Leeds City College

Digital Communications Apprentice (Level 3), Fixed Term (APP234)

Leeds, West Yorkshire
Apprenticeship Rates
19 Feb 2021
03 Mar 2021
Subject Area
Media Studies
Contract Type
Fixed Term

** COVID-19 INFORMATION: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic you may experience some delays during the recruitment process. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. **

Fixed Term Contract for 15 months.

Please use the person specification (on the job description under "Documents Available") to complete your supporting statement.

Apprenticeship Rates are age related:
Age Yrs  16-17   Apprentice hourly rates £4.85   Annual Salary £9,357
Age Yrs  18-20   Apprentice hourly rates £6.75   Annual Salary £13,022
Age Yrs  21-24   Apprentice hourly rates £8.50   Annual Salary £16,398
Age Yrs  25+      Apprentice hourly rates £8.72   Annual Salary £16,822


The FE Marketing and Communications team at Luminate Education Group is responsible for the recruitment of learners to courses across the FE colleges within the group.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated apprentice with a passion for social media and digital content to join our growing Communications team.


Support the digital communications executive in updating and implementing the social media content calendar.

Assist with creative content creation for social media platforms.

Work with the wider comms team to support with creating digital and owned media content. Research and identify key awareness dates for different audiences and social media platforms.

Deliver tactical social media campaigns across all platforms for all areas.

Support colleagues across the group with monitoring department-specific social media channels.

Edit a range of content to suit different social media platforms.

Support with monthly social media reporting.


You will have good knowledge of social media platforms.

Ability to create engaging imagery and videos for social media.

Experience of managing multiple projects at one time.

Excellent software and technical skills.

Outstanding attention to detail.

Strong levels of organisation and decision making skills.

Ability to effectively prioritise workload.


Luminate Education Group consists of; Harrogate College (HC), Keighley College (KC), Leeds City College (LCC), Leeds Conservatoire (LC) and White Rose Academies Trust (WRAT) This is an exciting time to join this rapidly growing education group, with an Ofsted grade of 'good' with 'outstanding' features, you will be working at one of the fastest improving and most innovative education groups in the country.


We have a range of excellent benefits and rewards at Luminate Education Group, including:

  • Annual leave entitlement starting from 27 days + 8 bank holidays and up to 5 discretionary college closure days at Christmas

  • Excellent pension schemes with the West Yorkshire Pension Fund and the Teachers’ Pension

  • Discounted travel cards for those who regularly use public transport across the region with Northern Rail and Metro

  • Exceptional learning and development opportunities for all of our staff

You can read about these benefits, and others in more detail by downloading the Staff Benefits document attached to this vacancy.  


Luminate Education Group is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

All successful applicants are required to complete all mandatory pre-employment checks, including:

  • Proof of right to work in the UK

  • Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check

  • Children’s barred list check (we may also check the adult barred list if the role involves working with vulnerable adults)

  • Two professional references 

  • Fitness to work, this is conducted by our occupational health partners, NHS Airedale 

  • Section 128 check for all staff entering management roles

  • Prohibition check for all staff entering teaching related roles

Please Note: All successful applicants who have lived or travelled overseas for three months or more in the past five years will be required to undertake an overseas check as part of the pre-employment checks.

More information on overseas checks can be found on the government website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants 

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.


The UK Government introduced a new points based immigration system on 1 January 2021. You can read about the new immigration routes on the Gov.UK website here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-immigration-system-what-you-need-to-know#visa-application-process 

Many of the new routes require sponsorship from an employer. Luminate Education Group is not a licenced sponsor. We are unable to employ anyone without current, and appropriate right to work in the UK.  

If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen and you were resident in the UK on or before 31 December 2020, you have until 30 June 2021 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme, you can continue to prove your right to work in the UK with your passport and identity card up until 30 June 2021. 

There is no change to immigration and right to work for British and Irish Citizens. 


We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community, all candidates will be treated fairly irrespective of race, gender or gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief or age.


For more information about the role please contact:

Heather Whiston,


We cannot accept CVs as part of the application process. 

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 


Luminate Education Group vacancies generate a lot of interest and we receive many calls and emails from recruitment agencies. Although we do appreciate the interest you have shown in Luminate Education Group, our policy is to recruit candidates directly wherever possible. We therefore do not accept any cold calls, speculative emails or CVs from agencies. Speculative emails and CVs will be deleted unread.