PR & Comms Assistant Apprentice (Junior Account Exec) CERES PARTNERSHIP LTD

We are currently on the lookout for a hungry and enthusiastic PR Exec to support our busy and growing team in our offices just outside Reading town centre. This is a great first role with lots of opportunities to get involved with all aspects of PR, with plenty of training and in-house support.

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Closing date: 12 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Full time Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    04 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Media activity to include issuing press releases, including selling in, building media lists etc as well as logging coverage
  • To spot key opportunities within the media and highlight them to Account Executives, Account Managers, and Directors
  • Identifying bloggers and working with them on specific accounts including arranging their contracts, issuing products, following through to point of activity, and evaluating the success / reach
  • To provide support to the account team to help ensure the smooth running of social media accounts as identified and to support the achieving of targets i.e. followers, engagement with influencers etc.
  • To monitor the named social media accounts and news feeds to ensure maximum engagement and to highlight potential issues as they arise - in conjunction with the relevant Account Manager
  • To provide support as required - ranging from research for new business to office admin
  • To provide support to ensure that campaigns are evaluated successfully, and results reported back to clients in a suitable manor
  • To work within target hours to ensure that accounts are not over-serviced and to prioritise personal workloads
  • To provide office admin support as required such as stationary ordering and general filing

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

Level 4 Public Relations and 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 and Communications Association (PRCA) and will gain a level 4 apprenticeship

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Working towards becoming an Account Executive / Senior Account Executive / Junior Account Manager / Account Manager (and beyond).

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-8 or A-C) Essential

Things to consider

25 -days holiday Workplace pension scheme Work Laptop

About the employer

Ceres – food and wellbeing PR and marketing agency, specialising in PR, social, content, and experiential – across the food, health, and wellbeing sectors.








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Training provider



Heena Kareer


Apprenticeship standard

Public relations and communications assistant

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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