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social media and digital marketing

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Social Media & Digital Marketing

Not everyone can be on TV. Luckily there are plenty more ways to enjoy success. Arts, Media or Publishing. It’s a sector that employs more than 2 million people. And with an apprenticeship there’s every chance you’ll be able to make a name for yourself.

Industry Summary

Not everyone can be on TV. Luckily there are plenty more ways to enjoy success. Arts, Media or Publishing. It’s a sector that employs more than 2 million people. And with an apprenticeship there’s every chance you’ll be able to make a name for yourself.

Unleash your creative, technical or possibly even your administrative talents. There’s a range of skills required in Arts, Media and Publishing. If technology’s your thing, then studio engineering or studio recording might be for you. Or how about a future in digital design? And for those who thrive on pressure and tight deadlines, nothing beats journalism or event management. It’s fun and fulfilling. And London’s not the only place where the action is. Many large employers can be found in other big cities. There are a growing number of smaller creative businesses spread across the country that you’ll love too. Yes, making it will mean hard work and long hours. But we know that won’t stop you if you’re set on getting your big break in the industry.

With an Apprenticeship you could soon be making the headlines. Or even find yourself on the credits of the next Hollywood blockbuster. The industry recognises talent, so if you’re prepared to put in the work, the sky’s the limit.

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Marketing and sales directors

Work Description

Marketing and sales directors plan, organise and direct market research and formulate and implement an organisation’s marketing and sales policies.

Qualification

Entry is generally via career progression from related occupations (e.g. Marketing Manager, Sales Manager). Entrants to the professional qualifications of the Chartered Institute of Marketing require GCSEs/S grades, A levels/H grades, a BTEC/SQA award, a degree or equivalent qualification and/or relevant experience.

Job Tasks

liaises with other senior staff to determine the range of goods or services to be sold; discusses employer’s or clients’ requirements, plans and monitors surveys and analyses of customers’ reactions to products; examines and analyses sales figures, advises on and monitors marketing campaigns and promotional activities; controls the recruitment and training of staff; produces and/or assesses reports and recommendations concerning marketing and sales strategies.

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Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).

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