Digital Marketing Apprentice (Social & Content Producer)

Small Green Shoots , London, NW1 1HS

Job title:

Digital Marketing Apprentice (Social & Content Producer)

Employer Name:

Small Green Shoots

Vacancy Location:

54 Chalton St, Kings Cross, London

London NW1 1HS

About the Apprenticeship :

Based at our office in Camden, you will be part of a dynamic, fast-paced and highly motivated team who are passionate about Events, Festivals and transforming the life’s young people from disadvantaged backgrounds (so-called NEETs), and giving them an opportunity to engage with music and the arts, and to use these experiences as a springboard for their future. You will have a level of autonomy in your role and will be working towards developing your career in content production. Your progression will be supported by relevant training and regular one-to-ones. You will act as a Junior Content Apprentice for Small Green Shoots, ensuring our online platforms are current, supporting with a range of design work and creative.

Tasks/Responsibilities will include;
• Leading content and uploading for socials and website.
• Creating content for the weekly social media schedule.
• Editing footage & using Photoshop.
• Leading on photography & videography for SGS and particular projects.
• To think of creative and fresh ideas on creating new material to make sure SGS are current and reaching the maximum followers.
• Write regular blogs and newsletters.
• Assisting Project Managers on specific funded projects.
• A willingness to attend events and functions outside of work to network, review and create content.
• General administration tasks.
• Any other duties set by the Manager

You will be reporting to the Programme Manager at Small Green Shoots. Initially supporting on creative tasks and contributing to concepts and ideas.


Weekly Wage:

£200 per week

Working Week:

Monday – Friday (10am – 6pm)



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:

As one of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations, Small Green Shoots has also piloted and developed our comprehensive and successful Young Shoots Programme.
Offering an alternative route into the workplace, each year this initiative offers a handful of young apprentices the opportunity to manage our events, and to benefit from placements in companies like MTV, Sony ATV and Adidas.

Our Young Shoots work hard. They gain relevant experience. And they get paid.
From the get-go they are mentored in all facets of event management – from bid-writing and brainstorming, through to media management, marketing and even basic accountancy. By developing transferable and tangible skills, Small Green Shoots aims to help them open doors to the hugely-competitive creative industries sector.

Employer website:

Skills required:

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Professional
• Must be aware of “confidentiality”
• Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work on own and as part of a team
• Attention to detail
• Able to manage time well
• Self-motivated and reliable
• Design work will be a feature of the job role so knowledge of Photoshop or InDesign are essential (Basic Level)
• Good time management

Personal Qualities:

• Flexible
• Excellent coordination skills
• Be able to use initiative
• Ready to travel at short notice
• A ‘can do’ attitude

Qualifications Required:

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

Important Other information:

Applicants must be fully committed and ready to complete this apprenticeship. The company work very closely with the LGBT Community and host events all over the UK.


Reality Check:

You will need to submit your portfolio.

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:

1. Give us an example of when you have had to take the lead on a project. What went well? What would you do differently?

2. Why do you think having eye-catching content is important to a business?


Application closes:
25th November 2019

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