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BMG FUTURE TALENT PROGRAMME – UK Marketing Apprentice (New Recordings)


Job title:

BMG FUTURE TALENT PROGRAMME – UK Marketing Apprentice (New Recordings)

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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

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Your Mission.

Your mission with BMG will be assisting the UK Frontline Marketing department to deliver world-class marketing campaigns and ensuring the department’s administration is maintained.
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 in Marketing, but you will also be gaining a Level 3 Junior Content Producer Qualification.

Your Responsibilities:

• Generate and deliver-department and recording cost POs to suppliers.
• Assist with compiling departmental presentations and updates.
• Manage mail outs, liaise with external stock storage, production and distributor regarding stock orders and delivery.
• Assist with coordinating project ticket buys and guestlists.
• Contribute ideas to the overall department and campaigns e.g. interesting creative ideas, new trends, etc.
• Conduct sales research via the OCC chart system and BMG and ADA’s internal systems.
• Keep a log of upcoming Test pressing approval deadlines and arrival dates, liaising with stakeholders to gain approval.
• Check missing audio assets from reports and source missing audio.
• Send out secure audio links via Promo Jukebox.

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:
• Creative thinker.
• Strong communication skills.
• Ability to prioritise effectively and multitask.
• Competent in using Microsoft Office.
• Ability to build collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
• Good attention to detail and time management.
• Keen interest in Marketing.
• 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 PowerPoint and Creative Suite tools 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:

In addition to crucial ‘on the job training’ you will be working towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Junior Content Producer, which is the equivalent of 2-A Levels. Topics you will cover include:

• Media content creation
• Communication and presentation skills
• Industry awareness in the creative and digital sector
• Respond to a Media Content Brief
• Shooting Capturing, Editing and Storing Media Content

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.