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We are looking for a motivated individual to work in the marketing team, closely with the estimating team and management team. You will be involved in different areas of marketing within the business to gain lots of experience to help start your marketing career - we are passionate about our employee’s development. You will assist with development of marketing materials.

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

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Closing date: 03 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £14,000 - £19,000 depending on age

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm with 30-minutes for lunch

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your daily duties will include but are not limited to: 

  • Assisting with development of marketing materials
  • Assisting with organising attendance at events
  • Developing ideas for marketing campaigns including digital campaigns
  • Ensuring correct use of Dunelm logo across the company
  • Measuring effectiveness of marketing campaigns
  • Competitor analysis
  • Measuring customer satisfaction
  • Developing case studies
  • Assisting staff with the development of their CVs
  • Updating the company website
  • Maintaining the company’s social media accounts
  • Assisting with writing the staff newsletter
  • Assisting with completion of tender documents

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

Our training delivery is based on a remote, flexible blended model of one-to-one sessions every 4 weeks, group sessions, webinars, online courses, video, and additional support as required. This means that our learners have the guidance they need as well as the flexibility to learn around the requirements of their jobs so can complete the apprenticeship at their workplace. We find that this approach reduces disruption for the learners and their line managers giving everyone the best chance of benefitting from the training and completing the course. 

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will gain a 'Marketing Assistant L3' qualification which is recognised nationally. 

The course teaches learners to support marketing activity, implement plans and deliver day-to-day activity across different platforms and channels. To support their study, all learners are given access to LinkedIn Learning, including bespoke channels designed to support their apprenticeship and Perlego, which includes full searchable access to hundreds of thousands of textbooks to support study. 

Training is structured around a series of one-to-one visits covering the following core topics: 

  • Basic marketing   
  • GDPR, legal, regulatory and compliance frameworks 
  • Social Media and customer journeys 
  • Copywriting and proofreading techniques 
  • Primary and Secondary Research 
  • Positives and Negatives of Marketing 
  • SEO techniques 
  • CRM Systems & Marketing Automation 
  • Marketing Metrics 
  • Budgeting and Planning 
  • Assessment method 1: Mocks Knowledge test 
  • Current technologies  
  • Principles of Marketing ethics 
  • Brand Theory 

Learners are also expected to complete Google Analytics IQ to support their understanding.  

Project Activity and Portfolio Building: 

Evidence collected relates to these duties and covers knowledge, skills and behaviours to help the learner build the experience they need to successfully complete their apprenticeship.  

As part of their assessment, learners must complete a work-based project and write a 3,500 report for submission. The project must be based on any of the following:  

  • Business specific need - such as a tactical marketing issue  
  • A specific problem  
  • A recurring issue  
  • A new business idea or opportunity

Gateway and End Point Assessment: 

We also give the learners mock knowledge tests and EPA interviews to ensure they are ready for the End Point Assessment and know precisely what to expect at all points in the process. The EPA itself includes: 

  • Knowledge Test - multiple choice 
  • Work Based Project Showcase - including report and discussion 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of the apprenticeship there is the possibility of a position as a Marketing Assistant with Dunelm Geotechnical & Environmental Ltd.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Mircosoft Office, Interest in Marketing, Interest in Design, Enthusiastic, Willing to learn, Confident, Flexible


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

Things to consider

Your salary will increase in accordance with National Minimum Wage rates.

About the employer

We are a ground investigation company who have been established for over 50 years with four offices in Durham (Head Office), Oldham, Glasgow and Newbury, and occasionally overseas. Dunelm provides ground investigation services for various industries across the UK including housing developers, construction firms, utility companies, railway, local authority and home owners who require planning permission for an extension. The ground investigation can include a desktop study of the history of the land through to a large scale investigation where we drill boreholes and carry out testing of the ground conditions.








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Training provider




Apprenticeship standard

Marketing assistant

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Feb 2023