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Apprentice Digital Communications Assistant


Apprentice Grade 1 £19,568 p.a

Closing date

Jul 23, 2021 12:00PM


We have an exciting opportunity for you to join the University of Oxford as an Apprentice Digital Communications Assistant support the communications initiatives of the Department of Engineering Science


You will help to update our department and research websites and help to implement key communications activities including social media, digital content and digital publications. 


About the apprenticeship

As part of this role, you will undertake an Apprenticeship with QA where you will complete a Digital Marketing Level 3 Apprenticeship. 

For this apprenticeship, you will work at the Department of Engineering Science department in Oxford City Centre. As part of your apprenticeship, you will be required to attend a QA training centre for periods of block release.


In total, it will take 15 months to complete all elements of the apprenticeship including your End Point Assessment (EPA), with support from the Department, University, and College throughout. 


Becoming an apprentice at the University of Oxford is an excellent opportunity to gain practical experience and training. For more information, please visit:


The University of Oxford apprenticeships team won the 'Apprenticeship Employer (250+ employees) award' at the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2021.


About you


You will be passionate about starting your career in Digital Communications and excited about the opportunity of becoming an apprentice at the University of Oxford. You may be starting your career or you may be looking for a career change with an interest in Digital communications and marketing. 


To complete the level 3 apprenticeship you will need to evidence passes at 9-4 or A*-C in GCSE Maths and English. If you did not achieve these grades, do not let that put you off from applying as you can study Functional Skills as part of the apprenticeship giving you the equivalent qualifications needed. These qualifications are completed over 7 days. To help check that you have the potential to achieve these, QA will ask you to complete a short initial assessment during the application process. 


There are also government residency requirements for Apprenticeship funding which the Training Provider will be able to advise on.


What we offer


Our apprentices are never on their own, you will benefit from a supportive environment working in collaboration with the rest of our committed team. You will also be supported by the central apprenticeship team and you will join our growing network of apprentices within the university. You will have the opportunity to become an apprenticeship ambassador for the University and region. 


We will provide you with a welcoming and inclusive workplace, offering support and development opportunities that will enable you to progress and do your best work. We recognise diversity as our strength, vital for innovation and creativity, and we aspire to build a truly diverse community, which values and respects every individual’s unique contribution. 


Over 80% of our apprentices continue with us at the University and that is just the start of their career. 


You will receive 38 days’ annual leave inclusive of Bank Holiday and fixed closure dates, discounted travel, an excellent contributory pension scheme, and student discount. You will also be part of the University’s annual apprenticeship awards.  


Contact us and apply


If you would like further information or support in your application, please contact  


Julie Meikle, Communications, Events and Marketing Manager, Department of Engineering Science: 


Amar Mahboob, QA:   


The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on the 23rd July 2021 only applications received before 12.00 pm on the 23rd July 2021 will be considered.   


Interviews will be taking place in the week commencing the 9th August 2021.  


Interviews are likely to be virtual due to current lockdown restrictions, if you have any concerns about a virtual interview, including access to a suitable device, internet issues or interacting via this medium   please do not hesitate to contact us.


To apply for this apprenticeship please review the attached job description and click the link below to apply.

Contact name

Julie Meikle

Contact email