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The Margate School is recruiting a Digital Marketing Apprentice to join their team

The Margate School (TMS) is an independent not-for-profit liberal art school integrating post-graduate provision with technical and studio facilities reaching out to industry and diverse communities locally and further afield. We incorporated in 2015 and last year we took on the derelict former Woolworths building in Margate’s High Street. Our validating partner institution is one of the oldest art schools in France, L’École Supérieure d’Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen (ESADHaR) and accredits The Margate School’s and UK only European Fine Art Masters Programme. The Margate School has supported over 70 artists; established studios for 17 local creative professionals; a project space utilised by eight artists, progressed our FabLab/MakerSpace utilised by residencies, studios and students.

Our vision is the successful establishment of an international networked liberal art school which operates independently and on a self-sustaining basis in and for Margate benefiting and yet creatively and socially engaging our students, partners and local communities. ​Above all, The Margate School is about people and as such the curriculum is guided by project-based collaborative learning in the expanded field, that means that we seek opportunities to apply the learning outside the immediate context of the School. We believe that learning in a collaborative and critical environment will nurture independent thinking, self-confidence and raise aspirations. ​We are inspired by Margate’s past and passionate about the future.


We are offering a Digital Marketing Apprenticeship at The Margate School based in the heart of Margate. This is an opportunity for a recent school-leaver to learn within a challenging environment, gain new skills and assist on exciting simultaneous projects with the support and tools needed from The Margate School and Cambridge Marketing College.


  • A structured 18 month programme, starting in February 2021, with the potential to move into a permanent role

  • A structured plan that is engaging, challenging, and meaningful

  • The chance to be part of a collaborative community

  • Experience working within the arts and education sector with on-the-job training and mentorship

  • The opportunity to grow your professional and personal network, with the opportunity to attend local exhibitions, events, meetings with external marketing suppliers, visiting clients, or supporting research activities throughout the program


  • Report to the Marketing Manager as part of Marketing provision, delivering specific ad hoc and project work to support and contribute to the goals of the brand and marketing strategy

  • You will undertake training and on-the-job learning to develop technical skills and an understanding of customer focussed marketing activities that drive the demand for The Margate School’s products and services

  • You will identify opportunities to improve processes and highlight these to other members of the team

  • You will perform administrative tasks and support the team in hitting their goals

  • You will collaborate with team members from each area of provision, the head of finance as well as interact externally with clients/customers and suppliers such as printers, digital agencies, PR and media agencies, and event display companies

  • You will work with relevant teams to propose and create fresh, unique inspiring content that achieves cut-through in a crowded market, building a voice for The Margate School

  • You will assist the coordination and delivery of day-to-day marketing activities across a multitude of platforms, channels and systems which could include, but are not limited to, marketing content creation across social media, emails, and website, background market and customer research, monitoring and reporting of campaign analytical data


  • A confident multi-tasker, comfortable in an entrepreneurial environment with a strong interest and awareness in digital marketing and the arts/education sectors

  • You have intercultural awareness and both strong written and verbal communication skills, with high attention to detail

  • You have an ability to analyse and draw insights from analytical data sets

  • You have good knowledge of excel and are comfortable in producing reports and formulas

  • A team player with ideas

  • You are willing to learn and develop professionally

  • You are keen to learn how to translate the School’s vision in your professional practice

  • Recent school-leaver with GCSEs in Maths and English

  • Available to start in February 2021


The Margate School is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


You will conclude your contract once you’ve received a Level 3 apprenticeship qualification (equivalent to 2 A-levels), combined with specific industry links and experience by which you will then be a highly competitive applicant to future roles at The Margate School and beyond. You will be paid an apprentice wage while you study, and complete this study during your working hours at The Margate School.

**Interviews commence Monday 8th February with the preferred start date of no later than Monday 22nd February**

To apply, please download and complete the application form below (there are two downloadable formats available) and email to:

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