Design Apprentice

Location
Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RL
Salary
£7,813 - ££14,469 per annum
Posted
09 Jun 2017
Closes
11 Jul 2017
Job Ref
WARW000003399
Contract Type
Apprentice
Working Pattern
Standard
Hours
Full-Time

About Us

Warwickshire's Marketing and Communications team are brand champions for the Council, providing the latest news and updates for Warwickshire residents and the Council's employees and elected members, through a range of media such as press releases, online news bulletins, social media and video content. You can see the kind of content we produce here: http://news.warwickshire.gov.uk/

This is a fantastic, first time opportunity to join the team as a Design Apprentice. If you enjoy being creative and wish to pursue a career in media and design, then this is perfect for you.

The Role

37.0 Hours per Week

Fixed term contract for two years.

Apprenticeship Pay Scale from 1 April 2017:
Point 1 = £149.85 per week, £4.05 per hour, £7,813.61 per annum – initial salary for all new starters for the first 12 months of the apprenticeship
Progression of pay after 12 months are complete as follows:
Point 2 = £207.20 per week, £5.60 per hour, £10,804.00 per annum completed 12 months and aged 19 - 20
Point 3 = £260.85 per week, £7.05 per hour, £13,601.46 per annum completed 12 months and aged 21 – 24 (Fixed term salary point for higher
Apprentices)
Point 4 = £277.50 per week, £7.50 per hour, £14,469.64 per annum – completed 12 months and aged 25+

In this role you'll support the creation of publicity and communications materials and campaigns, using a variety of media including; graphic design, video, photography and animation. You'll also create content for internal communications, designing and contributing graphics and other visual content to internal publications, campaigns and the Working 4 Warwickshire emagazine.

To support your learning and professional skills, you'll attend college for one day a week in order to complete the Level 3 apprenticeship in Design.

Warwickshire County Council provides a top class apprenticeship scheme – we are very proud to be one of the National Apprenticeships Service’s Top 100 Apprentice Employers, and we were nominated for Best Apprenticeship Scheme at the 2014 Training Journal Awards, the 2015 PPMA Excellence in People Management Awards, and the 2016 CIPD Awards. You’ll be joining an organisation that supports not just Apprentices, but all of our staff, to be the best we can be and provide excellent services for the people of Warwickshire. As an Apprentice with us you’ll get real work experience, a dedicated work place mentor, and many training opportunities in order to give you all the skills and competencies required to be retained upon completion of the Apprenticeship.

Key Requirements

For this role, you will need:

  • Confident communication skills, both verbally and in writing, and visually
  • Good computer skills, including experience of image creating/editing software (such as Photoshop)
  • Confidence using social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Google+) and the ability to use various media to promote projects to a range of audiences
  • High levels of enthusiasm and selfmotivation
  • A willingness to learn new skills and take on new experiences

Another important requirement is that you can travel to Warwick, where this job will be based. Travel to work is not something that we can support you with, so please consider how you will get to work each day before applying.

For a full list of key requirements for this vacancy, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification below. 

Additional Information & How to apply

For further information about the role please contact Dan Nash, Apprenticeship Hub Manager, apprentice@warwickshire.gov.uk

Closing Date: 9 July 2017

Our method of application is online. If you are unable to apply using the 'Apply for this job' link please contact the Recruitment Centre.

You will be notified of our shortlisting decision via email,  so please check your email and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application. 

Telephone:01926 418125
Email: recruitment@warwickshire.gov.uk

Please note that all applications must be received on an application form. We do not accept CV's and do not keep CV's on file unless part of an application.

This Apprenticeship will likely start in August/September 2016, subject to satisfactory completion of pre employment checks. You must have completed/be about to complete full time education in order to apply. The Training Provider for this apprenticeship is Warwickshire College. Training will be delivered throughout the apprenticeship, both in college on day release and in the work place.

Please note: This apprenticeship is NOT open to applicants who already have a qualification at Level 4 or above in Design the undertaking of any apprenticeship must be considered as new learning for the individual. Applicants with qualifications in other subject areas, even at higher education/degree level, are eligible and welcome to apply. For any clarification required about this, please contact the Warwickshire Apprenticeship Hub on 01926 418040 or apprentice@warwickshire.gov.uk.

Applications for this vacancy must be submitted through an online application form, via the "Apply for job" tab below. CV's will not be counted as a valid method of application. Please ensure that you include in your application a supporting statement, detailing how you meet each of the essential criteria detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification attached below. Failure to do this may preclude us from offering you an interview.
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Supporting documents
Job Desription and Person Specification