PR & Communications Apprentice THE TILTON CONSULTANCY LTD

This is a fantastic opportunity to work for global clients in sectors including consumer, technology, health and social impact. The role will include desk research, content development for social media, and contributing to communications strategies. It would suit a self-starter with strong communication skills who enjoys diverse challenges.

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Closing date: 20 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £25,642.50

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 09:00 - 17:30

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    31 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000254169

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This apprentice role at The Tilton Consultancy will best suit somebody who wants to be challenged and learn from a small, senior and specialist team. We’re looking for an apprentice who want to get stuck in from day one and really make a difference to their teams. The role will best suit someone who wants to fast-track their career in communications and hit the ground running. It’s a fast-paced environment where you’ll learn quickly and be supported every step of the way.

PR activities:

The PR Apprentice will be required to undertake (but not be restricted to) the following occupational duties as part of their role:

  • Develop written and non-written content and schedule this content for publication/distribution according to the public relations and communications or campaign plan
  • Contribute to the creation of campaigns or new business proposals planning and their implementation
  • Research, analyse and monitor stakeholders to inform engagement strategies
  • Monitor media to keep up to date with current affairs and build knowledge of the journalist and media landscape
  • Research, analyse and evaluate campaigns against key performance indicators (KPIs) to prepare future campaigns
  • Share content with relevant stakeholders and media, to inform and influence audiences to maintain positive relationships
  • Undertake reputation assessment and formulate responses to support stakeholders with the planning and implementation of reputation management and/or crisis strategies
  • Support the Public Relations and Communications’ team with routine administrative, logistical, and time-sensitive tasks
  • Support the planning and delivery of ad hoc engagement activities such as events
  • Contribute to team development through sharing relevant knowledge and skills when required
  • Organise and coordinate stakeholder meetings
  • Contribute to the organisational objectives and key performance indicators to support communication activities which drive and improve performance and sustainability goals

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, with a PRCA Qualification
  • 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
  • Attendance to 50+ high-quality PRCA industry-training courses
    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
  • PRCA is the training provider for this apprenticeship, as well as the largest membership and industry body for the PR & Communications industry

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 The Tilton Consultancy 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, Genuine interest in PR, Proactive self-starter, Interest in current affairs, Social Media, Motivated and committed, Flexible and willing to learn

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English Language/Literature (Grade 9-4 (A*- C)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 (A*- C)) Desired
A Level or equivalent Creative subjects (Grade 4 (C) and above) Desired
A Level or equivalent English Language/Literature (Grade 4 (C) and above) Desired

Things to consider

You may be required to work flexible hours to meet the needs of clients. Benefits offered: Free PRCA Membership, 28 days annual leave, Work from Home, Casual Dress, Company Events.

About the employer

The Tilton Consultancy is a dynamic and fast-growing agency that was founded in 2021 by Jonathan Chandler. We help organisations achieve commercial competitive advantage through robust reputation strategies. Our approach is exemplified by our mission – ‘better decisions, told well’. ‘Better decisions’ expresses our role as an expert and senior advisory partner. ‘Told well’ means providing excellence in content, coaching and communication. In some instances, clients expect both – in others, we only work on strategy, communications, content or coaching. We work with global organisations across a range of reputational agendas, and there is a strong (though not exclusive) focus on ESG and sustainability in what we do. We are a small and agile team of consultants and specialists, and where appropriate, we also bring in world-class subject matter experts to work on different client challenges. Our environment is fast-paced but flexible, we’re growing quickly, and we’re excited to bring on new talent. We were delighted have won several awards in 2023, including Strategic Communications Agency of the Year (CorpComms Awards), ESG Consultancy Newcomer of the Year (ESG Awards), and Small Consultancy of the Year (PRCA Platinum Awards).

Employer

THE TILTON CONSULTANCY LTD

Address

3rd Floor

86-90 Paul Street

London

EC2A 4NE

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Training

Training provider

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION LIMITED

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

Contact

Georgia Elston

georgia.elston@prca.org.uk

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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