PR & Communications Apprentice, Speed Communications

Function: PR Assistant

Role categories: PR and Communications

  • Rate/Salary: £14,000 - £18,000 (depending on experience)
  • Location: Bristol
  • Starting date: ASAP
  • Expires: 23/01/2019

Job description

Speed Communications is a thriving 50-strong, full service PR and communications agency, utterly passionate about the communications world we live in. Award-winning with a track record in delivering impact, we create brilliant, shareable content across a myriad of channels. Every day we use our media intelligence, social savvy and insightful thinking to help brands and businesses tell their story in the most engaging and relevant way.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice to join our team! We're looking for someone with ambition, a natural interest in the media world, and a desire to learn from a fantastic team. We pride ourselves on being creative, energetic, curious, brave and savvy and need an apprentice to share our passion. We're offering you a greater opportunity to learn about traditional PR, digital, social and content creation.

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

  • Writing – Writing for business communications, communicating effectively with PR clients, writing for the media (this could include articles, news releases, blogs, and case studies)
  • Social media – Understanding when and which social media channel is appropriate and how it can be incorporated into a PR campaign. Using social media in a strategic and effective way for companies and brands
  • Media liaison – Understanding how the media operates, dealing with day to day inquiries from the media, pitching stories and/or products to the media, building relationships with the media (i.e. journalists), creating media lists, monitoring press clippings, sending/receiving press selection products
  • Media monitoring – monitoring for media coverage (social and traditional) and logging results
  • Deliver PR campaigns – Supporting the team in creating new campaigns, working to deliver a strategy for a client or organisation
  • Evaluate PR campaigns – Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of PR campaigns and measuring their impact
  • Presentation – Planning, structuring and delivering presentations internally and externally
  • Research & data analysis – Conducting research for the team and/or clients and reporting key details
  • Events – Planning, organising and co-coordinating events, meeting the objectives of the brief
  • Budgets – taking charge of small finance processes related to PR campaigns

The PR apprentice will also be required to demonstrate workload management by undertaking the following activities.

  • Time management - Planning, organising and prioritising your workload to ensure deadlines and objectives for both work activities and apprenticeship training are met
  • Diary management – Ensuring email/online diaries are kept up to date
  • Meetings – Arranging internal and external meetings, ensuring rooms are suitable and attendees needs are catered for
  • Career development - Taking responsibility for personal learning and professional development

The PR apprentice will also be required to demonstrate the following in their ability to work with people.

  • Professional relationships – Developing professional relationships with colleagues and stakeholders, effective listening and verbal/written communication
  • Communicating with supervisors/mentors - Ensuring they are aware of work in progress and are briefed when any problems arise
  • Team building - Working with teams to achieve goals and promote a motivated work environment
  • Networking - Building a professional network of other PR professionals whilst maintaining a professional image

Quality standards

  • Follow company and training provider procedures at all times
  • Produce high quality work with attention to detail
  • Maintain a positive company and personal image
  • You may be required to work flexible hours to meet the needs of clients and in return Speed offers a level of flexibility to you

If you're interested in applying, please do so by following this link; https://www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk/apprenticeship/-368492

Benefits

  • 25 days holiday, increasing to 29 after 2 years’ service (not including Bank holidays)
  • Additional holiday purchase scheme of up to 5 days per year
  • Additional 5 days holiday on your 5th anniversary year
  • Company pension scheme
  • Outstanding training and development programme
  • Well-being programme inc. weekly fruit delivery, eye-care vouchers
  • Refer a friend and new business incentives
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Medical cash plan – including employee assist programme, contributions to dental, optical, physio etc.
  • Employee discount scheme – an online platform for all staff offering a variety of discounts at various shopping outlets