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Social Media Apprentice wanted at Bolton's Miller Metcalfe

Bolton estate agents, Miller Metcalfe, has pledged to take on an apprentice from the UK’s first industry-led social media apprenticeship programme – and the deadline for applications is fast approaching.

Apprenticeships are constantly rising in popularity and new research* has found that over a quarter of apprentices are earning more than their graduate counterparts.

Miller Metcalfe has teamed up with The Juice Academy to identify young social media talent in the Bolton area to join its team.

Applications for the social media apprentice role are being welcomed until 11th July ahead of a ‘boot camp’ selection day at The Juice Academy in Manchester.

The lucky applicant will then be based at Miller Metcalfe’s office in Bolton while receiving training at the Academy.

Jess Holloway, digital marketing manager at Miller Metcalfe, said: “We have heard great things about The Juice Academy so we are very excited to be taking on a new social media apprentice. This is an unrivalled opportunity for bright young minds who live and breathe social media to utilise and develop their skills, whilst bringing fresh and imaginative ideas to our company.

“The type of person we are looking for is someone with the ability to “think differently” – a person who can not only handle a challenge but embrace one. The best candidate will be somebody who is willing to work hard and continuously develop and improve within the company (and have some fun along the way too!) Our chosen person would be energetic, focused and hardworking, with some fire in their belly!”

The Juice Academy opened its doors to its first cohort of apprentices in July 2013 and has since created nearly 40 jobs for young people in the North West. To date, the academy has achieved a 100 per cent success rate, with all of its cohort one students securing permanent, full-time roles with their placement employers.

The brainchild of Manchester’s Tangerine PR, the Academy was launched to increase youth employment and fill an industry-wide skills gap by training young professionals in the practical application of social media.

With 123 years in the property industry, Miller Metcalfe specialises in property sales, lettings, auctions, commercial and surveys.

To find out more about the vacancy and to apply, please visit or email with ‘Miller Metcalfe’ as the subject.

The Juice Academy is looking for even more businesses to take a social media apprentice from its January cohort – to find out more, please contact Anna Wilson at The Juice Academy on 0161 817 6600 or email

*Figures provided by the Office of National Statistics, January 2014

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