We are looking to recruit a PR Apprentice. The successful individual will join a small team of experienced and passionate communicators, marketers and engineer professionals. As the go-to person for the press office, they will have some knowledge of what PR is and how social media platforms help to deliver a message.

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Closing date: 14 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday: between 8am to 5:00pm. Friday: between 8am to 1pm.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    09 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Creating written content - would include press releases, op-eds, press briefing documents and quotes/statements on behalf of team members.
  • Working with team members on the delivery of key messages and researching will be involved in some of those tasks.
  • Creating media lists – on request gathering media lists based on press release distribution. This is to support our targeted comms.
  • Building relationships with press contacts – networking and reaching out to targeted publications. Pitching to the media will be a key part of this.
  • Staying close to new social media trends and changes within the platforms and seeking new creative opportunities to reach and connect with more followers, e.g. through live and broadcast opportunities.
  • Support with producing reports – analytics of press coverage and using metrics to demonstrate the success of the comms team outputs.
  • Playing a key role in the delivery of campaigns on behalf of FZUK.
  • Support with events– press events or internal events.

The training you will be getting

  • You will develop a wide understanding of public relations and the impact it has on businesses
  • As a public relations and communications apprentice, you will follow a level 4 public relations assistant apprenticeship standard, which is a nationally recognised qualification route with a Diploma
  • This will involve “on the job” training, virtual visits from an apprenticeship coach, an internal line manager to provide ongoing guidance, online learning and creating a portfolio of evidence
    Functional Skills in maths and English if required
  • The apprentice will be working towards an End-Point Assessment (EPA) which will determine if he/she has the knowledge, skills, and behaviours listed in the PR & Communications Assistant standard
  • The apprentice must follow company and training provider procedures at all times

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The potential career path of a successful applicant will form part of discussions during the apprenticeship - future employment opportunities within FZUK may be available on completion.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Proactive self-starter, Genuine interest in PR, Social Media, Interest in current affairs


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 (A*- C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 (A*- C)) Desired
A Level or equivalent Creative subjects (Grade 5 (B)) Desired
A Level or equivalent English (Grade 5 (B)) Desired
A Level or equivalent Humanities subjects (Grade 5 (B)) Desired

About the employer

FAUN Zoeller are a wholly owned subsidiary of the KIRCHHOFF Group, with factories across Europe, Asia, America and the Pacific Rim the Group produce automotive parts, tools and mobility equipment as well as refuse collection bodies, lifters and road sweepers. Now with 46 Factories in 16 countries over 3 continents the company has grown from the original needle company started in 1785! The FAUN Group globally has an extensive service network with over 500 engineers, the UK division aims to offer a first class sales and service provision and ensure that all of our products are renowned for quality and innovation. With a network of preferred partner workshops and our own team of 14 fully equipped, qualified field service engineers, we ensure that investing in our product is not just for today… but the whole life of the vehicle.




Units 4 & 5 Colemeadow Road

Moons Moat North Industrial Estate


B98 9PB

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Georgia Elston

Apprenticeship standard

Public relations and communications assistant

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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