Social Media Apprentice

Quick job overview

At Prudential we work hard to create an environment that enables everyone to flourish and we actively encourage diversity across the business. We have an exciting opportunity within our Brand and Marketing Department for a Social Media Apprentice.

We have just launched Prudential on Twitter and will be looking to develop our social media presence over the next few years. We are seeking an enthusiastic and driven individual who wants to help us continue on this exciting journey.

Job description

During this apprenticeship you can expect to gain confidence in all aspects of the social media management process. You will be helping  the team to pull together new content for our social media campaigns and identifying new trends and opportunities.

Main duties:

  • Assist the team with the overall delivery of new campaigns.
  • Ensure all social content is accurate and up to date.
  • Work with external and internal agencies.
  • Coming up with fresh ideas and identifing any key trends.
  • Working with other areas of the business help create engaging content.
  • support the team with the overall social media strategy.
  • Assisting the team with general admin duties.

Location: Stirling, FK9 4UE

Total vacancies: 1

Hours per week: 35

Annual Salary: £15,986

Apprenticeship duration: 13 months

What you need

It is important that you're ambitious, want to succeed and are prepared to invest time in studying towards your qualification. The ideal applicant for this role will be enthusiastic, confident and a self-motivated team player who is not fazed by challenges and change.

This apprenticeship is designed to help people without degrees start their careers, straight after sixth form or college, providing an opportunity to receive on-the-job training and earn a competitive salary.

You must have been a UK/EU/EAA resident for three or more years, must be eligible to work in the UK and must not have a Level 4 or higher level qualification (i.e. Certificate of Higher Education or Degree).

As a minimum, you should have five National 5 (or previously Standard grades) with a minimum grade C in Maths and English or the equivalent. Preferably candidates will have some prior work or voluntary work experience.

Skills and abilities

  • bullet High level of social media knowledge
  • bullet Ability to work on your own or as part of a team
  • bullet Good accuracy and attention to detail
  • bullet Understanding of confidentiality and sensitive information
  • bullet Good verbal and written communication skills
  • bullet Good numerical and problem solving skills
  • bullet Ability to communicate and interact well with other people
  • bullet Time management skills and able to meet deadlines

The application process

Step one

Decide and apply

Step two

Telephone interview and online tests

Step three

Video interview

Step four

Assessment Centre

Step five


Decide and apply: Read the job description and decide if this is the right role for you. Once you're sure, you can apply for the role following the information on the application site. Remember you'll need to upload your CV too.

Telephone interview and online personality assessment: BPP will be in touch to let you know if we are taking your application forward and to arrange your telephone interview, which will be around 30 minutes long. You will also be asked to take on an online personality self-assessment that takes 20 minutes to complete.

Video interview: After you have completed the telephone interview and online tests you will be sent a link for a one-way video interview with full instructions on what you need to do. You will be asked a question and given a small amount of preparation time before you answer and move onto the next one.

Assessment Centre: At the Assessment Centre you will get to meet the managers of the team that you have applied for. They'll have a face to face interview with you asking you questions and giving you a chance to ask them questions. There will also be some team building activities during the day. Some roles may include extra role specific exercises that you will be told about prior to coming along to the day. 

Confirmation: We'll be in touch to let you know if you have been successful in getting an apprenticeship with us. If you have been successful you will then get information on your start date and we'll sort out the details.

Training and the future

The qualifications you will gain

Your apprenticeship shall be delivered by a blend of virtual online lectures alongside internal training and on-the-job training. This will lead to obtaining your Business Administration Level 3 qualification.    

Future prospects

This is a fixed term contract for 13 months upon which the business may decide to retain, subject to performance, headcount and available funding. If recruited into a permanent role, the individual will follow the career progression applicable to that specific role/department.

This apprenticeship role is suitable for someone who is looking to begin a career in Social Media & Communications but has little or no experience of the discipline, is a recent school/college/sixth form leaver. The candidate should be independent, hard-working, confident and friendly with excellent attention to detail and a real passion for social media and communications.

How to apply

You apply via the BPP website by filling in the application form, attaching your CV and answering the two mandatory questions asked of you. You usually hear back within 48 hours if your application has got you through to the next stage – the interviews.

Ready to apply?

Apply now via BPP

Got a question?

If you have any queries about the programme please get in touch.

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