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Social Media Apprentice Updates Media Ltd

Nonsensical is a social media agency and publisher that gets brands cut through on social media.

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Closing date: 22 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday - 9am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    05 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We’ve grown our communities, Birmingham Updates, Best of Bristol & Endless Mythology to over 900,000 followers and have industry leading engagement rates.

Day to day we produce awesome content for our clients and communities and we're looking for a social media marketing executive who will be responsible for creating content for Nonsensical’s social media channels, email marketing and building social media insight reports. 


This is a unique, exciting opportunity to work with a team of passionate entrepreneurs, building a leading, global media agency. As a result of working with an innovative new company, you’ll receive direct insight into the day-to-day running of a media startup.

Day to day you will keeping on top of social media trends and campaigns to create content for Nonsensical’s social media channels. You’ll also help create social media impact reports that provide amazing insight. 

This is an apprenticeship role on an initial 12 month contract. However, there is scope for this to be extended and for full time employment based on performance and successful completion of your apprenticeship.

The agency is based in Birmingham and Bristol with offices in both cities, however this role can be done remotely if required. 

The Role:

  • You will be responsible for creating content for Nonsensical’s social media channels on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and LinkedIn.  
  • You’ll also be creating email content to go out in our weekly newsletter, whilst you’ll research what’s happening on social media to create engaging reports. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Create daily content for the agencies social media channels
  • Create video content for our TikTok channel
  • Write emails to go out to our subscribers
  • Research what is trending on social and what campaigns are working
  • Create reports on brands who are doing fantastic on social

Our Values

  • Get Creative: Experiment with nonsense
  • Be Curious: Ask questions, big and small
  • Bring Passion: Be obsessed with social media

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Very good copywriting skills
  • Understand what works on social media
  • Experience of creating content for social media
  • Ability to research
  • The ability to deal with sign off process for content

Personal qualities

  • You’ll love being creative and coming up with new ideas
  • Ability to challenge, be decisive and commit to strategies
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisation
  • Enjoy a small team environment

Desired qualifications

  • Applicants should be literate and numerate. Grade C/4 and above in English Maths and IT are preferable
  • Applicants should be able to demonstrate work examples and ideally have 6-12 months experience with Videography.

Future prospects

We’re looking for someone with a keen interest in social media, marketing and building thriving online communities on social media, a hunger to learn and an eye for details to step up to the challenge and be a part of something amazing! We’re ready to give you everything you need in order to develop a successful career at our fledgeling agency. We put a huge focus on your professional growth and as a company, we are passionate about seeing our staff succeed. We won’t treat you as “another employee”, you will be stepping into a team set on making real change.

Things to consider

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About the employer

The mission of Updates Media is to create a network of social media local interest channels across the UK. We want to provide residents in each city, town, and village of the UK with relevant news, weather, travel, and lifestyle updates.

We believe in trustworthy and engaging media, which our audience respect and enjoy. Our flagship site, Birmingham Updates, started during the riots in 2011 to dispel myths and rumours in the city. Our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages now have over 600,000 followers and we’re the most engaged local interest & lifestyle platform in the West Midlands.


Updates Media Ltd


Floor 2, Livery Place, 35 Livery Street


B3 2PB

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Training provider


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


Matt Carroll 0121 753 0049

  • Digital Marketer Level 3 Standard
  • Functional Skills if required 

Apprenticeship standard

Digital marketer

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying for this vacancy then please click on the 'Apply Now' link and complete our Application Form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 22 Oct 2021