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Digital Marketing Apprentice Level 3
Cradley Heath, Birmingham Business Excellence Closing date: Sunday 28 August 2022
Business Excellence
Cradley Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B64 5QU
Hours per week
Employment type
Full Time
Contract type
Student (Apprentice, Trainee, Graduate etc.)
Salary starting from: £16,300 per annum with incremental increases after key milestones are met, up to £22,000 per annum
Job Description


Your responsibilities

We have a fantastic opportunity for an individual who is passionate about graphic design and marketing, wanting to start their career and gain a broad set of business skills in a thriving industry. This opportunity for a Digital Marketing Apprentice to gain a Digital Marketing Level 3 qualification, and will report to the Marketing and Business Excellence Manager to deliver marketing activities online and across our 9 sites in the UK. We are looking for an Apprentice who already has digital and graphic design skills to assist with duties, which include: 

•             Management of the Social Media platforms

•             Website management and content creation

•             External supplier relationships, i.e. agencies

•             Presentation creation

•             Supporting marketing campaigns

The Business Excellence team was set up 18 months ago to support the business with finding efficiencies in processes, looking for new solutions to help us work smarter, to promote the brand externally and to develop new sales channels.


Following the completion of your apprenticeship you will have a choice whether to complete a higher level qualification specific to the role, still as an apprentice in the company.

We view the role becoming a permanent role upon successful completion of the set milestones that have incremental increases to the starting salary for the permanent role: Business Marketing Executive within the Business Excellence team.

However, whilst completing the qualification we appreciate they will experience other areas of business and may feel their aspirations are to progress in a different area. We would fully support this if a position became available and it was seen to benefit to the business also.

Your profile

Essential skills:

  • Digital and graphic design experience
  • Efficient in Adobe Suite: Photoshop, InDesign or Illustrator
  • Computer literate with excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • Good communication and good written English skills
  • Basic knowledge of Search Engine Optimisation

Requirements and prospects:

  • The ability to work both independently and part of a team
  • Work constructively with other departments in the business
  • Confident building professional relationships external suppliers (i.e. agencies)
  • Support the team and work effectively together
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Good analytical skills

Personal qualities:

  • Adaptable, flexible, energetic and enthusiastic with an open minded approach
  • Ability to learn new skills
  • Creative

Essential qualifications:

  • GCSE grade C+ or equivalent in literacy & mathematics

Desired knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the materials, manufacturing or engineering industry although full training will be given

Your benefits with us

  • Salary starting from: £16,300 per annum with incremental increases after key milestones are met, up to £22,000 per annum
  • Working week: 9:00-17:00 (Mon-Fri) Weekly hours: 37.5 hours
  • Possible start date: January-February 2022
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Advantageous pension scheme
  • Employee high street vouchers & discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Occupational health & health surveillance
  • Service Awards
  • Christmas savings scheme
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Advantageous bonus scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Wellbeing events
  • Recognition Portal
  • Rewards Portal
  • Company events
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Car Salary Exchange Scheme
  • Company share schemes
  • Christmas Closedown

This is us – your new employer

With around 480 locations in over 40 countries, thyssenkrupp Materials Services is the biggest materials distributor and service provider in the western world. The broad service spectrum offered by the materials experts enables customers to focus on their individual core business. The area of Materials Services spans two strategic areas: global materials distribution as a one-stop-shop – from steel and stainless steel, tubes and pipes, nonferrous metals and specialty materials to plastics and raw materials – and tailored services in the areas of materials management and supply chain management. An extensive omnichannel architecture offers 250,000 customers worldwide cross-channel, round-the-clock access to more than 150,000 products and services. A highly efficient logistics system ensures that all requested services are smoothly integrated into customer production processes “just-in-time” or “just-in-sequence”.

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, disability, age, or sexual orientation and identity.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised expiry date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to supply individual feedback at the CV review stage.

Closing Date
Sunday 28 August 2022
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