Digital Marketing Assistant Apprenticeship SIDEWAYS MEDIA LIMITED

We are seeking an enthusiastic Marketing Apprentice to join our growing friendly team. We are a family-owned agency that has divisions in publishing, design, PR, events and marketing. Tasks include researching trends, producing attention-grabbing content, managing social media channels and assisting with campaign and event delivery.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Reporting to our Creative Director and under the supervision and guidance of our MD, you will gain hands-on experience in various digital marketing channels and techniques.

Learning and implementing a variety of marketing knowledge and skills across a variety of platforms, your duties and responsibilities in this role will consist of:

●       Campaign Planning and Execution:

Bringing your creative ideas to the planning table, you will work to build them into long-term creative strategies; seeing ideas through from generation to implementation to analysis.


●       Social Media Management: 

Know your reels from your stories? Understand track choice and hashtags? In this role you will monitor social media trends and identify opportunities to increase our clients’ brand visibility and engagement, as well as generate content and schedule posts for best reach.

●       Content & PR:

Create and distribute engaging (and SEO-friendly) content for clients across our portfolio; this would include: blog posts, articles and videos. Write engaging press releases and build a reliable network of press and media contacts to cascade stories too. Monitor and report reach.

●       Email Marketing:

Assist in testing to optimise our clients’ email campaign performance. Prepare content via e-newsletters and monitor and analyse data.

●       Search Engine Optimization (SEO):

Learn and apply SEO best practices to improve our clients’ website visibility and organic search rankings. Help conduct keyword research and optimise clients’ website content accordingly.

Data Analysis and Reporting:

Assist in gathering data from various marketing platforms and tools to evaluate our clients’ marketing efforts. Prepare reports on campaign performance and present findings to the Creative Director.

●       Market Research:

Conduct research on industry trends, customer behaviours, and competitor activities to inform our marketing strategies.

●       Communication and Collaboration:

Work closely with other team members and departments at Sideways Media to align marketing efforts with the company’s overall business objectives. Stay up to date with digital marketing trends and industry developments to contribute effectively to Sideways Media’s and our clients' marketing initiatives.

The training you will be getting

Our Multi-Channel Marketer apprenticeship programme offers a flexible and customisable delivery model that combines on-site and remote training and support. Learners will work closely with a dedicated assessor who will provide regular support through monthly remote visits and scheduled face-to-face meetings as needed. We also offer a purely remote delivery option that includes online learning materials, virtual classrooms, and regular remote support from the assessor.


Throughout the apprenticeship, learners will have access to a variety of learning resources and ongoing support from our experienced trainers. Our goal is to help learners build the knowledge, skills, and confidence they need to excel in their role as a multi-channel marketer and make a valuable contribution to their employer's business goals.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there is the opportunity to progress into a permanent role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Willing to learn, Enthusiastic


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

Sideways Media is a fresh, dynamic and highly creative team of global talent based in Ashford, Kent with a true local ethos. We are committed to delivering the very finest design, insightful editorial and content, breath-taking photography, and the highest quality marketing communications, production and project management. At Sideways Media we help our clients to effectively captivate and engage with their audience. Whether through our stylish and targeted magazines, publications, websites, PR & Communications, marketing, digital media, video or print materials, we always use 100% pure creative genius to get them noticed and elevate their brand profile. We are proud publishers of insideKENT magazine, A Kentish Ceremony and Kent Staycation.







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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

Multi-channel marketer

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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