BSc (Hons) Digital Marketer Degree Apprentice ESSEX SCIENTIFIC LABORATORY SERVICES LTD

ESSLAB are looking for an enthusiastic Digital Marketer Apprentice to join our Sales and Marketing team. If you are a team player with a pro-active approach to getting things done, and are eager to learn more about how marketing works in the scientific sector, then this is the role for you.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Bonus scheme is available after 12 months employment Private Healthcare is available after 6 months of employment

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm with a 1 hour unpaid lunch

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    28 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As an apprentice, you will spend 20% (1 day) of your time studying and working towards achieving your qualification off the job. 80% (4 days) will be spent working with your team and gaining the skills you need to build your expertise on the job, including:

  • Web content
  • SEO
  • GA4
  • Design
  • Copywriting
  • Email & social media campaigns
  • Corporate event planning and delivery

You will work within a team where expertise and best practices drive innovation, allowing you to learn a wide range of digital marketing skills. This collaborative environment will provide you with valuable mentoring and support as you develop your skills in digital marketing.

You will work with experienced marketers to keep the MarTech stack* optimised, whilst helping to develop new initiatives tailored to the specific needs of our clients in the UK and EMEA. Your role will involve contributing fresh ideas and insights to the team.

*CRM, Shopify, Mailchimp, Social Media – LinkedIn, emailer & post purchase activities.

The training you will be getting

  • Course Duration: 4 Year, Undergraduate Course 
  • Academic Award: BSc (Hons) Digital Marketing
  • Apprenticeship Level: Undergraduate Level 6
  • Training Location & Delivery: Predominantly online (Minimum 20%) 1 day per week
  • Employment Support: OTJ Training 80% 4 days per week

The course is delivered predominantly online, through Anglia Ruskin Universities learning management system (LMS), ‘Canvas’. Apprentices’ learning is facilitated by experienced tutors and marketing practitioners under the guidance of ARU's academic team

Following a one-day, in-person, induction in the first week, to meet fellow apprentices, tutors, and have a full orientation on using the University’s library, academic regulations, and student support, there will be a series of 6 face-to-face workshops on either of our Cambridge, Chelmsford, London or Peterborough campuses, throughout the academic year.

These workshops will equip apprentices with the theory needed to illuminate their practice in the workplace and enable you to concentrate on developing the skills relevant to the role in the context of your own personal and professional development within ESSLAB.

20% off-the-job training (including, but not limited to online study, completion of assignments, shadowing etc.) as part of their normal working hours. Typically, we will release apprentice for around 47 days per year to undertake off-the-job training – the exact time required will be detailed in the apprentice’s Individual Training Plan.

Working within the B2B Sales and Marketing team at ESSLAB, providing real work which is productive and provides the range of experience and opportunities required to enable you to complete the apprenticeship and enable future progression.

Full induction and training plan into the role and continuous on-the job training, support, and mentoring.

Travel costs to a place other than their normal place of work to undertake training and/or assessment related to their apprenticeship will be covered as part of the apprenticeship program.

We will offer an appointed supervisor and/or mentor for the duration of Apprenticeship. The mentor will be able to support the successful applicant to reconcile and relate the academic teaching and learning they access through the taught part of the programme (online and in-
person), to their role within your organisation.

ESSLAB will enabling the successful applicant to spend the required training hours (detailed in their individual training plan) from their working hours, committed to their studies through ‘Off-the-Job’ learning.

ESSLAB will provide access to suitable experiences and opportunities to enable them to complete the portfolio of evidence required by the assessment plan.

ESSLAB will take regular updates from the university on the progress of the apprentice on the academic programme.

ESSLAB and your appointed mentor will support the sign off the Apprentice for EPA Gateway.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • After successful completion of the 4 year apprenticeship, you will have developed the skills and experience to lead our marketing team

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, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Enthusiasm, Inquisitive, Confident


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any Subject (Grade C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any Subject (Grade C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Any Subjject (Grade C) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Media or Marketing (Grade C) Desired

About the employer

With over four decades of industry experience, ESSLAB has built a reputation as a trusted supplier of Certified Reference Materials, Instrumentation and Consumables. Our independence & expertise means that we have the capability to supply the latest high quality products which represent the best value & choice to all our customers. We have established long-standing relationships with industry-leading suppliers who share our commitment to quality and innovation. By working closely with Inorganic Ventures, Hamilton, Macherey-Nagel, OHAUS, and other renowned manufacturers, we can bring you the latest advancements in laboratory technology and ensure that you have access to the most reliable products on the market. Customer satisfaction is at the core of everything we do. We strive to exceed your expectations by providing technical expertise, exceptional customer service, and prompt support at every stage of your journey with us. Our knowledgeable customer service team is always ready to assist you with product enquiries, technical questions, and order processing, ensuring a seamless experience when you choose ESSLAB as your laboratory supplier.








Richard Day

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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

Apprenticeship standard

Digital marketer (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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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