Digital Communications Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Job Reference: NNL/TP/18608/998
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £16,767
Working Hours: 39 per week
Closing Date: 19/03/2021
Job Category: Commercial
Business Unit: Commercial
Location: Warrington

Job Introduction

NNL is not like any other business, and our Apprenticeships are like no other. Our Apprentices are our future, which is why we have a dedicated apprentice programme which supports our apprentices in their personal development whilst they are completing their apprenticeship.

To welcome you into the business, all our NNL apprentices join a 3-day induction programme. This will give you an understanding of the business, the programme you will follow and what we’ll expect from you during your apprenticeship. Following your induction, you’ll be supported through your apprenticeship journey focusing on personal development. This covers a range of skills from time management to team working. We’ll learn about you together.

We even have a dedicated apprentice Advisor who is there to ensure that you are settling into your apprenticeship at NNL, both in the workplace and at College.

As our Digital Communications Apprentice you’ll play a key role in the communications team. You’ll us engage our internal and external stakeholders around important issues for NNL’s business.

A critical cog in the comms engine, you will plan, co-ordinate and deliver timely, high quality communications that showcase the science, technology and innovation at NNL’s core. You will work with colleagues across the business to identify content and stories that help to enhance our reputation for delivering nuclear science that benefits society.

You’ll develop campaigns, create compelling content, and support our digital communications channels to ensure communications reflect NNL strategy and ambitions.

From sourcing stories and creating content, to managing our channels and roadmaps; this is a varied role that will play a key part in building NNL’s reputation.

Main Responsibilities

  • Source the best stories from within NNL to develop communications content and materials for use in all digital channels, including SharePoint, our own website and social media.
  • Assist with the planning and delivery of campaigns across a selection of digital platforms including our website, intranet and social media.
  • Prepare, design and write communications content, introducing creative new ideas for material and working with comms team and partners to ensure brand consistency.
  • Update and monitor key digital channels; including our primary social media accounts and website.
  • Assist organisation and promotion of key events and visits.
  • Report and track interaction and engagement with communications to support continuous improvement.

The Ideal Candidate

  • A fun, creative and inspiring outlook with the ability to engage on a variety of topics.
  • Positivity, innovation, and collaboration.
  • A clear understanding and interest in digital media and social media platforms and how to utilise them effectively.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good organisational skills, with excellent attention to detail.
  • Creative and proactive in identifying new ideas and opportunities for engaging content.
  • A willingness and determination to learn.
  • Able to work on own initiative and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent computer literacy; experience of video editing is advantageous.
  • 5 GCSE at grades 4-9 (A*-C) or equivalent including English, with a minimum GCSE Maths grade 3. A GCSE in ICT and / or Communications-related topic is desirable.
  • An interest in the Science is preferred but not mandatory.

Knowledge of Google Analytics would be useful.

About The Company

Grounded in robust science and decades of experience, National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) is the authoritative voice in the UK and beyond for technological development within the nuclear power sector.

Our unparalleled understanding of the science, challenges and opportunities makes us an unrivalled authority and partner in the field, providing experts, technologies, and access to cutting-edge facilities to organisations around the world.

Harnessing potential technologies and translating them into to industry-ready solutions means our pioneering approach spearheads international improvement and technological progress.

We work on projects as small as drilling a hole to analyse underground wastes with our integrated micro drilling technology, or as large as developing state-of-the-art power systems for spacecraft, based on radioactive materials.

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.