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Publishing Assistant Apprenticeship

Publishing Assistant Apprenticeship

Level 3 (13 months)

The Wider Publishing Industry

Apprentices will be able to cover their organisation’s strategy and publishing programme. They will also be able to learn the importance of target users within the publishing sector and how that translates over to their organisation. This area also looks into aspects across the broader publishing industry.

Publishing Systems & Software

Apprentices will learn how to read and apply information/data using publishing systems such as Biblio and Stison which are used to produce and sell books & journals. Covering the importance and risk to the business involved in maintaining and managing data as well as the range of standards and mark-up languages like XML, LaTEX, HTML used in publishing for editing. Apprentices will also have the opportunity to learn the content management software that supports the production process.

Path & Range of Publications

Apprentices will learn about the publishing journey, from commissioning through to publication including working with manuscripts, proofs and advanced information sheets. There will also be the opportunity to learn the range of publications available such as illustrated books, academic publications, digital books, products & services including – where appropriate – apps and journals.

Editorial & Production

Apprentices will learn key stages of the publishing process, which will include editing, proof reading and briefing stakeholders. This includes how to check proofs where necessary and make sure printing matches the proof as well as the costing principles of new titles and reprints to ensure cost effective production of books, to schedule. Apprentices will also learn how to ensure all information is up to date on relevant databases, including PDF files, application files and images

Sales, Marketing & Publicity

Apprentices will learn the requirements of target users and trade partners such as bookshops, libraries, schools (teachers and students), universities & online distributors/sales as well as the different methods used to connect and engage with influencers such as bloggers & journalists. They will also understand how to make appropriate connections and engage with readers, learning the options regarding digital content distribution and access; marketing strategies such as search engine optimisation, insights from web analytics; user experience and web optimisation.

Rights Management

Apprentices will cover deal structures and Digital Rights Management with authors including fees, advances, royalties, licensing copyright, covering territory copyright, translation rights, and serial rights. On top of this, they will look into company policies regarding copyright and permissions, including appropriate digital rights to ensure compliance.

Skills Coach: Vimbai Shire

Typical Job Titles: Editorial Assistant, Marketing Assistant, Publicity Assistant, Production Assistant, Rights Assistant, Contracts Assistant.

Qualification: Level 3 Publishing Assistant Apprenticeship 

Duration: 13 months

Off-the-job Training: One day per month training at our Lansdowne training centre. Additional Masterclasses.

Self – Study: 5 hours per week during contracted hours. 

Content: Delivered through in-class learning workshops and one to one coaching. Individualised learning guided through PluralSight content and community support.

Portfolio Work: Six tests & Three portfolio/work based projects.

End Point Assessment: Synoptic project & Final remote interview.

Progression Options: University, Career within the publishing industry.

Business & Professional Administration

Business & Professional Administration

Business and Professional Administration

Level 4 (13 months)

Practical

Apprentices will cover practical content in four core areas. These include resolving business problems, managing the work of an administrative function, communicating in a business environment and planning professional development. Apprentices will be given the opportunity develop a range of technical skills and behaviours that will support their current job roles and long term career progression.

Theory

Apprentices will study compulsory theoretical concepts including understanding organisations, effective communication in business, business ethics, personal and professional development & resource management. This gives apprentices a good grounding, helping them to understand the wider business world.  Apprentices will be introduced to concepts such as external factors affecting businesses, business communication strategies and project management techniques.

Additional Practical Content

Apprentices will have the opportunity to choose from a broad range of practical topics typically related to the business and their role.  These include contributing to the improvement of business performance, negotiation skills and using, managing and monitoring information systems. Apprentices will be given the opportunity to develop work-based projects and to apply theoretical learning into a real-world business context.

Additional Theoretical Content

Apprentices can choose from a broad range of units related to their role or future career aspirations, the options available include problem solving and decision making, recruitment and selection of staff, business law, planning and managing customer service, knowledge management and planning and implementing change.

Skills Coach: Steve Bond

Typical Job Titles: Administrator, Sales Administrator, HR Support, Office Administrator, Office Manager

Qualification: Level 4 Business and Professional Administration

Duration: 13 months

Off-the-job Training: 20% of contracted hours spent in workplace learning and in monthly coaching sessions with skills coach.

Case Study

Ellie O'Reilly @ Funding Circle

Ellie is a Loan Closing Analyst Apprentice at online marketplace, Funding Circle. We took some time out with Ellie and her manager and Funding Circle’s Sales Support Team Manager, Hattie Spurrell to find out how apprentices have worked for their team. ENJOY!

Digital Project Admin

Digital Project Admin

Digital Project Admin

Level 3 (13 months)

Customer Care, Communication and Security

Every business needs to be able to attract, retain and develop customer relationships. This module supports Project Admin Apprentices to use communication tools including email, CRM Systems & databases, to gather & share customer information to manage & develop customer relationships.

Personal and Business Growth

Effective employees are aware of their own personal and professional development, as well as the business’ development and growth. Therefore, our apprentices learn to work effectively and professionally, being aware of their responsibilities in the workplace and contribute to innovation & business development.

Project Planning and Implementation

Apprentices will develop an understanding of the Project Lifecycle, Agile methodology, the importance of budgeting and forecasting, and using Trello to manage and organise their projects. They will be able to apply this at work and to a project set by the employer and Learning and Development Specialist.

Productivity Software

Modern software used for productivity has the potential to completely change the way a business operates. This module delivers advanced training to Apprentices in Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Presentation Software as well as collaborative tools such as Trello and Slack.

Skills Coach: Steve Bond

Typical Job Titles: Office Administrator, Office Manager, Project Assistant

Qualification: Level 3 Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals

Duration: 13 months

Off-the-job Learning: 20% of contracted hours spent in workplace learning and in monthly coaching sessions with skills coach.

Portfolio Work: Evidence is collected through coursework and work product.

Progression Options: Level 4 Project Manager Apprenticeship

Case Study

Reuben Bell

Reuben is a Data Analyst Apprentice at the biggest housing association in the UK – Clarion Housing Group. We took some time out with Reuben and his manager and Clarions’s Finance, Compliance and Audit Coordinator – Rob Cheyne, to find out how apprentices have worked for his team. ENJOY!

Digital Finance

Digital Finance

Digital Finance

Level 3 (13 months)

Productivity Software for Finance

Modern software used for productivity has the potential to completely change the way a business operates. This module delivers advanced training to Finance Apprentices covering common accounting packages such as Sage, Xero, and Quickbooks. It also develops Apprentice’s skills in using Email, Word Processing, Spreadsheet, and Presentation Software.

Personal & Business Growth

Effective employees are aware of their own growth, as well as the development and growth of the business that they are working in. The Digital Finance Apprenticeship teaches learners to work effectively and professionally, being aware of their responsibilities and contributing to innovation & business process development.

Customer Care & Communication

Digital Finance Apprentices develop a strong understanding of the importance of communicating effectively and the need for providing effective customer service to the common customers of a finance team – including suppliers, customers, and internal contacts. Using appropriate communication tools, Apprentices develop the skills to manage & develop relationships.

Skills Coach: Mati Gono

Typical Job Titles: Payroll Support, Finance Admin, Accounts Admin, Billing Support, Credit Control

Qualification: Level 3 Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals

Duration: 13 months

Off-the-job Learning: 20% of contracted hours spent in workplace learning and in monthly coaching sessions with skills coach.

Portfolio Work: Evidence is collected through coursework and work product.

Progression Options: Level 4 Project Manager, Level 4 Business Administration

Case Study

Julia Alija

Julia is now a full-time member of the finance team at X4 Group after graduating from LDN Apprenticeships!

Hear what Julia has to say about her journey with LDN Apprenticeships and from her line-manager Claire McDonagh about what made her apprentieship such a success!

Digital Client Services

Digital Client Services

Digital Client Services

Level 3 (13 months)

Productivity Software

Digital Client Services Apprentices will be guided through areas of using IT effectively to provide a service to clients. Over the course of the Apprenticeship,  learners will cover IT tools, such as MS Excel, & presentation software to collect, analyse and communicate customer data to improve the effectiveness of the business.

Processes, Data and Security

Successful customer relationships require an understanding of business processes.  Apprentices will complete an investigation of requirements for an IT system in the workplace. They will be able to evaluate the current system, recognise problems, & produce a requirements specification for the proposed solution.

Customers and Communication

Every business needs to be able to attract, retain and develop customer relationships. This module supports Apprentices to use communication tools including email, CRM systems & databases, to gather & share customer information to manage & develop customer relationships.

Personal and business growth

Effective employees are aware of their own personal and professional development, as well as the business’ development and growth. Therefore, our Apprentices learn to work effectively and professionally, being aware of their responsibilities in the workplace and contribute to innovation & business development.

Skills Coach: Steve Bond

Typical Job Titles: Sales Support, Sales Administrator, Researcher, Junior Salesperson, Client Services

Qualification: Level 3 Apprenticeship for IT, Software, Web and Telecoms Professionals

Duration: 13 months

Off-the-job Learning: 20% of contracted hours spent in workplace learning and in monthly coaching sessions with skills coach.

Portfolio Work: Evidence is collected through coursework and work product.

Progression Options: Level 4 Project Manager Apprenticeship

Case Study

Ellie @ Funding Circle

Ellie is a Loan Closing Analyst Apprentice at online marketplace, Funding Circle. We took some time out with Ellie and her manager and Funding Circle’s Sales Support Team Manager, Hattie Spurrell to find out how apprentices have worked for their team. ENJOY!