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Digital Platform Apprentice, Cheltenham

Brand: Archant

Location: Cheltenham

Closing date: May 17, 2019

Download: Job Description & Person Spec

In this opportunity for a Digital Platform Apprentice you will be given full training and support. But this is what you would be doing on a day-to-day basis and therefore need to have a keen interest in. You will be helping to support our classified websites and platforms with responsibility for tracking the effectiveness of campaigns.

In connection with Cirencester College you will complete a Creative & Digital Media level 3 apprenticeship which will take 12 months to complete and on successful achievement of this we would very much hope to offer you a permanent contract.


  • Help support Archant’s vertical and classified websites and platforms
  • Monitor website performance and send response reports to sales teams
  • Speak to external businesses and provide support for the brands you represent
  • Upload and maintain website content
  • Become involved in and help develop the digital strategy
  • Work on brand new product and platform launches


  • Great communication skills
  • Interest in digital media
  • Interest in websites and how they run/work
  • Knowledge of social media and attracting audience
  • Ability to commit to and excel on a 12-month apprenticeship course
  • A bright and keen initiative to learn
  • Great attitude and aptitude


  • £10,920 per year – £5.60 per hour
  • 37.5 hours per week work (Monday to Friday)
  • 25 days holiday
  • 1 day per week in term time college release
  • Full training and support


We are Archant. The UK’s leading local media company.

Archant people are driven, motivated and passionate about positive change.

We are proud of our history…of our trusted, market-leading heritage newspaper and magazine brands that remain an integral part of everyday life.

But we’re forward-thinking people too. We obsess about innovation, creativity, service and expertise, relentlessly striving to be the most engaging media in every community we serve.

We are on a mission to make digital marketing accessible to all. We build websites, provide complete SEO services and deliver targeted, bespoke digital campaigns that fit our clients’ objectives seamlessly.

We produce video, animation, e-newsletters, apps, blogs – content that brings storytelling to life.

We stage vibrant, celebrated, must-attend events where like-minded people come together…

And because we’re ideas people, we think fluidly. Our multi-award winning ‘New European’ national tabloid broke all records as the fastest newspaper launch in history – just nine days from concept to hitting the shops.

A few facts about us:

  • We operate over 140 news, lifestyle and special-interest brands throughout Britain.
  • Every member of our family receives ongoing development from in-house trainers, complete with interactive online learning. Over 40 modules to choose from keeps you at the top of your game.
  • There’s always something new. Hive, our in-house social media, allows you to find new friends with shared interests and have your say on all things Archant. Come join our Staff Forums and help organise some rip-roaring team nights out!
  • Archant’s state-of-the-art print centre team have won numerous awards for their service levels and green credentials. As well as our own newspapers, we print over 40 other publications for brands including The Racing Post, Classic Car Weekly and Oxfam. Our giant presses can print 22 full newspapers per second!
  • Dialogue is our content marketing agency, producing gorgeous magazines for clients including Rolls Royce, Center Parcs, Royal Ascot and Harley Davidson.
  • We stage over 100 must-attend events per year. From intimate and interactive digital learning sessions for SMEs…to major show-stoppers at London Olympia.

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