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Communications and Engagement Apprentice Royal Borough of Kingston Council

We are looking for someone hard-working, motivated and enthusiastic to join us. We’re welcoming applications from those that show potential, determination, and a drive to succeed. In return, we can give you the opportunity to kick-start your career under the management of our skilled and experienced staff.

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

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £20,743.00

    London Living Wage

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5PM

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000070609

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Schedule content on our digital channels.
  • Deliver internal communications
  • Support the press office function
  • Responding to media enquires
  • Build networks and relationships with teams across the council
  • Work on key projects

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

Level 4 Public Relations & Communications  Standard, which includes:

Level 2 functional skills in maths and English (if required)
End-Point Assessment (EPA)Our delivery model is monthly-Tutor-led 1-day seminars remotely. 

Upon completing the apprenticeship will be eligible to apply for membership in the Public Relations & Communications Association (PRCA) and will gain a level 4 apprenticeship. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As an organisation that values and nurtures talent, we're committed to helping you fulfill your potential. We will offer you a supportive, friendly, and collaborative environment to grow and develop your career and skills. 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9 or A-C) Essential

Things to consider

Employees have access to a wide range of benefits, some of which include: Generous annual leave entitlement plus bank holidays (pro-rata if part-time working hours apply) Three volunteering days per year Flexible and agile working arrangements Comprehensive learning and development programme Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres Interest free season ticket loans Local Government Pension Scheme Bicycle loan facilities and cycle to work scheme Zip car scheme Free eye tests and contribution towards glasses Confidential wellbeing and counselling support Subsidised gym membership

About the employer

This special place in South West London between the capital and the country has been a Royal borough longer than anywhere else - it is where the first kings of England were crowned. Today it is a vibrant and diverse borough, with a long history and strong cultural and community heritage. Kingston's riverside location, fantastic retail offer, historic market place and church, parks and gardens all make Kingston town centre the vibrant space it is, and each of our district town centres (Surbiton, New Malden, Tolworth and Chessington) have something unique to offer. Situated in Zone 6, Kingston is among the best-connected town centres in London – with direct train links from Kingston and Surbiton stations to Clapham Junction and London Waterloo, as well as Wimbledon for an interchange with the London Underground and Tramlink. Kingston’s people are innovative and entrepreneurial, and have a strong sense of community pride. The borough has been home to great industry and creativity for many years, reflected in assets such as the Rose Theatre, the International Youth Arts Festival and Kingston University, which boasts more new graduate business start-ups than any other. We have seen tremendous generosity and compassion within our communities, particularly in response to COVID-19, which is a demonstration of Kingston’s key strength. The council offers a strong level of support to vulnerable groups and those who need additional support, which has also increased significantly as a result of the pandemic. Like most places, the average age of our population is rising as more people are living longer, so we are working closely with residents to help them maintain their independence and further improve the cost effectiveness of our service to meet the ongoing rise in demand. Kingston is home to people from diverse and interesting cultures and backgrounds, which helps to create the rich sense of community shared across the borough. In particular, Kingston has a large Sri Lankan Tamil community and is home to more people from Korea than any other part of the UK.

Employer

Royal Borough of Kingston Council

Address

Guildhall 2

High Street

Kingston upon Thames

KT1 1EU

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Training

Training provider

JGA LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Public relations and communications assistant

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 25 Aug 2022