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Digital Media Apprentice Universal Mccann

We are looking to recruit a Digital Media Apprentice to support our growing team. This is an opportunity to work at the largest advertising and media agency in the West Midlands on exciting clients across sectors including auto, travel, finance, e-commerce and property.

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

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Closing date: 20 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 10:00 - 16:00.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    23 May 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for hard-working, ambitious individuals who have a genuine interest in SEO, excellent organisational skills and an eagerness to learn. This role offers great potential to learn and grow in a thriving, highly successful agency.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Creating weekly reports using Excel pivot tables
  • Assisting with preparation of PowerPoint presentations
  • Assisting with media billings and finance processes
  • Independently carrying out media research
  • Active involvement in the media trafficking and ad operations process
  • Monitoring and reconciling campaigns

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literate, i.e. good working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel in particular
  • Strong administrative skills
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • A proactive and positive “can do” attitude 
  • Concern for and a superb attention to detail
  • Ability to work to multiple deadlines and under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise workloads

Desired qualifications

5 GCSEs grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including English and maths.

Future prospects

Permanent position and opportunity to progress to Digital Media Executive and above.

Things to consider

In addition to a competitive salary we are committed to creating a brilliant environment for all our people. This includes benefits such as 28 days holiday, plus the opportunity to buy more holiday, enhanced pension contributions, life assurance and much more.

A culture of learning and development is also central to our ethos, so you’ll have access to industry leading training and development programmes, plus you’ll get to work closely with the world’s biggest media partners to access exclusive features and products.

Most importantly, you’ll be part of a fun and collaborative team and you’ll work in an environment where you are supported and developed. If you want to join an iconic network agency that offers you the chance to work on one of the top clients in our portfolio & the opportunity to progress your career with an unrivalled development programme, contact us now.

And not through a recruiter, please. Our commitment to equal opportunities: For us, diversity is a business imperative – one that must be embedded into every aspect of how we operate in order to drive success. Simply put, we believe an encouraging and inclusive environment makes sound business sense.

As a globally integrated community that influences and shapes culture, it’s vital that the talent mix in our agencies encompass all dimensions of diversity, and that we demand the same of the people we work with.

Conscious inclusion encompasses social, cultural and cognitive differences and cultivates an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. It is the integration of this philosophy that allows us to create meaningful experiences for our employees, drive better business practices with our vendors and clients, and ultimately lead with purpose.

About the employer

UM Birmingham is a fully integrated service media agency, here to help brands reach and connect in the moments that matter most.

We use intelligent data to draw valuable insights, so that we can understand and curate the best possible strategy to motivate customers – at the right time, in the right place.

Our integrated, media-neutral approach to delivering brand or direct response messages allows us to deliver the most impactful combination of media channels. Whether we’re working digitally through SEO, PPC and Display marketing or via offline channels like TV, Print, Radio, Door Drops or Out of Home advertisements, our goal is always meaningful connections.

Based out of Birmingham, but serving clients nationally and internationally, across multiple sectors - we are a growing team of media specialists and are proudly part of the IPG network, one of the world’s most powerful marketing group of companies.


Universal Mccann


Communications House, Highlands Road, Shirley


B90 4WE

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Training provider

Apprentify Ltd

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Apprentify Ltd


Scott Austin 0345 053 2831

You will undertake the ground-breaking Apprentify Digital Marketer Level 3 apprenticeship. 

We have designed our programme to offer you 4 distinct routes to focus your career path and specialise in areas such as Social Media, Search Engine Marketing, Web Design or Web Development. These paths are designed to jump start your career and make you stand out in a competitive field increasing your future earning potential.

During the 15 months of training, you will learn cutting edge theory and industry practice across three Knowledge Modules:

  • Marketing Principles – starting with the basics you will learn how to effectively target customers based on their wants and desires as well as how the sales and marketing funnels work. You will understand what makes customers buy or not buy and how marketing can influence this as well as how to effectively focus on target markets and manage customers to make them loyal to a business
  • How the Web Works – delving into the technical you will learn the Principles of Coding and how marketers create effective web sites, designs and user interfaces. This includes how web design and development drive engagement and conversions
  • Driving Return on Investment – using data to create detailed customer insight, you will learn how to use industry leading platforms (including Google Analytics) to understand the online customer journey and improve your marketing based on customer usage of your website

What you will receive:

  • Access to some of the largest digital focused companies in the North West and Yorkshire
  • A chance to earn whilst you learn amongst leading industry professionals
  • Full support and coaching from an experienced Development Coach with excellent industry experience
  • Onsite monthly visits / mentoring and coaching sessions
  • Graduation in under 15 months
  • Access to the very latest online technical and marketing training
  • Marketing projects based on real life scenarios within your business to enhance learning
  • Develop expertise in an area to develop your career with our bespoke Path to Mastery
  • Digital skills and coaching in social media marketing, Google advertising, copywriting, website design and development, content production and tools to enhance digital marketing

In addition to all of the above, all of our applicants will go through our Assessment Centre. This exclusive session is designed to identify your digital strengths and weaknesses to help us match you with the perfect employer and the perfect role to start your career in the best way!

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: 20 May 2022