IMPEL Member Relations Apprenticeship

PRS for Music , London, SW16 1ER

Job title:

IMPEL Member Relations Apprenticeship

Employer Name:

PRS for Music

Vacancy Location:

Copyright House, 41 Streatham High Road,

London SW16 1ER

About the Apprenticeship :

IMPEL (Independent Music Publishers’ E-Licensing) is a collective of independent music publishers and a key client of PRS for Music. We manage the end-to-end process of ensuring the use of IMPEL repertoire by DSPs such as iTunes, YouTube, Spotify, Amazon and many more is properly licensed and paid for. This is a newly created, exciting Apprenticeship opportunity to work in one of the freshest areas of music publishing: pan-European digital licensing.

This Apprentice will support the Senior IMPEL Relations Manager across all IMPEL related business to ensure we deliver the very best service to IMPEL and remain the market leader. This will include:

·         Liaising with various internal departments and our partner, ICE;

·         Administration duties in support of events and committee meetings, including taking minutes of meetings;

·         Recruiting new publishers into IMPEL;

·         Setting up new members on internal systems;

·         Responding to and investigating member queries;

·         Running reports and analysis of data;

·         General office assistance including answering the phone, responding to emails, passing on messages;

·         Keeping our sister collection societies around Europe informed of any changes to IMPEL repertoire;

·         Creating presentations.

Weekly Wage:

£18,000 – £22,000 per year

Working Week:

10am-6pm, Monday to Friday, 1hr lunch break.

Longer hours may occasionally be necessary.

Future prospects description:

Upon completion of the Apprenticeship and evaluation by the company’s supervisors, the successful candidate may be offered a job.

Employer description:

We are a society of songwriters, composers and music publishers. We license organisations to play, perform or make available copyright music on behalf of our members and overseas societies, and distribute the resulting royalties to them fairly and efficiently. We promote and protect the value of copyright.

Employer website:

Skills required:

·         Highly computer literate and analytic (experience using Word, Excel, database software)

·         High level of attention to detail

·         Ability to pick up new technologies quickly

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

·         Positive ‘can do’ attitude

·         Willingness to learn

·         Very good customer service skillsWell organised with ability to juggle tasks and prioritise


Personal Qualities:

A passion for the music industry, or experience of working within it, is an essential requirement for this role.  Common sense, self-motivation and an ability to find ways around obstacles are essential qualities in our ideal apprentice. An open-minded, inquisitive and personable individual will thrive in this role.

Qualifications Required:


English, Maths and ICT GSCE’s level A-C or Equivalent

Important Other information:

This role is part of a very small team which will work at pace and where there will be “all hands on deck” approach to growing the business. There will be days when the apprentice may be working alone, or without direct supervision. This is not for a jobs-worth or a clock watcher, but someone who aspires one day to work in a senior position in the music industry while understanding that they need to put some hard graft in early on in their career.

Reality Check:


Do not contact the employer directly; failing to adhere to this will see your application automatically withdrawn.

About the training:

You will be working towards a Level 3 Diploma in Business Administration.  In addition to crucial ‘on the job training’ depending on the qualification selected you may also study the following units:

  •  Principles of Business
  • Analyse and present business data
  • Principles of Project Management
  • Managing Information and Producing Documents in a Business
  •  Monitor Information systems
  • Principles of Administration

Specific Questions:

1.      How do the skills you have acquired so far, relate to this apprenticeship?

2      Why should we offer you this Apprenticeship?

Application closes:
21st April 2017

*Due to the high volume of interest we have in many of our vacancies it is not always possible to respond to every application.