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How will it work?
Like any other apprenticeship, you will be employed by a company, and will be spending most of your time in their office.
You will attend workshops at The Juice Academy every other week (9:30am - 4:00pm) during the first 10 months. The final three month period of the 15 month programme is known as the 'assessment period,' during which you will complete various projects; counting towards your end point assessment. When you’re ‘at work’ you’ll be working as part of your company’s team but also be set tasks (homework if you like) to show you’re learning and to provide evidence for your assessors.
What happens then?
You have a fantastic qualification and a wealth of experience to add to your CV. Hopefully, dependent upon how impressive you’ve been, you’ll be offered a permanent position (and probably given a raise)!
What are the entry criteria?
Minimum requirements are a Grade C or above at GCSE in Maths, English Language and preferably ICT. We may also consider you if you already hold key skills or functional skills in Maths, English or ICT at Level 2.
What is the qualification?
The programme is 15 months however, this does depend on learner progression and therefore could end up being slightly shorter or longer. Assuming you're successful, at the end of your apprenticeship you will receive a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Junior Content Producing.
What will I be paid?
For the first year, you will be paid a salary of £10,000. Thereafter, your pay will be increased to the National Living Wage (currently £8.21 per hour) for the remainder of the apprenticeship.
*All salaries are set at the employers’ discretion however, this will be the minimum you will receive
What are the working hours?
If you even need to ask this question, this role might not be for you! This will vary but you’re not entering a nine to five profession so it’s likely you’ll need to be flexible, especially while you’re on the programme as you’ll be working as well as learning – but at the end of it you’ll have a superb career with unrivalled prospects
Do I get to choose which company I work for?
You can state a preference and if you are offered a job by more than one company it is up to you who you choose.
What if I don’t get chosen?
There will be four intakes of 20 apprentices over the course of the year so if you don’t make it through this time, apply again (and practice your skills in the meantime to impress the judges!)
What are we looking for?
From the delegates we’re looking for – quite simply – the cream of the crop! You’ll already be passionate about digital media; you’ll be bright, ambitious, determined to succeed, a good writer and you’ll ideally have a proven track record of ‘getting involved’ (maybe you’re volunteering with local sporting groups or charities or you’ve been your class representative etc?) Your online presence will already be strong and you’ll be interested in the latest development and always learning
Will I be given a travel allowance?
No – unless otherwise agreed with your employer. As with any apprenticeship or college/university course, you’ll be expected to make your own way to your office and the training academy in Manchester at your own expense so please bear this in mind when applying
*What’s a creative agency?
It’s a business that works for lots of different companies, helping them communicate with their customers. It can be a public relations agency (helping businesses get their stories and messages onto media, such as TV, radio and newspapers), an advertising agency (creating and placing advertisements into magazines and newspapers, as well as onto TV and radio) or a digital agency (creating websites for companies and helping drive traffic to these websites via various marketing techniques). Most of these creative agencies also offer social media services to their clients and so are always looking to employ bright, young social media specialists
How do I apply?
See Apply – good luck!