PR & Communications Apprentice

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18 Oct 2021


PR & Communications Apprentice Opportunities


The apprentices will help to produce high-quality products for clients. The role will involve monitoring across print, broadcast and online, including both media and political sources. It would suit someone with strong communication skills who has an interest in politics and the media.

Apprenticeship summary

Annual wage

  • £23,000.00

Working week

  • Either an early shift (06:00 - 15:00) or a late shift (11:00 - 20:00)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

Expected duration

  • 18 months

Possible start date

  • 15 Nov 2021

Date posted

  • 29 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship level

  • Higher
    Level 4 (Higher National Certificate)

Reference number

  • VAC001771396


  • 2 available

We are looking for enthusiastic new recruits to join Hanbury Strategy’s new Media Monitoring Unit!

PR activities

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

  • Writing: Able to write short concise summaries of coverage and produce accurate readouts following debates/events.
  • Communication skills: Demonstrate your ability to listen, ask engaging questions and respect others. 
  • Social media: Understand how to use social media platforms (mainly Twitter) and how to effectively monitor them for key mentions.
  • Research: Conduct research for account teams and report key details in a presentable way.
  • Data analysis: Able to use analytics to interpret media trends and mentions.
  • Media knowledge: Through media monitoring you will develop an understanding of how the media landscape operates across different mediums. 
  • Presentation: Able to plan, structure and deliver internal presentations.

Workload management

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

  • Time management: Able to manage your time effectively to ensure deadlines and objectives for both work activities and apprenticeship training are met. Ensuring email/online diaries are kept up to date.
  • Organisation: Must be able to plan and organise yourself so deadlines are always met.
  • Career development: Take responsibility for personal learning and professional development.

Working with people

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

  • Values: Ensure that you adhere to Hanbury’s values.
  • Team work: Demonstrate that you can work as part of a team and enjoy working with people with a diverse range of backgrounds and opinions.
  • Professional relationships: Can develop professional relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. Ensuring mentors and managers are aware of work-in-progress and are briefed when any problems arise. Working with teams to achieve goals and promote a motivated work environment.
  • Networking: Build a professional network of other PR professionals whilst maintaining a positive company and personal image.

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective communicator at all levels
  • Knowledge of how to use social media sites
  • Demonstrate general knowledge and use of computer software (i.e. Google Drive)
  • Organised and good time management: you can juggle different activities, understanding what needs to be prioritised, and will flag if deadlines won’t be met
  • Attention to detail: you consistently ensure that you review your pieces of work and submit to a good standard even when things are busy.

Personal qualities

  • Genuine interest in public relations, communications and politics
  • A strong media interest
  • A proactive ‘self-starter’: someone who takes the initiative to volunteer for tasks, is energetic in making the most of the opportunity, and offers ideas at meetings
  • Good interpersonal skills and willingness to learn

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grades 9-4 (A*- C) or equivalent in English Language and maths
  • Minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent is preferred
  • Graduates must have studied a degree which is completely different to PR, Communications, Journalism or Advertising degrees

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Future prospects

The potential career path of a successful applicant will form part of discussions during the apprenticeship - future employment opportunities within Hanbury Strategy may be available on completion.

Things to consider

Benefits offered

  • 28 days’ paid leave plus bank holidays and some time off over Christmas.
  • Pension plan with 4% employer contributions.
  • Discretionary bonus and competitive pay.
  • Complimentary Employee Assistance Programme and Doctor Care Anywhere.
  • Access to a full social and cultural calendar and employee wellness programmes.
  • A diverse people development programme including fortnightly internal training sessions and a full annual programme of external trainers and inspirational speakers.
  • Flexible working - with optional office and remote working.

*You will be required to work flexible hours to meet the needs of clients, working either an early or late shift.*

About the employer

We are experts in political strategy and communication.

Our public affairs division helps you understand what governments and politicians are thinking across the UK, and develops strategies to help you engage and influence them.

Our communications division will help you develop strategies to tell your story to the world in a compelling and consistent way.

We pride ourselves on the fact that all our team members can work across these disciplines and that we employ a full-spectrum, full-service approach.

If you face a particularly complex or challenging policy issue or reputational problem, we can help you understand what the public think, and what politicians think, and then develop public affairs and communications strategies to get you from A to B.




68 80

Hanbury Street


E1 5JL

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