Licensing Apprentice

Universal Music Group , London, W14 8NS

Job title:

Licensing Apprentice

Employer Name:

Universal Music Group

Vacancy Location:

Universal Music
364-366 Kensington High Street
W14 8NS

London W14 8NS

About the Apprenticeship :

  •  Liaising with artist’s management with the view to obtaining permission to use either Universal Music UK, or other Universal Music Group International tracks for international compilation projects.
  • Working closely with Licensing colleagues and Product Managers, Catalogue and UMTV to effectively clear repertoire in line with key project timescales – this will involve working to tight deadlines.
  • Helping Universal employee’s world-wide to determine rights for tracks and helping with any other queries that arise.
  • Updating and maintaining records of cleared projects so if a problem or question with that project arises, details will be easily accessible.
  • General administrative duties, including filing finished projects in alphabetical and numerical order.
  • To carry out any other reasonable instruction as directed by the Licensing Managers.

Weekly Wage:

£288 per week

Working Week:

5 working days per week: Monday to Thursday, 9:30am – 6:00pm- Friday 9.30am-5.30pm

Future prospects description:

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship and evaluation by the company’s supervisors, if there is an opening for a junior position at such time within the company, there may be a job opportunity.

Employer description:

Universal Music is the global music leader with strong market positions in recorded music, music publishing, and merchandising.

Employer website:

Skills required:


  • Excellent organisation skills – ability to work on a number of projects at any one time.
  • Proven experience of working to strict deadlines.
  • Excellent IT Skills – must be proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel.
  • Proven ability to remain calm under pressure.
  • Good communication skills – experience of working cross functionally with different teams and at different levels.
  • Highly self-motivated, capable of using own initiative, and the ability to deal with the routine tasks as well as the more interesting aspects of the role.



  • Experience using internal Universal systems is preferable.

Personal Qualities:


  • Personable
  • Good communication skills
  • Proactive
  • Forward thinking
  • Organised
  • Shows initiative
  • Good at multi-tasking and juggling priorities
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in all areas of work
  • Ability to think under pressure
  • Being confidential and dependable

Qualifications Required:

GCSE English

Important Other information:

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

Reality Check:


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:

  • Communicate in a Business Environment
  • Principles of Project Management
  • Managing Information and Producing Documents in a Business
  • Contribute to Running a Project
  • Support the Organisation of an Event
  • Support the Organisation of Meetings
  • Develop and Deliver Presentations
  • Provide Reception Services

Specific Questions:

1.       Do you see the value of compilations in the current market? Do you purchase or do you stream? Discuss.

2.       Tell us (in less than 300 words) what you think have been the biggest challenges facing record companies in the past five years

Application closes:
4th May 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.