunity to progress within the company.

Things to consider

Please ensure you can travel to this location before applying. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW) : The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from 1st October 2016. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Harbro Electrical Wholesale and Lighting, are a family owned business of over 15 years, based in the UK we specialise in Electrical Wholesale Online and from our trade counter based in Peterlee. They are major stockists of light switches, plug sockets, downlights, lamps/Light bulbs, extractor fans, intruder alarms, heating, showers and electrical accessories.




Whitworth Road

South West Industrial Estate



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Training provider

  • Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Social Media and Digital Marketing
  • Level 3 Technical Certificate
  • Level 2 Functional Skills (English, Maths, and ICT)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Social Media and Digital Marketing

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Profound Services Ltd


Sky Jackson 0191 587 4570

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017