Marketing and Events Co-ordinator Apprentice THOMPSON SMITH AND PUXON

We are looking for a creative, passionate individual to assist the Firm and external agency with events, marketing campaigns, and administration. An exciting opportunity to learn about a wide range of marketing tactics and work with a dynamic team. Your role will include develop and maintain Social Media profiles for the business and carry out Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

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

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £8,754.20 to £17,290.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm with a 1-hour lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Social media:

  • Manage business social media profiles such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, & Instagram
  • Develop and maintain Social Media profiles for the business
  • Create social media content schedules
  • Build followers and increase engagement across all social media platforms
  • Develop new ideas to promote the business using social media/website 

Online presence:

  • Assist with the company website
  • Carry out Search Engine Optimisation
  • SEO activities to increase website traffic
  • Maintain the company website content
  • Image editing - cropping, resizing, other Photoshop work
  • Manage and update the company website to promote the company and products
  • The main purpose of the role will be to promote the business through social media and digital marketing channels.
  • Create websites using template/CMS system 


  • Run marketing campaigns
  • Content creation for social media, email campaigns and blogs
  • Creating email newsletters
  • Preparation of marketing material
  • Set up and implement e-mail marketing campaigns
  • Brand marketing
  • Draft copy for digital marketing communications
  • Ensure the content and format of all digital marketing is in accordance with the organisations brand guidelines
  • Assist with branding, design and content for presentations and proposals
  • E-mail marketing activity (Partner 4 Windows)
  • Sourcing and writing news articles and associated images
  • Managing landing pages
  • Content creation (Infographics, Case study and eBooks)
  • Conduct market research
  • Upload and schedule video release (YouTube, Vimeo etc.)
  • Mobile marketing 


  • Organise and monitor the firm’s event programme
  • Maintain up-to-date event list
  • Work closely with Stakeholders
  • Responsible for organising logistics including catering/event staff
  • Post event analysis, including capturing feedback
  • Manage the participation in external conferences
  • Create name badges for events when appropriate
  • Responsible for the planning, execution and clear down of events, with support when required of the wider team 


  • Customer service
  • Some administration duties
  • Ensure that reports and presentations are delivered to the highest level of quality
  • Answer phones
  • Meet and greet clients
  • Market research of competitors
  • Provide a support function to the business’s centralised digital marketing team


  • Track and monitor a campaigns performance with a weekly/monthly report
  • Analyse data to identify the target market and optimise each campaign
  • Analyse the traffic and visitors to the business website and social media platforms
  • Analyse and report data with Google Analytics
  • Collecting campaign metrics
  • Follow up and analysis of campaign results
  • Monitor and report on activities and provide relevant management information
  • Deliver reporting and analysis of the campaigns and projects during and after campaigns to ensure that marketing is focused on providing strong returns

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

Digital Marketer Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard.

  • All delivered within the workplace via online training and at Colchester Institute Campus
  • Qualifications include Google Analytics IQ, Principles of Coding, and Principles of Online and Offline Marketing

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Our intention will be to offer ongoing employment for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Able to multi-task, Flair for creative writing, Self-starter, Resourceful, Flexible and Adaptable, Passionate about marketing


GCSE or equivalent English and maths (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential
A Level or equivalent Preferably Law, Business and/or Accounting (Grade A*-E or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

The office is located at 6 The Stables, Colchester. Whilst a driving licence is not essential it would be advantageous for when travelling to events etc. This is a role within a law firm, you will be mentored and supported by our external marketing agency but for much of the time this will be a solo role, so they ability to use your initiative is vital.

About the employer

Established in 1879, Thompson Smith and Puxon (TSP) has grown to be one of the leading law firms in Essex, with 12 partners, some 70 employees, and offices in Colchester and Clacton. We offer a full range of legal advice to businesses and individual clients. Our specialist practice areas, with accredited lawyers and attentive support staff, ensure you receive the most professional and practical advice available. The partners and staff at TSP bring together local and regional knowledge with City firm experience, enabling us to compete effectively with large London practices. And with legislation constantly evolving, we make it our business to keep up to date with the latest developments. TSP is committed to achieving the highest professional standards. All staff undergo regular training and development to ensure they advise and support clients in a professional and competent way. Effective use of the latest technology also lies at the heart of our business to help deliver a fast, efficient and economical service. The Directors and Staff of TSP are very proud of our fundraising activities and our involvement in the local community. Throughout 2022 the Firm’s Social Committee have a number of events organised in support of different charities raising funds for good causes. Company & Employee Benefits: We offer an annual holiday entitlement of 33 days that includes 22 bookable days, bank holidays and closure of the office over the Christmas period (usually 3 days). The annual holiday entitlement is pro-rated for part time staff. We operate a staff pension scheme to which you will be auto-enrolled after you have completed 3 months service with us. You will also be able to join our medical Westfield Health benefit scheme, where the premium is paid by the firm as a benefit, after successfully passing a 6 month probationary period. Should it be of interest to you, we also operate a cycle to work scheme to encourage more environmentally friendly ways of travel for staff with shorter commutes.








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Training provider



Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team


Apprenticeship standard

Digital marketer

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Mar 2023