New apprenticeship scheme aims to develop the next generation of media talent

Haymarket Media Group has launched a new apprenticeship scheme that aims to tackle the current skills shortage and develop the next generation of media talent. The scheme will combine the rigour of college education with the practical and technical skills required to forge a strong career in today’s media industry.

Haymarket will recruit seven full-time paid apprentices in 2014/2015, increasing to 20 by 2017. The apprenticeships reflect the changing nature of skills required in the media business, with an emphasis of digital areas such as digital marketing, SEO and UX design.

The one and two-year apprenticeships will be delivered in collaboration with training providers CreativeProcess, Lambeth College and Kaplan and see successful candidates spend an average of one day per week in off-the-job training, while also benefitting from the support of Haymarket’s market-leading Learning and Development team.

Celia MacMillan, HR Director, UK, Haymarket Media Group says: “’There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Haymarket and this new scheme will help us to attract and nurture the brightest young talent.

“With so much change in our industry, the apprentices will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience while developing the skills required to launch their careers in today’s media world.

“As an employer, the apprenticeships will help us to develop our own digital-native talent with skill-sets aligned to our business needs. The scheme will also help us to stay current and further innovation, by providing us with insight from the next generation of Haymarket audiences and clients.”

 

Click here to apply.