Digital Marketing Apprentice

  • Job Reference: 00000359-1
  • Date Posted: 28 September 2020
  • Recruiter: Taylor & Francis
  • Location: Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £17,000
  • Sector: Advert / Media / Entertainment, Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 18 months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Are you looking to start your career in digital marketing? If so, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Digital Marketing Apprentice to join our forward-thinking, dynamic teams on an 18-month program that will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience to grow your career.

The Digital Marketing Apprentice role will complete five placements across our Marketing departments, working on a variety of creative, analytical, administrative, and technical tasks and projects. The rotations cover key marketing specialisms, equipped you with the skills to be a 21st century marketer. They’ll cover: automation and email marketing, social media, ecommerce, search engine optimisation (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM), and digital PR.

The apprentice will:

  • Work alongside and receive mentoring from experienced marketing specialists
  • Gain hands-on experience in core digital marketing specialisms
  • Learn and develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours to grow your career in marketing

Work towards gaining:

  • A Level 3 Apprenticeship in Digital Marketing (Standard)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English & Maths (if applicable)
  • You will need to pass an End Point Assessment in order to successfully achieve your apprenticeship

The Apprentice will learn and demonstrate the ability to: 

  • Understand how email marketing fits into campaign and journey development, including the use of automation in email
  • Learn introductory merchandising tactics for ecommerce trading and understand the impact of promotional pricing on sales behaviour
  • Create and update digital content, understanding the role of SEO in driving visibility
  • Develop SEM experience: hands on activities working alongside SEM managers, supporting existing pay per click (PPC) and display ads programs
  • Contribute to the planning and delivery of social media campaigns (paid and organic) and community management
  • Understand the role of digital PR in marketing and be part of a team pitching the latest scientific research to a network of global media contacts
  • Support the team in planning and researching activities, projects, or campaigns as directed by line manager (rotating through each specialist placement)
  • Build knowledge and understanding of the role of analytics in digital marketing, using the full suite of tools available
  • Contribute to discussions of new ideas and processes, understanding the role of optimization within digital marketing

What we are looking for:

  • Ability to explain why you have the potential we’re looking for
  • As a minimum requirement, you will need to have achieved or be expecting to achieve 5 GCSE passes at Grade C/4 or above including in English and Maths or equivalent qualifications
  • A proactive and ambitious attitude
  • Some experience with Microsoft Office, primarily Word and Excel
  • A basic understanding, and passion for, the principles of digital marketing
  • Enthusiasm and self-motivation: the drive to achieve
  • Adaptable: able to respond quickly to change and work to deadlines
  • A team player: wants to build good working relationships and has a positive attitude and professional manner
  • Great attention to detail

Things to consider:        

An Apprenticeship is a learning opportunity. Apprentices will be required to complete the mandatory 20% period of off-the-job training and all tasks associated with obtaining the Apprenticeship qualification

There needs to be the potential for the significant development of capabilities and competence during the programme for you to be eligible. You will not be able to complete an Apprenticeship in a role if you already hold the same level or higher existing qualification in digital marketing.  

On completion of the Apprenticeship:

After successful completion of the Apprenticeship a certificate will be issued formally recognising this achievement and will mark the end of the 18-month fixed-term Apprenticeship.

Taylor & Francis will make every effort to identify a suitable internal role on successful completion of the Apprenticeship, however there is no automatic guaranteed progression to a permanent or fixed-term role after successful completion of the Apprenticeship.

What we offer in return:

  • £17,000 annual salary
  • 25 days annual leave (3 additional days at Christmas)
  • 4 volunteering days annually
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Pension contributions
  • Seasonal social and charitable events
  • Training and development

Additional Information:

You must have the right to work and live in the United Kingdom

This role will be based remotely with some attendance to our Milton Park, South Oxfordshire office required

Applications will close on Friday 23rd October 2020, please provide a supporting covering letter with your application detailing your motivation and interest for this opportunity.


At Taylor & Francis we care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing and flexible working. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about.

Taylor & Francis Group an Informa Business

Informa is a leading academic publishing, business intelligence, knowledge and events business, creating unique content and connectivity for customers all over the world. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed.  As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under local law.    This role may also be available on a flexible working or part time basis – please ask the Talent Acquisition team for more information.