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BMG FUTURE TALENT PROGRAMME – Digital Sales Apprentice


Job title:

BMG FUTURE TALENT PROGRAMME – Digital Sales Apprentice

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Vacancy Location:

BMG, 5 Merchant Square, London W2 1AS

About the Apprenticeship :

The BMG Future Talent Programme provides the next generation of music talent with a unique, high quality, paid opportunity to work for BMG, a fast-growing international music company.  There are seven different apprenticeships on offer crossing different parts of the business including marketing, licensing, Sync and more.

As an Apprentice at BMG you will receive practical ‘hands on’ experience, and training provided by DiVA Apprenticeships all designed to help you develop the relevant skills and experience to kick start your career in the music business.

Candidates can apply for one apprenticeship.  If you apply for more than one role all applications, you submit will be automatically rejected.


Deadline for application is 30th September 2020

Click here to download an application form.

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Your Mission.

Your mission with BMG will be to provide administrative support to the digital sales team, getting stuck in with plugging playlists, managing artists profiles and compiling and analysing regular reports.
You’ll be with BMG on a 15 Month placement, starting on the 25th January 2021 where you will not only be gaining invaluable first-hand experience Digital Sales, but you will also be gaining a Level 3 Business Administration Qualification.

Your Responsibilities:

• Audit frontline artists profiles and help implement best practice
• Complete profile verifications for frontline artists
• Help compile Digital Retail newsletters for frontline releases, including genre/retailer specific
• Assist with playlist plugging, including establishing pitching process with various playlist curators, categorising playlists by genre/theme & helping with the creation of sales tool/newsletters to curators.
• Coordinate and distributing promo links/listening copies
• Stream and compile numerous Digital Sales reports
• Help provide both internal and external clients with better visibility and reporting on digital retail/streaming support
• Provide support to both frontline and catalogue digital sales teams both in the UK and Internationally

Weekly Wage:

£19,565 p/a

Working Week:

Monday - Friday (10:00am - 6:00pm)

Future prospects description:

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

Employer description:

BMG is a new kind of music company. Our mission is clear; to help artists and songwriters make the very most of their songs and recordings in the digital age.

That’s why we offer the best creative support, provide the best access to platforms and work hard to maximize the value of each and every copyright, ensuring all our artists receive all payments promptly and accurately.
We are not a technology company – though we use the best technology. We are not just a music publisher or a record label – although we offer both services.

And as a new music company we know that songwriters and artists don’t work for us – we work for them. It’s a knowledge as clear as our commitment; to make BMG the best international music company – both for songwriters, artists and those who want to use their music.

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Skills required:

Your Profile:

You don’t need to have any prior experience or qualifications to apply for this role, but you will need to have the following behavioural skills:
• Analytical and creative thinker.
• Strong communication skills.
• Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
• Ability to build collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
• Good attention to detail and time management.
• Strong work ethic and commitment to meet the standards required.
• Eager to learn.
• Ability to generate ideas and concepts independently as well as working within a team.
• Knowledge of Mailchimp and Photoshop are beneficial.
• Passion for music, of course!

Personal Qualities:

• A strong work ethic and commitment to meet the standards required
• Eager to learn
• Ability to generate ideas and concepts independently as well as working within a team
• And of course, a love of music!

Qualifications Required:

Minimum qualifications are English, Maths and ICT GSCE’s level A-C or equivalent.

Graduates can apply but a degree is not necessary, nor will it give you an advantage. Common sense, a good attitude, and a demonstrable passion for building a career in the music industry is important.

Important Other information:

The assessment days will be held on 18th & 19th November 2020 and the start date for this role is Monday 25th January 2021. Please do not apply if you are not available on these dates.

Candidates who are shortlisted must be available to attend an Assessment Day which will include their first interview.

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
• Customer Service
• Managing Stakeholders
• Project Management
• Managing Information and Producing Documents in a Business
• Monitor Information systems
• Principles of Administration

Specific Questions:

Please note: All questions that will need to be answered are in the application form.

Click here to download an application form.

Application closes:

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