Marketing & Communications Apprentice BUILDERS MERCHANTS FEDERATION LIMITED

To work alongside the Marketing & Communications Manager to promote and support the many varied activities of the BMF, which provides business support services to its membership ranging from staff training to networking forums, conferences, market insight information and policy & public affairs work.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,648.00 to £20,820.80

    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 to Thursday, from 8:30am until 5:00pm, Friday 8.30am – 1.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Jul 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

  • Be responsible for BMF email marketing – creating, targeting and scheduling regular emails to BMF members
  • Be responsible for day-to-day website editing eg page updates, posting news/press releases
  • Working with agencies regarding social media support and PR
  • When required, be responsible for any image editing and basic design work
  • Working with BMF external design/marketing agencies and printers
  • Liaise with the staff team on requirements/updates for any corporate material – e.g Training/Business Services/Member brochures
  • Help with BMF events (e.g Conferences/Forums) and attendance at trade exhibitions
  • BMF Forum promotion, support, and administration
    Assisting with the production of publications such as BMF One Voice, Handbook, Annual Review
  • Any other duties as and when required – e.g general admin, covering Reception occasionally

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Multi-channel marketer
  • Training will be delivered virtually 6 hours a week (during working hours)
  • Functional skills if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A full time marketing role with the BMF as a Marketing Assistant.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6) Desired

Things to consider

• Your primary place of work will be at the BMF Coventry Head Office at 1180 Elliott Court, Coventry Business Park, Canley, Coventry CV5 6UB • Some hybrid working (maximum 1 day per week) may be possible in agreement with the Marketing & Communications Manager after completion of an initial induction period

About the employer

The Builders Merchants Federation Ltd (BMF) is the only trade association representing merchants and suppliers in the UK and Ireland. Our vision is to enable members to ‘build excellence’ in the building materials sector. Total membership from 1 April 2024 stands at 950 merchant and supplier companies who together have combined sales of £45.3bn and employ just under 200,000 people in the building materials sector. The BMF’s 502 merchant members, including 79 now from Ireland, operate from over 6,400 branches across the UK and Ireland.









Marianna Peet

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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

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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