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Internal communications apprentice

Internal communications apprentice

locationOxford, UK
ExpiresExpires: 08/08/2022
Comms / Marketing / PR
£20,000 to £30,000 per year

Closing date for applications: 7th August 2022

Salary: £21,000

Start: September 2022


We have a unique and exciting opportunity for a motivated apprentice to join our friendly and creative internal communications team.

This role will provide you with a chance to learn about the principles of internal communication and the impact it can have in a business through working closely with and supporting a team of specialists here at T&F. As part of a wider global Corporate Communications team, you will have the opportunity to contribute ideas and bring a fresh perspective to internal initiatives, utilising your skills to connect our colleagues to our shared purpose, motivate and inspire them, and improve knowledge flow across our organisation.

Alongside your day-to-day role, you will also be studying for the Level 4 PR & Communications Assistant Apprenticeship qualification which will provide you with the foundational principles around creating content for a diverse range of stakeholders and how to foster effective relationships with our colleagues to support them in becoming effective communicators.

We’ll ensure you have the chance to learn on the job with mentoring and development from our colleagues, putting your off the job training to practical use to cement your learning. Upon completion, you'll have developed and honed your knowledge and skills to grow your career within a Communications environment.



Work across all areas of internal communications to support the delivery of key projects and initiatives, all whilst learning along the way. On any given day this might look like:

  • Learning how to partner with a business area by shadowing our Internal Comms Business Partners, helping ensure that business messages are delivered in the right way, to the right people, and that those messages resonate with them.
  • Working with our Internal Communications Managing Editor on storytelling through drafting and editing written stories, coordinating and filming video stories that can help enhance our purpose and values, showcasing great progress of strategic business priorities and recognising outstanding achievement.
  • Supporting our Internal Communications Project Manager with specialist projects that connect remote and office workers utilising preferred project management tools and methodologies, and documenting key processes.
  • Getting creative and finding new ways to share new or important information in compelling multimedia formats, like design, animation, video or podcasting, and measuring success, too.
  • Assisting in keeping our many projects moving, with support as and when required.


You will work towards gaining:

  • Level 4 Apprenticeship as a PR & Communications Assistants (standard)
  • You will need to complete an End Point Assessment to successfully pass your apprenticeship


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • As a minimum requirement, you will need to have achieved 5 GCSE passes at Grade C/4 or above including in English and Maths or equivalent qualifications. Ideally you will also have A-Levels or further education studies.
  • A good understanding of Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel, Word, Teams, Office 365 and SharePoint - we will support you learning these too!
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated with the drive to achieve.
  • Effective time management skills, meeting deadlines and prioritising multiple tasks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; be able to communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Be a team player, building good working relationships and retaining a positive attitude towards your work and colleagues.
  • Creativity and willingness to bring new ideas to the team.
  • Interest in learning, developing and applying best practices.


Additional information

On completion of the apprenticeship a certificate will be issued formally recognising this achievement and will mark the end of the 18-month program.

Taylor & Francis will make every effort to identify a suitable internal role for you, however there is no automatic guaranteed progression to a permanent or fixed-term role after successful completion of the Apprenticeship.

  • An Apprenticeship is a learning opportunity. Apprentices will be required to complete the mandatory period of off-the-job training and all tasks associated with obtaining the Apprenticeship qualification. Our Apprentice opportunities are open for candidates who do not currently hold and who are not currently studying for a degree level qualification.
  • Whilst this role can be completed remotely, there will be an expectation to work from our Milton Park, Oxfordshire offices on occasion, so a commutable distance from here is desirable.
  • To be eligible for Apprenticeship funding you need to have the right to and be living in England, must not already hold a qualification of the same type, content and level and must not be undertaking another apprenticeship or in education at the same time.


To apply for this opportunity, please also provide a short-written piece on an International or National Celebration Week or event, for example World Book Day. This can be in the form of a blog or an article, or an alternative method of writing. This should be no longer than one side of A4.

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access.

At Taylor & Francis we care about our colleagues, promoting work-life balance, wellbeing and flexible working. We believe that the skills and experience you bring to Taylor & Francis are invaluable. We want you to have the opportunity to develop your abilities, and to innovate and develop in areas which you are passionate about.

We know that sometimes the 'perfect candidate' doesn't exist, and that people can be put off applying for a job if they don't fit all the requirements. If you're excited about working for us and have most of the skills or experience we're looking for, please go ahead and apply. You could be just what we need! We believe strongly in the value of diversity and creating supportive, inclusive environments where our colleagues can succeed. As such, Informa is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, or religious creed, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship, or other protected characteristics under federal, state or local law.

If at any time you require reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please email and we will be happy to support you.

Years of experience

  • Entry

Salary range

  • £20,000 to £30,000 per year

Required languages

  • English

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