PR Apprentice Vacancy

By July 23, 2021 July 29th, 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


  • 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 

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