PR Apprentice Vacancy

By April 23, 2021 April 26th, 2021 KC News

We have a fantastic opportunity for a proactive and ambitious individual to kickstart their PR career as our PR Apprentice.

An excellent communicator with a flair for creative writing, you will have the ability to work across a variety of industry sectors including professional services, manufacturing, travel, and health tech amongst others.

The type of activity you can expect to be involved in day to day includes; campaign ideation and brainstorming, researching and engaging with key media contacts to outreach press releases, writing creative written content for a range of platforms, developing reports and analysing results and much more.

You will be confident, tenacious and results-driven and have a passion for ongoing learning and development. 

Key responsibilities

  • Audience, data and topic research
  • Compiling media lists
  • News and competitor monitoring
  • Drafting press releases, social media, blogs and other content
  • Outreach to press – including picking up the phone and speaking with the media
  • Building relationships with journalists and the media in a range of industries
  • Working to improve SEO performance and deliver regular high-quality backlinks by creating digital PR and outreach campaigns
  • Maintaining active social media profiles
  • Completing performance reports (PR and social media)

Key requirements

  • Excellent standard of written English, including spelling, punctuation and grammar.
  • Great presentation skills.
  • Fanatical attention to detail and organisational skills
  • A sense of fun and a strong team player

Eligibility

  • Minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent is preferred
  • GCSE: 9 to 4 (formerly A* to C) in English Language or equivalent
  • GCSE: 9 to 4 (formerly A* to C) in maths or equivalent
  • Graduate applicants must have studied a degree which is completely different from PR, Communications, Journalism or Advertising degrees. The purpose of an apprenticeship is to learn/develop a considerable amount of new knowledge and skills.

Your apprenticeship

We will support you through a Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship (equivalent qualification to a Foundation degree) in Public Relations with the PRCA. You will be employed on an 18-month fixed-term contract, with the opportunity to turn into a permanent role. 

What can you expect from KC Communications?

  • A fantastic opportunity to kickstart your career, with colleagues who will champion you every step of the way
  • A starting salary of £9k per annum
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • A ‘Better You’ budget which provides you with a fund to not only access ongoing training and professional accreditation but can also be used for other activities that help you to be a ‘better you’ such as gym membership and more. 
  • Company health care plan through Vitality which includes a personal healthcare fund which covers dental and optical costs along with various other perks including Peloton and Headspace subscription, weekly Cafe Nero, cinema tickets and more.
  • A fun-filled working environment, working alongside colleagues who are passionate about the industry and the growth of the business.
  • Flexible working
  • Free parking… when in the office
  • Access to industry events
  • Joining a business committed to apprentices, as demonstrated by our 2020 Apprenticeship Award win.
  • The opportunity to grow with a fast-growing boutique agency providing access to continued career growth not defined by hierarchies

To apply, tell us why you would be the perfect addition to our business by emailing talent@kccomms.co.uk 

But before you do so, you might fancy discovering a little bit more about yourself with a couple of personality profiling tests we undertake as part of our interview process…

Closing date: 20th May 2020