Manchester Evening News on lookout for apprentice marketing assistant

The Manchester Evening News and Manchester College have teamed up to offer one young person the chance to become an apprentice marketing assistant at Britain’s biggest regional news title.

The chosen candidate will complete a 12-month apprenticeship, spending four days training at the MEN Media and one day at The Manchester College studying for a Level Two marketing qualification. They will be trained in marketing skills to produce literature, develop relationships with other departments.

Trudy Burrows, head of apprenticeship development at The Manchester College, said: “We are pleased to have MEN Media join our apprenticeship programme. This demonstrates the strong links The Manchester College has formed with employers in Greater Manchester and the wide range of job opportunities we offer to apprentices. One of our aims is to address the skills shortage in the creative media industry in the region, which is a key priority for Greater Manchester. This shows we are providing apprentices the best opportunities and training available.”

Paul O’Halloran, managing director at MEN Media and the Huddersfield Examiner, said: “MEN Media is delighted to be working with The Manchester College and their apprenticeship programme. It will be fascinating to see what potential new talent we can bring into our business. The role we have created will undoubtedly give someone a wonderful first step in their career.”