Apprentice (Public Relations and Communications) East Suffolk Council

A unique opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic apprentice to join East Suffolk Council in our Communications Team. The main focus of the Communications and Marketing Team is to help the Council explain what it is doing (and why), in the most effective way possible, to a variety of different audiences and using a range of different tools.

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

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Year 1 - £8.47 per hour; Year 2 – £11.44 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Your role will be to support the Communications and Marketing team with a mixture of creative and administrative duties. These include writing impactful copy, supporting our social media output and public relations activities, and also supporting the delivery of internal communication programmes. As part of this you will support the production of engaging content for our social media platforms, help with media enquiries, and monitor external media and articles relating to East Suffolk Council. 

The training you will be getting

A fully funded and supported Level 4 PR and Communications Assistant Apprenticeship qualification.

A programme of great training and development opportunities to add to your CV.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We have an established and successful apprenticeship scheme, which has seen over 80% of apprentices stay on beyond their apprenticeships to develop promising careers with the Council.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Experience of social media


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grades 4 -9/Grade C and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grades 4 -9/Grade C and above) Essential

About the employer

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk. East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access.


East Suffolk Council


East Suffolk House

Riduna Park


IP12 1RT


HR team

01394 444229

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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Jun 2024