PR & Communications Apprentice at Quantum PR

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Apprenticeship summary

  •  Closing Date

    30 May 2022


    Annual wage

    £17,420.00 

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday; 9am to 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    06 May 2022

  • Distance

    1 miles

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number

    VAC001844821

  • Positions

    1 available

Quantum PR's campaigns combine media, design, social media, events and digital to deliver our clients’ objectives. We are now looking for a confident, passionate, ambitious apprentice who we can invest time in and who, in turn, will want to actively contribute to the agency while learning new skills.

Our apprentice will be a key part of the team and will be given tasks to stretch them to ensure that they are constantly developing their skills and experience. We are looking for someone who is passionate about communications and committed to learning, who can also quickly become an integral team player.

PR activities

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 (including 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
  • Research & data analysis: Conducting research for the team and/or clients and reporting key details
  • Presentation: Planning, structuring and delivering presentations internally & externally
  • Events: Planning, organising and co-coordinating events, meeting the objectives of the brief.
  • Budgets: taking charge of small finance processes related to PR campaigns
  • Client Liaison – to be able to converse with clients and suppliers by telephone, email and face to face.
  • Office Support – supporting senior account handlers, proofreading, sourcing production quotes.

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 

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 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 or marketing
  • Motivated and committed
  • Flexible and willing to learn
  • 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
  • Creative
  • A strong media interest
  • Interest in renewable energy, climate change, environment

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grades 9-4 (A*- C) or equivalent in English Language and maths
  • Minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent is preferred
  • Graduate applicants must have studied a degree outside the realms of PR, Communications, Journalism or Advertising

Future prospects

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

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
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Work from Home
  • Casual Dress
  • Company Events

About the employer

Quantum PR is a small, well-established agency that is entering a period of expansion and is looking for a talented young person to join the team. With a strong corporate reputation, we have a wide-ranging client portfolio and deliver many different services to them, so no day (or hour) is the same.

Quantum’s core specialism is in supporting developers to achieve planning consent, primarily in the renewables sector (solar, wind, hydrogen), through public consultation and stakeholder engagement campaigns. Other clients include local authorities, recycling companies, lawyers and Environmental Trusts.

Employer

Quantum Public Relations Limited

Address

Letraset Building

Kingsnorth Industrial Estate, Wotton Road

ASHFORD

TN23 6LN


Training

Training provider

PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION LIMITED

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

Contact

Jeneva Hutchinson jeneva.hutchinson@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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