Level 2 Maritime Mechanical and Electrical Mechanic Apprenticeship

Are you wanting a future career in the Royal Navy and Merchant Navy? Are you looking to be an Engineer? If so, read on to find out how the Level 2 Maritime Mechanical and Electrical Mechanic Apprenticeship could help start a new career.

Two Navy Engineers working together to carry out a task.

Job Role

Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic’s work will be undertaking the testing, fault diagnosis and maintenance of electrical, mechanical and fluid power equipment on ships and submarines.

In your apprenticeship you will learn how to test common and specialist equipment and hand/machine tools by using of a range of measuring and diagnostic equipment to check the performance of the equipment and tools meet the required specification. You will understand and comply with statutory regulations and safety requirements.

Your daily tasks will include checking all machinery to ensure the ship remains operational. To do so, you will learn to maintain and operate technical equipment and fully understand a variety of advanced mechanical systems. The role will entail working individually and as part of a team, supporting the Chief Engineer in the maintenance and fault diagnosis of all the ships machinery and systems. You will be responsible for the quality and accuracy of your work.

Skills/Knowledge you will gain:

  1. Understand mathematical calculations and Engineering data/drawings appropriate to your role.
  2. Electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and fluid power engineering technology and principles.
  3. Know the basic operation and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment and systems used on board vessels.
  4. Understand the types/uses and the maintenance of electrical and mechanical hand tools and test equipment.
  5. Learn how to use electrical and mechanical hand tools and test equipment
  6. Undertake testing and maintenance on components, equipment and systems, making adjustments where applicable.
  7. Entry procedures and precautions for confined spaces.
  8. Understand and comply with health and safety regulations.

Behaviours Needed

There are certain behaviours that are expected of employees by Engineering organisations. This is in order for the employee to be successful in their role and meet the company objectives. The expected behaviours are:

  • Be able to follow Health, Safety and Environment practices
  • Having a strong work ethic
  • Being a dependable employee and taking responsibility of duties
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Be able to work effectively within a team and respectful of colleagues
  • Effective in every kind of communication
  • Be honest and have integrity
  • Be self-motivated
  • Able to make personal commitment and comply with the rules
A Navy Engineer soldering to repair a small electrical issue.

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprenticeships.

Apprentices without Level 1 English and Maths will need to achieve this level and Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to take the tests for this level prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Duration of Apprenticeship

Typically 18 to 24 months including EPA period. To learn more about the EPA please see the linked PDF.

Typical Job Options

Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic will typically work in either the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer or Weapons Engineer, or the Royal Fleet Auxiliary or Merchant Navy as a Motorman. 

Summary

If you are wanting to pursue a career in the Navy or become an Engineer, Level 2 Maritime Mechanical and Electrical Mechanic Apprenticeship is a great way to start your journey. With this apprenticeship you have the opportunity to earn while you learn and open many doors for progression in your career. You will be working with likeminded people, who can offer you advise and support you with your career.

The engineering knowledge and skills used in the role can be transferred to other entry level engineering roles in other industries. You may even wish to take the next step and commence with Level 3 in Mechanical and Electrical Maritime Fitter.

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Level 4 Electrical Power Networks Engineering Apprenticeship

Level 4 Electrical Power Networks Engineering Apprenticeship

Are you looking for an alternative to university, and want to start you engineering career? If so, we have the perfect apprenticeship for you. This role will allow you to plan, manage and undertake a variety of engineering tasks involving the electrical network, and gain a level 4 qualification alongside 30 months of experience.

Job Summary

Electrical power network engineering involves 6 roles: Asset Management Engineer, Planning Engineer, Design Engineer, Control Engineer, Electrical Project Engineer and Operational Delivery Engineer. This role will involve safely planning, managing, maintaining, constructing, and repairing parts of the power network, solving electricity network problems, and working in teams with other engineers.

Male engineer in hard hat pointing

Key Job Information:

  • Salary: Up to £27,000
  • Duration: 30 – 36 months
  • Entry requirements: 2 A levels at grade A-C in maths and a science, English GCSE grade A/B or an equivalent level 3 engineering qualification
  • Level: Level 4

Competencies required:

  • Organizational skills
  • Safe/risk aware
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork and good communication
  • Manage expectations of stakeholders

What you will learn:

  • Electrical power principles
  • Design, operation, capabilities and limitations of electricity network
  • Safety and risk management
  • Company policy
  • Time management and communication with stakeholders
  • How to produce precise reports
  • How to create project plans
  • Learn to use company tools and IT systems

Different electrical network engineer roles:

Asset management engineer – You will help develop policy solutions for customers and stakeholders. Plan and develop network reinforcement plans and evaluate and make recommendations on equipment proposals. Also identify effect of low carbon on the network’s operation.

Planning engineer – You will build plans and manage conflicts, negotiate and confirm area plans and document and communicate planning decisions. Ensure assets comply with all policies and criteria, and accountability for resource and outage planning ownership.

Design engineer – You will turn company strategies into designs and make proposals about benefits of plant and equipment to be used. You will design approvals, wayleaves, consents, appropriate regulations and costing information, and account for effects of safety requirements and standards on designs and proposals.

Control engineer – You will control the electrical network, ensuring safety and efficiency and ensure security risks are minimized. Also manage operations to ensure a safe electricity supply and provide technical and operational advice. And gain necessary Control Engineer Authorization in-line with company requirements.

Electrical project engineer – You will project manage to ensure work is delivered on time and meets stakeholder requirements. Also Interpret criteria for project designs to fit the environment while also managing stakeholder relationships. You’ll produce final construction plans, takeover contractor management and issue, review and communicate safety requirements to onsite personnel. And ensure final hand back documentation is complete to specifications given.

Operational delivery engineer – You will meet design, safety, time and commercial requirements on a range of engineering activities. Take control of testing, maintenance and inspection and take responsibility of the team. Issue, review and communicate safety requirements to onsite personnel and ensure final hand back documentation is complete to specifications given.

Engineering Construction Erector Rigger.

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Engineering Apprenticeships

As well as working as an electrical network engineer, there are many other engineering apprenticeships available. These are also offered at different levels and vary in time and salary. You can find more engineering apprenticeships here.

Benefits of doing an apprenticeship

There are many benefits to doing an apprenticeship rather than going to university:

  • Gain experience and a qualification simultaneously and become more employable for the future
  • Get paid to learn (no student debt)
  • Learn about engineering on the job rather than in a classroom
  • Enter the industry without requiring a degree and go on to have a successful career
  • Meet people who have industry experience and network to help with your future career

Where to find us

In addition, if you have any questions on this apprenticeship, or are interested in working in a different industry you can explore our website and message us on LinkedIn and Twitter!

A guide to Social Media for your Digital Marketing Apprenticeship

A guide to Social Media for your Digital Marketing Apprenticeship

Have you recently started or are looking to start a Digital Marketing Apprenticeship? Well Social media is a huge part of digital marketing, so if you want to learn the basics of social media keep reading…

What is Social media marketing?

Social media marketing is an aspect of digital marketing where a business promotes their product or services on social media platforms

social media marketing platforms

Examples of Social media platforms include:

  • Meta
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • TikTok
  • Snapchat
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • and more

Organic vs Paid Social Media Marketing

There are 2 main types of social media marketing: Organic and Paid. Organic social is when a business posts content without spending money to reach more people, earning loyalty and growing their business organically. Paid social is when a business pays for campaigns on social platforms to reach more people and target specific demographics. Paid social requires setting up the campaign with specific goals in mind, such as: brand awareness, reach or traffic.

We’re going to be focusing on paid social…

What makes up a Paid Social campaign?

Audience:

One of the key parts of a paid social campaign is deciding the audience. You can target: age, location, device, gender, interests, and past user activity. For example: if you received a brief for the newest iPhone, you may want to target technology lovers, in the UK, aged 18-34.

Placements:

You also need to decide which ad placements you want to do for each platform. For example skippable vs non skippable ads, in feed, collection ads, carousel ads, stories etc.

Influencers:

Recently, influencers have become a huge part of paid social media marketing. With platforms such as TikTok and Instagram producing more and more influencers, brands can pay them to promote their product. You can do this in 2 main ways: Pay the influencer to create content advertising your product, which you can then post from the client’s account with paid reach, or the influencer can post the content from their account, and you can then boost the reach from the client’s account. The use of influencers is great for targeting specific groups of people with specific interests, and younger audiences who use TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat more than other platforms that have less influencers.

Tests:

Your client may also want you to perform an A/B test within your campaign. This is when you split the budget and run (usually 2) identical campaigns, changing 1 variable. This could be: campaign objective, placements, targeting, creative etc.

Measuring performance:

You also need to decide on a KPI (key performance indicator) for your campaign so you can measure success. These could be: increased revenue, increased traffic to website, brand perception, purchase intent and many more. To measure your KPI, you’ll use a metric such as revenue, link clicks, CTR, impressions etc. These help you conclude whether your campaign was successful, and how you can improve the campaign next time.

Ready for your Digital Marketing Apprenticeship?

Now that you’ve learnt the basics of Social Media Marketing, you are ready to start your digital marketing apprenticeship. This will include learning all areas of digital marketing such as search, display and programmatic, as well as social. Doing a digital marketing apprenticeship will help you gain experience, knowledge, and a qualification, to help you kick start your digital marketing career!

Learn more about digital marketing apprenticeships:

Click here to learn more about digital apprenticeships and the different qualifications you can earn!

So what can you do to learn more about paid social before your apprenticeship?

Most of the social media platforms offer training on how to use their ads manager platforms, such as Twitter flight school, which will help you get a head start with your paid social career. If you want to improve your general digital marketing knowledge, why not complete the Google Analytics exam, as employers will love to see this on your CV.

Where to find us:

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Level 3 Junior Content Producer Apprenticeship

Do you have a flare for creativity and an enthusiasm for technology? 

If so, a Junior Content Producer (also known as a Creative Content Assistant) could be the perfect position for you!

What is a Content Producer?

Content producers are responsible for creating all types of creative content. This content is used across a range of social platforms, including a vast assortment of media such as digital, broadcast and in print. A variety of software and tools will be used to create these pieces of content. Such as the Adobe Suite, as well as camera and audio equipment. Some of which you’ll already have experience in, and others you’ll learn along the way.

You’ll follow a customer/client brief and stay within the budget set out. You will work with designers and developers to create content such as video, images, text (copy), web pages and social media to create a great online experience. Positions for this apprenticeship role can vary within advertising, marketing or digital agencies.

You’ll notice where content creation fits within a marketing plan and how it can be used across multiple channels and platforms.

Woman using DesignLab for iOS on an iPad Pro to produce creative content

Am I a Content Producer?

You will be expected to show a passion for producing creative content for digital media, whilst working well within internal and external teams as well as individually. You’ll be able to understand the customer/client instructions to research ideas and concepts to meet this. Understanding the regulatory and legal requirements when using certain types of media, such as copyright, and web accessibility is crucial for this position.

There’ll be regular meetings, either with your team or also with the customer/client. This is where you’ll be able to pitch your ideas and make recommendations on appropriate platforms and/or channels to use to create effective content. These ideas and recommendations will come from your research and the industry skills/knowledge you pick up along the way.

You’ll have the ability to maintain positive relationships with customers/clients and pose a strong work ethic towards your commitments to fulfil the work standards. You’ll be compliant with equality and diversity in the workplace.

If you’re already thinking this sounds like a perfect position for you and you’re looking for some more information on content creation. Take a look at one of our blog posts.

Where can you go after the apprenticeship?

Content producers can progress into more senior roles across the industry, therefore allowing them to enter into agency base positions or a single company. According to Glassdoor.co.uk, Content Producers can make on average £30,667 a year. Whilst Content Managers can make £42,330. The future within this role is vast and up to you how far you go. 

By the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll know how to create effective and impressive content for all types of media. You’ll be confident in presenting your research and recommendations to your team and customer/client. As well as creating storyboards outlining your ideas for the content to be developed. You’ll gain valuable experience and knowledge within a variety of softwares to create all types of content, which will be transferable skills to any similar positions you work your way towards.

Team and/or client meeting in an office environment

Level 3 Junior Content Producer Apprenticeship Details

This apprenticeship is set at Level 3.

Qualifications

Individual employers may set their entry conditions. However, this will normally include English and Maths GCSE grade C or above. Apprentices without this must achieve this before taking the End Point Assessment (EPA).

Duration

The apprenticeship will typically take 12-18 months to complete.

Maximum Funding

£12,000

EQA Provider

National Skills Academy for Rail (NSAR)


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Level 4 Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship

Why Take the Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a respected and well-established way to kick-start a career in a wide variety of sectors and fields, with nearly 750,000 workers beginning apprenticeships in 2018-2019. Part of the reason for this high number is the number of new courses being introduced, with the Level 4 Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship being no different, with government apprenticeships in this area being available across the country, meaning there will be an opportunity near you. So, what does this course involve, how do you sign up, and what will you get from it?

Entry Requirements

First thing’s first: you must first check if you are eligible for the course. This is, thankfully, very easy to do. If you are over the age of 18 and have Level 3 English and Maths (a GCSE certificate is fine), then you are eligible for the course. If you do not have evidence of Level 3 English and Maths, you will need to complete an assessment from the training provider before you can complete the final End-Point Assessment and receive your certificate.

Day-to-Day Role

Level 4 Counter Fraud Apprenticeship - investigation is key.
You will be required to play an active role in fraud investigations

Before delving into what you’ll be learning as part of the course, you need to see if the role appeals to you.

Working in the law-enforcement sector in a government organisation such as HMRC, DEFRA, DWP, Local Government and many more besides, your day-to-day role would include:

  • Investigating allegations of fraud proactively and make key operational decisions to drive investigations. This can range from deciding to not take any further action to issuing a penalty, or even prosecution.
  • Using your understanding of the range of possible interventions available to you to decide on the best path to proceed with an investigation. This will require knowledge of civil procedures such as applications to tribunal, giving evidence at tribunal and Judicial Review, knowledge of associated civil penalties and other enforcement measures such as insolvency action
  • The role would also require gathering evidence to assist fraud investigations – including talking to members of the public in both formal (i.e. interviews under caution) and informal environments, taking notes based on what is said and your observations to drive the investigation forward. It would also be up to you to weigh up the relative importance of different pieces of evidence to better drive the investigation.
  • There may also be some moments involving confrontation, such as arresting suspects. Part of the role would involve producing and implementing risk assessments, and fully briefing those involved in the investigation of their roles, responsibilities, and risks involved in the investigation.

While having a passion for combatting fraud and being confident in liaising with many different people are bonuses, this is not a requirement for the course. Therefore, if you have just started thinking about this field, and this fast-paced, demanding, yet incredibly exciting line of work appeals to you, the Level 4 Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship will teach you all the key skills you’ll need to be successful.

Course Content of the Level 4 Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship

Studying for the Level 4 Counter Fraud Apprenticeship.

Over the 24 month course, you will learn:

  • Different types of fraud that can be committed
  • Key legislation, and how to apply this legislation and abide by policy during investigations
  • How to open and maintain a case file
  • The different types of evidence, how to prepare evidence files, and how to successfully document them and present them in a court setting
  • Why recording notes of interviews and other investigation activities is so important, and the concept of continuity of evidence
  • How to brief and de-brief
  • The PEACE model and conversation management skills
  • The range of demands of a witness and how to respond to them
  • How to produce concise, timely, clear, balanced & accurate reports, briefings, letters, e-mails & other items of correspondence
  • How to give evidence as a witness in court hearings

Conclusion

The Level 4 Counter Fraud Investigator Apprenticeship is a wide-ranging course that is guaranteed to ser you up for a successful career in fraud investigation. While it is a big commitment, if this line of work appeals to you, there is no better path to success.

Apprenticeships UK: Top Tips for writing a blog post

When first starting Digital Marketing Apprenticeships UK, blog posts can be a little daunting. You may question what to do, what to write about and what to include. Below are some tips of what to include and what not to do whilst writing a blog post and why it is so important to have a blog.

What are blog posts and why are they important?

Blog posts are articles, news, or guides that are published in the blog section of a website. Blogs are important to help optimise traffic to your website; they help engage visitors by helping them grasp more knowledge on a certain subject. Additionally, they can help increase a websites SEO ranking, this means that the website will most likely appear high on the search engine results page.

Now for the do’s and don’ts.

Text. Step by step.

DO- Write with your audience in mind

Who is your target audience, find out what your audience likes to read and want to know more about. Create meaningful and beneficial posts, you want your audience to be engaged with your content and to leave them wanting more so they will click on the links to the website which helps drive more traffic to your website.

DO- Post regularly

Make it a goal to post at least once a week, be consistent. This will help build followers on your blog and gain regular readers who will expect posts by a certain time.

DO- Create an eye-catching title

The title is the first thing visitors will see, so this needs to grab their attention and click your post. Make sure the title gives the visitor an idea on what the post is about otherwise this can lead to confusion.

DO- Proofread

Preview all the drafts before publishing. Don’t upload a rough draft, as there will be spelling mistakes or grammar errors. You don’t want to publish something that could be incorrect, this could lose your blog followers.

DON’T- Write a novel

Keep sentences and paragraphs short, make sure to include images, graphics or quotes to help split up the text. There is no need to ramble on, get straight to the point, don’t drag the sentence out. Paragraphs should stay under 3 or 4 sentences, making sure there is space between each paragraph giving the readers eyes a break.

DON’T- Spam

Don’t bombard readers with notification pop ups to subscribe or take a specific action on your website. Allow the reader the opportunity to do this themselves as they are less likely to subscribe if they are spammed with pop up messages.

DON’T- Use too many keywords in the text

This can affect your SEO ranking; search engines call this keyword stuffing. You want your readers to have a good experience, which is a ranking factor that search engines now prioritize to make sure you have relevant content for the intent of your visitors.

DON’T- Cover too many subjects at once

You don’t want to confuse or bombard the reader with a lot of information. Split the different subjects into different blog posts, making it clearer for the reader to understand.

Conclusion

I hope these Do’s and Don’ts have provided you a valuable insight into an aspect of the Level 3 digital marketing apprenticeships UK and that writing a blog post is not so daunting after all. Blog posts are an important part of a marketing strategy campaign as they help drive more traffic to the website. With these tips you should be able to create an engaging blog post to optimise your website.

For more information about our digital marketing apprenticeships UK, please visit our website by clicking here: https://www.apprenticetips.com/

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Level 2 – Healthcare Support Worker

Have you ever thought of working in the healthcare industry? Or have you ever wanted to help those in need? Don’t look any further. This level 2 healthcare support worker apprenticeship requires no specialist education or previous experience. If you like taking responsibility and caring for others, then you would be the perfect fit.

This apprenticeship covers a whole manner of skills and high-quality behaviours which will make you a competent and job ready healthcare support worker.

Healthcare support worker in action

Job Profile

Healthcare support workers, work together in a team to provide quality care for individuals. Within 12-18 months you will have the capabilities to provide compassion and healthcare for individuals who cannot care for themselves. You will be fully qualified to carry out clinical duties, monitor conditions of those who are unwell, check progress and comfort of our patients to provide valuable health and social care.

Responsibilities and Duties of the Role

The role will enable you to take on a lot of responsibility and work closely with other care workers and patients. In order to progress, you will learn relevant standards and policies for this workplace, including the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers in England. Throughout this apprenticeship you will have constant support in order to achieve the highest success. We will also ensure you gain your Care Certificate which will form the fundamental skills you need to provide the best care.

Behaviours and Skills you will learn

You must treat every patient with the most compassion and dignity, respecting every individual’s belief, culture, and values. This job will require you to show empathy to the patient’s situation, to their families and show respect to everyone around you. At times this job will be tough, and you will face challenges, but working alongside the rest of the team, you will end up resilient against any tests that come your way. We ensure our teams are always supported throughout their days and once you learn to adapt to your surroundings, you can thrive.

The skills available to learn along the way are indispensable for any career and they will enable you to excel in this apprenticeship and any later role you may take on. Some examples of the skills learnt are:

  • Communication – communicating with individuals, their families, your colleagues and healthcare professionals. This will become so important to your role as you can make yourself and others understood, you may resolve conflicts with smooth communication, and you will be able to handle sensitive information which may be confidential.
  • Health Intervention – supporting individuals thought-out their conditions, being able to identify signs of pain and discomfort and able to promote physical wellbeing for others. You will learn how to do routine clinical tasks, such as blood pressure checks, taking temperatures etc. This is very valuable in acknowledging signs of wellbeing at its best and when it is deteriorating and promoting positivity in one’s wellbeing and physical health.
  • Person centered care – Promoting mental wellbeing and recognising when an individual has limits. Being able to notice those who are struggling with their mental health or general cognitive wellbeing, becoming forgetful or feeling anxious. These skills are important to remain positive in your role for the wellbeing of others and being able to report low mental health.
  • Personal development – Taking responsibility for others and for yourself in order to reflect on each individuals’ actions including your own. Being able to work in a team and develop skills within the team and individually to continue learning and upskilling. The role does have a lot of responsibility and you must follow the rules in place to manage your relationships and help others to the best of your ability.
  • Equality and Diversity – following the principles of equality and diversity and inclusion to ensure every individual always gets the same level of care and compassion. This will not only help those in care, but also help others recognise every individual matters.

These skills are only a few of so many that you will learn on this apprenticeship program. They will allow you to succeed in this course and lead to opportunity in many fields.

Assessment

Throughout the apprenticeship, while you are taking on new responsibility and learning new skills, you will be assessed throughout. You will have ongoing consultation with your superiors and training providers. This assessment aims to test the skills and knowledge you have learnt during your time on the apprenticeship and to test your skills as a health care worker. You will have the opportunity to showcase skills and methods of care that you have learnt as well as compiling a portfolio of your great work to evidence each part of your role to prove your understanding of the content and practical skills you have learnt. Finally, you will take part in an interview and get graded on each step of the apprenticeship course.

Conclusion

This apprenticeship provides a high level of knowledge and valuable, transferrable skills and behaviours, proving that the level 2 healthcare support worker is a fulfilling role for anyone to take on. Whether you’re looking to broaden your skills or wanting to start a career in healthcare, this job is perfect for someone starting out, with no skills required.

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Support worker apprenticeship

Wireless Communications Rigger Apprenticeship (Level 2)

The wireless communications rigger is a key member of the field-based wireless rigging team that supports the UK's cellular network and its infrastructure.
The wireless communications rigger is a key member of the field-based wireless rigging team that supports the UK’s cellular network and its infrastructure.

Does the idea of being a key member of the UK’s cellular network and infrastructure sound good to you? If so, read on to find out how the level 2 wireless rigger communications apprenticeship could help you start a new career. Already in a job? No worries! You could change roles within your current organisation and complete the apprenticeship training.

What is a Wireless Communications Rigger?

A Wireless Communications Rigger can install large steel structures on towers and rooftops, adapting the existing structure in the process if needed. They facilitate the lifting and lowering of equipment for installation and removal, install a range of cable types and sizes including Coaxial, CAT5/6 and Fibre Optic, interpret drawings and plans. They also demonstrate a range of climbing techniques, meaning they can even rescue colleagues in difficulty at height.

Where will I work and who with?

Wireless communications riggers work in a variety of environments including rooftop sites, towers and masts in greenfield sites or inner-city buildings. They must be able to work indoors or outdoors, and in a variety of weather conditions.

Wireless communications riggers will generally work in a team of 2 to 3 and will report to a team leader. They will also be required to communicate effectively with site providers, landlords and members of the public.

Jobs and entry criteria for the level 2 Wireless Communications Rigger apprenticeship

The wireless communications apprenticeship provides opportunities for an apprentice to learn the skills required to perform typical rigger roles. These include jobs such as: Wireless Communications Rigger, Rigging Engineer, Telecomms Rigger. A salary of £30,783 is achievable and many other job opportunities are advertised in this range. Use this level 2 wireless communications apprenticeship as a starting point and future proof your career!

Level 2 Wireless Communications Rigger Core Competencies

As part of your job role, you will carry out duties that will satisfy a number of competencies. Some examples are:

  • Antenna installation
  • Carry out installation of earthing and termination of coax and fibre following manufacturers and operators’ installation specifications
  • Installation and demonstrate the technical understanding of the key components of a wireless telecom site
  • Use slings, knots and other attachment techniques to safely lift and lower materials and equipment
  • Personal site safety responsibilities, hazards, risks and control measures
  • Structure integrity and the importance of permanent attachment whilst working at height
  • The importance of effective communication
  • The need for positive working relationships

Entry Requirements

If this is all sounding like the perfect dream, I assure you now it is very real! The entry requirements are usually set by employers and may require a demonstration of fitness and a ability to work at height. Apprentices must achieve level 1 English & Maths and take the test for level 2 if not already done so prior to taking the End-Point Assessment.

For those with an education, the apprenticeships English and Maths minimum requirement is entry Level 3. A British Sign Language qualification are an alternative if this is your main language. All applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old at the start of their job due to insurance reasons.

Conclusion

As demonstrated, the level 2 wireless commuications rigger apprenticeship is a great starting point for anyone looking to pursue a career in infrastructure. The core skills covered in the apprenticeship will open up a wide range of job opportunities. In addition, you will earn while you learn and not feel the financial burden of a universiy degree. Employers are keen to use apprenticeship to shape how their employees learn and progress, so apply today and start the dream job that’s awaiting you.

The do’s and don’ts of social media implementation as a digital marketer

As a digital marketing apprentice, social media implementation is vital. you’ll need to show that you can run digital campaigns across a variety of channels, including social media platforms, websites, and email. In this post, I’ve compiled a list of the top do’s and don’ts for digital marketing apprentices when it comes to launching a social campaign. You’ll be able to tweet, comment, post, and snap with confidence knowing that you’re on the right track if you follow these simple principles.

Do – Keep consistency across social media platforms

The only way for you and your organisation to flourish online is to maintain a consistent brand throughout all of your online conversations. You can improve your brand equity, consumer trust, and, eventually, your bottom line by being loyal to who you are. Reminding yourself of the corporate voice/tone, utilising brand colours when creating, and ensuring that the messages you’re publishing or re-posting are relevant to your brand image.

For a further look at the do’s and dont’s of social media as a whole, read ‘The do’s and don’ts of social media as a Level 3 Digital Marketer’.

Don’t – Allow trolls or bots to spam the comments

Delete any remarks made by a social media troll that are derogatory or insulting, and report the individual. Bots that post spammy messages in the comments are in the same boat. Despite the fact that you have no control over this behaviour, you should react to these comments as quickly as possible since they can harm your brand’s reputation.

Don't allow trolls or bots to spam the comments - The do's and don'ts of social media implementation as a digital marketer
Don’t allow trolls or bots to spam the comments

Do – Vary your social media post type

Your social media implementation should be varied to some extent. The same old 1 by 1 aspect ratio photo style can get monotonous, and if your followers grow weary of your format, they may start passing over your material without engaging with it. That’s why I always recommend sharing a balanced mix of vertical, horizontal (landscape), video (or Reels on Instagram), and gallery posts (Carousel on Instagram).

Don’t – make spelling or grammar mistakes

This may seem obvious, but you should always have a second pair of eyes proofread your posts or articles. Before sending out a post or an update, be sure it’s been proofread by at least one person. Apps like Grammarly, on the other hand, can help you lower your typo rate.

Do – Create a social media post schedule

Scheduling social media postings ahead of time is a huge time-saver. Pre-scheduling your social media activities will save a lot of time for a digital marketing apprentice, allowing you to focus on other digital parts of your company. It’s always a good idea to save time by scheduling your blog articles, tweets, and status updates ahead of time. An example of a tool that can help with this is Later.

Don’t – Mix personal and professional

Nowadays, brands and businesses strive to humanise their online presence. This might involve linking their personal and corporate accounts, as well as commenting and sharing between them. Although it looks to be a great idea when done correctly, I feel it is a hazardous strategy because your business might be overwhelmed by personal updates, leaving your audience confused about what your business stands for.

Don't mix personal and professional - The do's and don'ts of social media implementation as a digital marketer
Don’t mix personal and professional

Conclusion

Hopefully, this ‘do’s and don’ts’ advice has taught you that social media isn’t only for personal use, such as posting pictures of your cats or holiday photos! Instead, social media implementation is a strong tool for businesses and digital marketers to promote a brand, drive traffic to a website, and develop a reputation that your competitors can’t ignore.

Digital marketing apprentices are responsible for using social media implementation as a marketing strategy. The goal of social media marketing is to increase your brand’s visibility, personality, and community. Hopefully, now you can create a set of fundamental ground rules for your business’s future social media marketing campaign by following the dos and don’ts outlined above.

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Construction Design and Build Technician Apprenticeship (Level 4)

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If you have an interest for design and construction but you have never considered how to kickstart a career in this field, then perhaps you should head down the apprenticeship route! In this blog post we will cover everything you need to know about being a Construction Design and Build Technician. Continue reading to find out the best tips for how you can get started.

What is a Construction Design and Build Technician?

Construction Design and Build Technicians can cover a range of occupations and typical job titles can include Assistant Design Co-ordinator or Design and Build Co-ordinator. The design coordinator is the person in charge of making sure that all construction sites follow proper procedures. They spend most time on-site however they can be office based for admin purposes or meetings. The Design and Build Co-ordinator works closely alongside architects while collaborating throughout each phase from initial planning right through installation. Design and Build Technicians must also understand the risks involved within construction and the importance of behaviours in safety-critical environments.

What does the Construction Design and Build Technician role involve?

As a Construction Design and Build Technician you would be responsible for a variety of duties:

  • Identification of client requirements in construction projects
  • Identification of health and safety risks in the design of projects
  • Checking of compliance with regulations on a construction project
  • The minimisation of the environmental impact of construction projects
  • Assisting architects with the development of detailed design on a construction project
  • Co-ordinate design information on a construction project
  • Monitoring of quality on a construction project
  • Assisting commercial staff with the monitoring of costs on a construction project

How does the Construction Design and Build Technician apprenticeship work?

This Apprenticeship will teach you all about the skills and knowledge needed to become a Level 4 Construction Design and Build Technician. You’ll learn industry-recognised standards, along with how they’re applied in practice for professional registration!

This Apprenticeship is designed to prepare you for the knowledge, skills and behaviours typically required of technicians. The final assessment process will resemble what’s required when applying for professional registration with industry recognised bodies

This is a three-year program, but it will depend on the apprenticeship holder’s previous experience and access to opportunities.                            

Apprenticeship entry requirements

The typical entry requirements for this apprenticeship are five GCSEs or equivalent, including Maths and English. For those who don’t meet these qualifications there is still an opportunity to develop skills through additional study at Level 2. Employers can set their own entry requirements, which is determined by the individual employer.

For this particular apprenticeship it would be helpful to have the following skills:

  • knowledge of building and construction
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • thinking and reasoning skills
  • analytical thinking skills
  • maths knowledge
  • knowledge of engineering science and technology
  • the ability to think clearly using logic and reasoning
  • knowledge of public safety and security
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently

Career Prospects

There are many different areas you could specialise in with your qualification and the progression would not stop there. It is possible to move into project management in addition to a higher-paying job as an Estimator or CAD drafting for construction projects!

You could find work with:

  • national and international building firms and contractors
  • central and local government
  • organisations that do their own construction work, like utility companies, major retailers and the NHS

For further information on how you can get started read here.