Milton Keynes College

Digital Content Apprentice

Wyboston, Bedford
£13,000 per year
25 Feb 2019
28 Apr 2019
Job Function
IT / e-learning
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Employer Name: Equus Products and Services Limited

Working Week: Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm

Duration: 18 Months

Possible Start Date: 13/05/2019

We’re now recruiting a Digital Content Apprentice as part of our Apprenticeship Scheme. At Equus you will develop and keep up-to-date the content on our website and assist with producing content for the Sales & Marketing Team as required.APPLY NOW!


1. Create product content on our website. This will include:

  • Core product lines
  • New season ranges
  • New brands

2. Write high quality product descriptions for all products;

3. Ensure complete accuracy of all product descriptions;

4. Liaise with suppliers when queries arise about their products;

5. Create and curate other content as required including:

  • Product collections
  • Website taxonomy
  • Home Page, Department & Brand Pages
  • Blogs & Articles
  • Buying Guides
  • Size Guides
  • Photography & Video Content

6. Optimise website content to ensure high rankings in search engine results;

7. Manage media assets correctly;

8. Support the Content Manager as and when required with other tasks, e.g. writing and editing copy for use online and in print or supporting the Marketing Team with required content for campaigns; and

9. Follow company policy and processes as set out by the Directors and Content Manager.


  • Supplier discounts
  • Workplace Pension Scheme (if eligible)
  • Staff discount of 10%
  • Bonus scheme and anniversary bonus
  • Digital marketing training
  • In-house training, e.g. supplier product training
  • 20 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • Fruit basket in office
  • Free hot drinks

Things to consider:

  • We’re a highly successful start-up that’s backed by serious investors. We expect you to be a highly motivated, hard-working and energetic self-starter! In return you will get a real insight into, and valuable experience of, what it takes to build, grow and run a modern e-commerce business.
  • You will be expected to work additional hours, as necessary, to ensure the smooth running of the business and to fulfil your own responsibilities.


From this apprenticeship you will;

  • Gain real hands-on experience in all areas of digital marketing
  • Acquire an industry recognised qualification with CIM
  • Develop a solid foundation for a successful career in digital marketing

Entry requirements

GCSE English and Maths A*-C/4-9 or level 2 equivalent

Skills Required

  • Good Microsoft Office skills
  • Good oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Well-organised and keen to develop organisational skills
  • Ability to work on multiple streams of work

Personal Qualities

  • A passion for writing
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic
  • Enthusiastic and energetic outlook
  • Hard-working and diligent approach
  • An understanding of the importance of meeting deadlines
  • Must be able to accept constructive feedback

Qualifications taken

The Apprenticeship will incorporate face to face workshops, online learning and on the job experience.

Your Apprenticeship training will include:

  • Full Apprenticeship Standard in Level 3 Digital Marketer
  • MTA HTML 5
  • CIM Level 4 award in Digital Marketing
  • Functional skills (if required in both Maths and English)
  • College Attendance at Silbury Campus
  • Regular visits from the college into the workplace
  • Assessments and observations in the workplace
  • Use of e-portfolio
  • On-going training and support from the employer
  • End Point Assessment

Employer Description

EQUUS (see was founded in 2013 in response to a clear gap in the extremely fragmented £4.3bn UK equestrian market. The business has grown from start-up to become the UK’s fastest growing online only equestrian retailer built on the principle of “by riders, for riders”.

What Next?

The employer may be looking offer a permanent position upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship. As an Apprentice you will be able to apply for the NUS Apprentice Extra Card, this will allow you to gain discounts on over 200 online and high street retailers.

Please apply via the link.