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Marketing Apprentice

 

The mso marketing apprenticeship is a fantastic way of starting your career in marketing within a successful and growing website agency. Working full-time within one of Kent’s leading website agencies, whilst studying towards achieving a recognised qualification.

As our marketing apprentice, you will mainly work alongside our Marketing and Business Development Manager, responsible for setting the marketing and new business strategies at mso. With the role being central to business operation and the growth of mso, you will also have the opportunity to get involved in various other areas of the business too, such as Account Management, Design, Development and Support, should this be of interest.

Some of your responsibilities include:

  • Working with the Marketing and Business Development Manager to implement mso’s marketing strategy, contributing ideas that will help to grow brand awareness and help with lead generation
  • Opportunity to work very closely with major clients locally and internationally in a variety of sectors
  • Manage mso’s social media channels, helping to write and schedule content
  • Contribute towards the execution of mso’s content strategy, helping to write blog posts, create video content and manage various marketing campaigns
  • Help to manage the mso website, editing content pages, writing and uploading client case studies and testimonials and analysing website analytics and SEO performance
  • Provide support to the marketing and business development manager in the creation of proposals and pitch materials for various new business opportunities
  • Help to build out mso’s event’s plan and strategy, by identifying industry and networking events to attend and in time, organising events for mso to host
  • Identifying attractive awards opportunities for client work and leading on the writing of award submissions.

Examples of some of your day to day tasks:

  • Researching and identifying suitable companies in our targeting that would benefit from the services that mso delivers
  • Reviewing what our competitors are doing in the market and how we can ensure we stay one step ahead of them, helping to understand and sustain our value proposition and position within the market
  • Planning, writing and scheduling marketing campaigns through social, email and website channels in line with the marketing strategy, such as blog posts, social media engagement and creation of a newsletter
  • Speaking with potential clients about the role of the website in their company and understanding potential areas for improvement, whilst providing an overview of mso and how we can add value
  • Reviewing and analysing marketing campaign performance to understand and identify future areas of opportunity and improvement.

Who we are on the lookout for:

  • Someone with a keen interest in starting a career within marketing
  • An interest in working the UK digital agency sector
  • A passion for marketing and business development
  • An interest in keeping up to date with the latest website, digital and marketing trends
  • A team player who thrives working within a group of like minded people
  • Outgoing, energetic and fun with the ability to bring people together and motivate the team towards our marketing goals and objectives
  • Willing and open to contributing towards internal and external meetings with key stakeholders.

Skills and personal qualities needed to be successful:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Incredibly well organised
  • Data and analytics skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Friendly
  • Hardworking
  • Outgoing
  • Must pay attention to detail
  • Keen to learn and progress

How we will help and what we can provide:

  • Helping you to gain a wider knowledge of the web industry
  • Providing the opportunity to work with amazing clients
  • Regular opportunities for personal development with a £500 yearly training budget

Joining mso as an apprentice will allow you to create your own career path within the UK digital sector, providing industry experience within the various areas that make up a website agency.

Many of our team joined mso in a similar position and have gone on to work in marketing, account management and support, and have contributed to substantial growth for the business in recent years.

“I started at mso as a business administrator apprentice nearly 5 years ago. I did a one year course while working at mso and learning the ropes. Once my apprenticeship was finished I was given the opportunity to explore different areas in the company to find a position that really suited me and what I wanted to do. I quickly moved into a Junior Project Manager role and always had colleagues on hand to help me develop the skills I needed for this role to get to the position I am today, as a Project Manager.”

Hannah, Project Manager, mso

 

About mso

mso is a website agency that is a specialist in designing, building and supporting websites and online applications on WordPress. Anything from a simple brochure site through to a complex technical solution.

Based in Dartford, Kent, we recently celebrated our 23rd birthday making us relatively old when it comes to website agencies. We like to think this makes us dynamic and adaptable, as the Internet is very different to what it was 23 years ago, and so is mso!

We work with a vast array of clients, from small businesses through to larger international organisations that span across multiple industries. Some of our clients include Deoleo, Ryder, Brigade Electronics and Motorsport UK. By working in a variety of sectors, we regularly identify industry trends that can often be utilised in other industries. Having a broader experience really does allow us to truly evaluate a website experience and offer recommendations for improvement.

The mso family stands at 14, all of whom work in-house and with each individual belonging to a team. This enables them to focus on their area of specialism, utilising their core skills and expertise. We have a fantastic mix of young creative talent, mentored by experienced industry hands, providing us with the ability to continuously push boundaries and exceed client expectations.

Contact:

Please send your CV and covering letter to theresa.gower@mso.net – Address: mso, The Old Granary, Malt House Farm, Green Street Green Road, Dartford, Kent, DA2 8DX. Tel 01474 704400.