Digital Marketing Apprentice

Digital Marketing Apprentice

We are looking for a confident, enthusiastic and organised apprentice to join our AoC Jobs team. Our work involves using digital marketing to attract talented people to apply for exciting career opportunities in the further education sector and we need your help to do it even better.

From day one you will be an integral part of the team. We will work closely with you and our apprenticeship provider to make sure that you are trained and supported every step of the way. We will teach you what we know and we hope that you will share with us your ideas to help us continually improve.

About the role

As our Digital Marketing Apprentice, you will support the Digital Recruitment Manager in the delivery of digital marketing plans for both AoC Jobs and AoC Create, including:

  • Uploading, creating, testing and delivering digital marketing strategies in areas such as Search Engine Optimisation, Programmatic Advertising, Social Media Campaigns and Email Marketing.
  • Liaising with our marketing agency to ensure campaigns are relevant and cost-effective.
  • Monitoring, reviewing and improving the effectiveness of client job postings, email communications and aggregator marketing campaigns.
  • Developing and refining our social media strategy and growing our followers.
  • Looking after our website and working with the central Communications Team to ensure alignment with key AoC messages.
  • Talking to our members/clients and job seekers on the phone, via email or social media, assisting with their enquiries.
  • Attending off-the-job training to develop your knowledge and skills towards achievement of an accredited qualification in Digital Marketing.

As you progress through the apprenticeship you will have opportunities to take ownership of areas of work.

The ideal candidate

You will have a passion for all things digital and are eager to get into a digital marketing career.

With a strong work ethic, hands-on approach to tasks and high attention to detail, you will be able to prove that you can solve challenging problems and share ideas for solutions with your team-mates.

You will have had some experience in giving good customer service and so will be at ease answering and making phone calls. With your professional manner, you will be confident in dealing with people of varying levels of seniority.

Written communication skills are also important as is a willingness to apply yourself to learning and getting to grips with new information and systems, such as IT programmes, a new online system or building your understanding of our products and services.

Working with AoC

AoC Jobs is part of AoC Create, a subsidiary of the Association of Colleges (AoC). At AoC we believe that colleges are at the heart of their communities. As part of the AoC team you will be working towards our mission: to champion and support the college sector. We have a culture of high performance and commitment and we expect and get a lot from our people. In return we offer a great package of rewards and a flexible working environment based on mutual trust. Working with AoC means contributing to the work of colleges who educate and train 2.2 million people; transforming lives and communities; preparing young people and adults with valuable employability skills and enabling people from diverse backgrounds to realise their talents and ambitions.

AoC Create provides a range of development and resourcing services to colleges, including: recruiting permanent and interim college staff, providing expert training, consultancy and conferences, along with AoC Jobs.

Now is a great time to be joining our AoC Jobs team. Having launched in September 2014, we have grown to be the market leading and the fastest growing job board for the Further Education Sector. We are a specialist job board where job seekers can find the latest roles in further education. More importantly, our customers value us too, with 100% of them saying that they would recommend us to colleagues in a recent survey.

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Talk to us

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to have an informal discussion about the role please contact Emma Mason, HR Director, or Chris Newman, Digital Recruitment Manager via phone: 020 7034 9900 or email:


Please send your CV with a cover letter detailing your interest and how your key skills/experience are relevant to the role along with your completed equal opportunities form (which will be separated from your application) by email to All applications must be received by 12pm on Friday, 20 September 2019. 

Please note that all applicants must have the right to work in the UK to be considered for this role and will be expected to provide proof of this if invited for interview.

The selection process will be via a competency based interview. The successful candidate will be expected to enrol on the 18-month apprenticeship training course with our partner – Capital City College Training (CCCT).

AoC is an Equal Opportunities employer.

**Thank you for your interest in working at AoC**


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