PR & Communications Apprenticeship at Gallium Ventures Ltd

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Role Summary:

We are looking for an apprentice to join an exciting tech and consumer PR agency in London. Working with brands within the technology and/or consumer space you will support the team tracking press coverage, research, drafting content, pitching press, and perhaps even attending some events if you are so inclined.

 

Contract: Full time

Working week: Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 17:30 with required hour away from your desk lunch. Total hours per week: 37.50

Expected duration: 18 months
Possible start date: 10 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship Level: Higher Level 4 (Higher National Certificate)

Positions: 1 available

Location: London, W1T 4TQ

Closing date for applications: 1 January 2022

Recruitment: This employer is hiring on a rolling basis. The vacancy will be closed once the right candidate is found.

Annual wage: £20,000.00

About Resident Advisor:

We are looking for an apprentice to join our exciting tech and consumer PR agency in London.

At Gallium Ventures we believe it's important our team enjoy who they work with, and what they work on. Because of this career progression is based on merit (not waiting for a job role to become available), and the members of our team hold a central role in deciding what companies and products we work with, along with the direction of the culture.

 

Responsibilities:

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

  • Research & data analysis: Conducting research for the team and/or clients and reporting key details
  • Presentation: Planning, structuring and delivering presentations internally and externally
  • Writing: Writing for business communications, communicating effectively with 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
  • 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
  • Events: Planning and co-coordinating events, and event attendance is not uncommon
  • Budgets: taking charge of small finance processes related to PR campaigns

Workload management:

  • 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. 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

Working with people:

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. Ensuring supervisors and coaches 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: Building a professional network of other PR professionals whilst maintaining a positive company and personal image 
  • Creativity: At Gallium we work with clients in a creative and collaborative manner, so a growing understanding in creative approaches. Keep your creative hat on!

 

Requirements and prospects:

Desired skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective communicator at all levels
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office packages and experienced in social media
  • Organised and able to manage own time
  • Strong attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • A genuine interest in tech
  • Creative
  • Flexible and willing to learn
  • Motivated and committed
  • A ‘self-starter’ – someone who will use their initiative, be energetic and make the most of the opportunity
  • A personal interest in consumer technology is a bonus

 

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent is desirable
  • GCSE: 9 to 4 (formerly A* to C) in English Language or equivalent
  • GCSE: 9 to 4 (formerly A* to C) in maths or equivalent

·       Graduates must have studied a degree which is completely different to PR, Communications, Journalism or Advertising degrees (or equivalent).

 

Employee benefits:

Future prospects

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

Things to consider

Benefits:

  • 28 days annual leave entitlement
  • 3% pension after 3 months

*You may be required to work flexible hours to meet the needs of clients.*

 

About the employer

We’re an exciting tech and consumer PR agency in London. The companies we have worked with over the years are across a number of sectors:

  • Technology
  • Health & fitness
  • Consumer lifestyle
  • Gaming & VR
  • Film
  • Smarthome & IoT

Culture: 

Agencies don't come much better than this as Gallium gives any new member of the team an opportunity to grow with the company and build upon many skills, not just PR. Working with start-ups and well-known brands around the world mean you will earn a unique perspective as you work under a MD who will show you the ropes. Everyone in the team have varied backgrounds, so there is a cross-pollination of ideas and training throughout your time in the team.

You will be involved in: 

Working with the team in creating fun and engaging PR campaigns that drive anything from brand awareness, sales or even social engagement. This is done through creative sessions and supporting the team in strategy and planning for various accounts. You will also be expected to build relationships across consumer, tech and national press as these relationships should be throughout your career.

 

Employer

GALLIUM VENTURES LIMITED

Website: https://www.galliumventures.com/

Facebook: @GalliumVentures

LinkedIn: @Gallium Ventures

Twitter: @GalliumVentures

Instagram: @galliumventures

 

Address

unit 509

85

Tottenham Court Road

London

W1T 4TQ

 

Training

Training provider

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION LIMITED

Contact

Stephanie Umebuani stephanie.umebuani@prca.org.uk

 

  • 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, which is a nationally recognised qualification route with a Diploma.
  • 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
  • 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
  • The apprentice must follow company and training provider procedures at all times

Apprenticeship standard

Public relations and communications assistant
Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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