Media & Production Business Administration Apprentice TALK MEDIA SALES LIMITED

Talk Media Sales Limited are offering the chance for a candidate to take part in a Media & Production Business Administration Apprenticeship. The successful candidates will act as Production Assistant and will be responsible for liaising with clients to ensure advertising artwork is supplied / created within a given time frame.

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Closing date: 05 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 9.00am - 5.30pm and Friday, 9.00am - 4.30pm. Breaks to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 36.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 May 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will need to effectively communicate with suppliers, to ensure that the product is produced correctly and the requirements are met. 

Duties will include:

  • Managing the production process across multiple magazines by liaising with clients, advertisers and the sales team
  • Working with the sales team and advertisers to ensure delivery dates and production deadlines are met
  • Ensuring files are supplied to printers on time and checking digital proofs against our print ready files for consistency
  • Designing and amending advertisements for clients and advertisers
  • Checking files supplied by clients to ensure that they meet the printer’s specification

The training you will be getting

  • For this Apprenticeship Standard, learners will have the opportunity to give focus on the knowledge, skills and behaviours of the standard that will allow for good business acumen, decision making and the understanding of tools and techniques in relation to time and project management
  • The completion of this Apprenticeship Standard will require monthly training visits from a qualified IPS Trainer to help support the Apprentice
  • This will allow them to develop skills and progress the building of the Apprentice portfolio to prepare the learner for End Point Assessment
  • Delivery is primarily carried out through remote visits, but the trainer will visit the learner’s workplace quarterly and at the start of training to allow for a good working relationship between all parties for smooth delivery of the Standard
  • Upon successful completion, the learner will achieve the Level 3 Business Administrator Standard

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • The candidate will have the opportunity to advance within the Production department to become a Senior Production Executive or, if better suited, into a more creative role as a Senior Designer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Project management skills, Punctual, Reliable, Time management


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

Things to consider

Enrolment onto your apprenticeship programme is subject to prior attainment checks, and your Personal Learning Record will be reviewed upon successful appointment. We are also obligated to follow the guidelines around eligibility, set out by the government apprenticeship funding rules. NB: Please include minimum qualifications (GCSE Maths and English grades) in your apprenticeship application. Tailor your application to the vacancy, dedicating 1-2 paragraphs for each question to demonstrate interest in the role and the company. **If you are unsuccessful, you will be automatically added to our Talentpool list where future vacancies will be sent to you. If you would like to opt out of this mailing list please select unsubscribe in the email.**

About the employer

We are an independent publishing sales house bursting with creativity, passion and industry knowledge. Talk Media Sales succeeds in driving sales of your media space to its highest potential, simultaneously saving your operating costs from your ad sales department.




The Granary

Downs Court

Yalding Hill

ME18 6AL

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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


Mandy Rai


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

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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