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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 (unless they are a remote working company, or there are current changes due to COVID-19 restrictions).
You will attend workshops at The Juice Academy every other week (9:30am - 4:00pm) during the first 12 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?
Level 3 Junior Content Producer Standard. The programme is 15 months however, this does depend on learner progression and therefore could end up being slightly shorter or longer. The practical period is 12-13 months and then the End Point Assessment is 2-3 months and, assuming you are successful, you will receive a pass or distinction for the qualification at the end of the apprenticeship.
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 £8.72 per hour- that’s around £17k annual salary!) 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 apply online by selecting your favourite employer from the opportunities list (once you click apply) and then, if your written application is successful to the next stage, you can put yourself forwards for more employer opportunities. You do not need to re-apply to multiple opportunities, we only need one written application from you that we can circulate to multiple employers.
What if I don’t get chosen?
There will be four intakes of up to 20 apprentices over the course of the year (January- April- August- October) so if you don’t make it through this time, we invite you to apply again (and practice your knowledge/skills in the meantime to impress the employers!)
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
The industry-led training is delivered by Tangerine, a creative agency*
*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). All of these agencies rely need to consistently produce high quality content, no matter what channel it’s meant for. 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!