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Digital Apprentice Dorset Council

Are you interested in taking your first steps into a career in digital? As an enthusiastic and adaptable individual, you will be able to achieve a qualification in content production whilst being a valued member of our fabulous Digital team.

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    ( Mon - Fri ) 9 AM - 5 PM

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You’ll gain first-hand experience of the skills needed to make a career in digital work, as you carry out a variety of tasks associated with keeping a large council website running successfully and learn about how content production sits alongside the work of other roles such as service design and user adoption.
You will take on key activities to support the work of the team, such as:

  • monitoring and actioning feedback from the public about our website.
  •  carrying out proactive maintenance of our website to address issues, improve performance and run reports using the SiteImprove system.
  • managing job advert requests from third-party organisations, including creating new online adverts, invoicing, and reporting on income.
  • supporting user research activities such as surveys, heatmaps, and user testing.
  • supporting digital accessibility through correcting issues, helping to audit websites, and providing advice.
  • Supporting services with information on website performance by using Google Analytics.
  • setting up web editor accounts for our main website.
  • helping support our content design community and Design Group. 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • have access to a range of employee benefits.
  • be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed.
  • have access to a range of training opportunities that will help with your personal development and career progression.
  • The Candidate will gain a Junior content producer L3 qualification 
  • Receive monthly Traning sessions By The Tess Group 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Over 18 months in the role, you will develop a broad range of skills in a variety of content creation disciplines whilst completing the level 3 Junior Content Producer apprenticeship, with the added benefit of working alongside experienced content designers. Ther also could be an opportunity to progress on a Higher Level Apprenticeship.  

Join Dorset Council's Digital team as an apprentice and gain a recognised qualification and valuable industry experience to kick-start your career in digital media.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Creative, Able to follow procedures, Good numeric skills.


GCSE or equivalent Maths / English (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

We’re passionate about making Dorset a great place to live, work, and visit. Working for us should be no exception. At Dorset Council we: - provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents. - have ambitious aspirations. - are excited about our future. - care about Dorset and all the people who live here. - know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success.


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Colliton Park



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Apprenticeship standard

Junior content producer

Level 3 (A level)

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