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Communications and Campaigns Apprentice NATIONAL FARMERS UNION

While working with us you’ll learn all the skills you need to be a top a PR professional. You’ll soon be able to inspire millions of people digitally and thousands more at events, work with journalists on impactful stories across print, TV and radio, and persuade politicians to bring about change.

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

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Closing date: 14 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am- 5pm, to include 1 day study in PA Training's office in Queen Street, London.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You’ll work with some of the most advanced campaign software around to mobilise our 500,000 Back British Farming supporters as well as our farming members in England and Wales.

Based in our headquarters, set in beautiful rural Warwickshire, you will support our campaigning work to change the shape of British farming as our members strive to continue to produce food to world leading standards while delivering for the environment.

This role deals with some of the most important issues on the political and news agenda. You will help us make headlines across the media, turn heads and trend on social media, and represent our 50,000 members to MPs and peers in Westminster.

You’ll develop skills to create compelling content across all media formats including video, images, long and short-form articles as well as opinion pieces. Working with our press team you’ll learn how to work with national and local journalists to showcase the best of British farming and the changes needed for the industry to thrive.

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

The role will see you work four days per week in the office with one day per week with a cohort of your peers in the Press Association’s classroom in London.

You will achieve a Level 4 Public Relations and Communications Assistant apprenticeship at the end of your course.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This role is an ideal opportunity to build a broad base of skills needed to be a PR and communications professional. It could be a stepping stone into a press office role, campaigning or marketing career or a digital communications speciality.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Initiative, Responsibility, Practical Skills, Knowledge and Expertise, Decision making


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade C/4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any (Grade Grade E or above) Essential

Things to consider

• Be self-motivated, seeking a career within the communications and campaigns field. • Be passionate about delivering good quality and successful campaign content to support NFU policy priorities. • Ability to attend events, handle/carry materials and be flexible with working hours when required and with agreed notice. Full DBS Checks required & referencing checks.

About the employer

The National Farmers’ Union is the voice of British farming, and our members are at the heart of what we do. On their behalf we lobby government and other stakeholders, develop policy and provide a range of frontline services.




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Stoneleigh Park



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Public relations and communications assistant

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on NFU link and apply directly on their website.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 14 Aug 2022