Job Summary
  • Salary
    £8000 Yearly
  • Location
    Guildford, Guildford
  • Sector
    Digital Marketer Level 3
  • Duration
    13 Months
  • 1 Position Available
  • Closing Date
    30th April 2018
  • Employer Name
    Thunderbolt Digital Ltd
  • Distance from academy
    • 10.5 Miles
    • 19 Minutes
  • Address
    South Street, Farnham GU9 7QU, UK

Employer Description

Job Description

Our digital marketing apprentice will learn how to carry out a wide variety of online marketing activities for clients, ultimately working up to overseeing multiple client accounts themselves. They will ensure that all work undertaken is to the highest standard and helps to achieve client goals.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Social Media Management
After training, you will assist in managing the social media accounts of clients, with the goal of growing followers and getting engagement. You will also learn to manage and optimise paid social media campaigns, which will include coming up with creative ideas, implementing these in designs, writing advert copy, selecting targeting, and setting up/monitoring/tweaking campaigns.

Content Creation
Assisting in producing content (social media posts, blogs, press releases, etc.) to be published internally and externally. Learning how to optimise article content & structure for different scenarios.

Assisting in compilation of reports outlining monthly activities to be sent to clients.

Under direction, you will undertake research activities for the marketing department. This will include, but not be limited to, keyword research, backlink research, social media research, and company research. You may also be required to identify influential blogs/websites and social media accounts that would be worth targeting or partnering with to help promote our company and our clients.

Competitor Analysis
Identifying what a client’s business competitors are doing differently online and suggesting ways of improving their strategy based on this information.

Following training, you will carry out Search Engine Optimisation activities to help clients obtain good search engine rankings for selected keywords. You will also learn how to set up, target, and optimise Google AdWords Pay Per Click (PPC) campaigns.

Client Management
You will work towards managing your own small portfolio of clients over time. An exceptional approach to communication both written and over the phone is essential for this.

Providing ad hoc marketing and administrative support when required.

Working Week

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5:30pm with 1 hour for lunch (37.5 hours per week)


Requirements & Prospects


A minimum of 5 GCSE’s C and above Including Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents)

Desired Skills

  1. Basic Microsoft Office: Competent with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  2. Social Media knowledge
  3. Online experience/knowledge
  4. Very Good level of written English
  5. IT literate
  6. Keen to learn and embrace new technology

Personal Qualities

  1. Good attention to detail and high quality of work
  2. Interest in digital marketing
  3. Highly analytical and confident working with data
  4. Well-organised
  5. Adaptable, able to learn quickly and use own initiative
  6. Highly collaborative and able to work as part of a team

Future Prospects

Opportunity for promotion and progression onto Level 4.

  • Apprenticeship Length
    13 Months
  • Training Provider
    Aspire Achieve Advance Ltd
  • Academy Location


Combined with knowledge and skills gained in the workplace, the Digital Marketer apprenticeship programme will provide an understanding into the fundamentals of marketing, digital business principles and the principles of coding. Training will be provided via outstanding classroom training, dedicated workplace mentorship and on-the job experience.

The apprenticeship will include:
• BCS L3 Digital Marketer Diploma.
• Google Analytics Individual Qualification.
• You will also be able to join the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) as an affiliate member and join the British Computing Society (BCS) as an associate member.

Training and Assessment:
• Throughout the apprenticeship, you will be required to attend your local academy for training sessions.
• You will attend a four-day synoptic assessment at the end of your course.
• Your dedicated mentor will visit you in the workplace approximately every 6-8 weeks.
• Online support for modules will be provided for you to complete outside of work.

The remainder of your training will be completed in the workplace.

Qualification Gained

Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)