Digital Marketing Apprentice


Employer description:

Established Leeds-based manufacturer and global distributor seek a Digital Marketing Assistant to increase worldwide sales and brand awareness.

WDS is a leading European manufacturer and a global supplier of Standard Parts, Machine Accessories and Workholding Components with a long history and an impressive pedigree.

Job overview:

This is a great opportunity to join a growing marketing department and broaden your skills across all aspects of marketing with the opportunity to secure a full-time position if all goes well during the apprenticeship. You will form part of a small but quickly expanding team working to increase the outreach of the business.

Primary duties include:

  • Assisting in the planning, execution, and optimisation of our online marketing strategy.
  • Promotion of products and services through all digital channels
  • To assist in the delivery of marketing strategies to build a digital connection with customers and prospects
  • To assist with planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of our digital activities
  • Launching optimized online advertisements across all channels
  • Executing web product launches and product promotion
  • Website product maintenance and optimisation
  • Social media development
  • Working with digital influencers in our market
  • Building and developing a digital connection with customers and prospects
  • Launch optimized online campaigns through Google AdWords, Facebook etc.
  • Maintain and optimise website content and landing pages
  • Prepare creative content and optimise distribution
  • Collaborate with internal departments to enhance our customer’s experience and service
  • Measure performance of digital marketing efforts using a variety of web analytics tools

Required qualities, skills, and experiences:

  • A passion for all things marketing and technology.
  • Sound understanding of the concepts of digital marketing and how the internet can grow revenue.
  • Tech-savvy and intuitive with great ideas to reinforce our marketing campaigns.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Punctual and excellent timekeeper
  • Creative thinker
  • Skills and experience in creative content writing
  • Demonstrable knowledge of contemporary digital marketing techniques
  • Understanding of:
    • B2B / D2C social media
    • Google Adwords / PPC
    • email strategies
    • SEO/SEM
  • MS office suite
  • Experience working with CRM software
  • Good knowledge of web analytics tools (e.g. Google Analytics)
  • Knowledge of social media scheduling software
  • Ideally, Degree educated in Digital Marketing or associated discipline
  • Experience working with and manipulating large data sets

Entry requirements:

You need to have 5 GCSE’s:

  • Maths and English (or equivalents) at grades D or above
  • 3x GCSE’s grade A-C in any other subject

You must not already have a qualification in a similar subject at the same level, or higher level than this apprenticeship.

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications. Find out more here.

Working week:

5 days per week,
Monday – Friday,
8:50 till 17:00 Mon-Thursday 8.50 to 16:30 Friday


You will be paid £230.77 per week whilst in your apprenticeship.

Benefits of the role:

This is an ideal opportunity to earn several industry-recognised qualifications and kick start your career in Digital Marketing, plus a company incentive scheme

Future prospects:

On completion of the Apprenticeship, the individual could secure a full-time position.

Important Information:

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.