Can I choose my Trainee?
Unfortunately not. The matching process is done by our team who look at the Trainee’s interests, previous experience, location and other factors. If you want to choose the person you work with then our direct recruitment programme is perhaps more suitable, where you can meet and interview a Digital Marketing Graduate like a normal recruitment process, and employ them directly if they fit the bill. There is a one-off recruitment fee for this if the candidate is successful.
Can my Trainee start working immediately?
No. Because it is a training programme, students follow a set structure that includes video training followed by the production of a campaign plan to meet your campaign objective. This important work includes avatars of your target audience, development of campaign messages, activity timeline, tools needed to run the campaign, budget allocation and key performance indicators and measurement. The final 5 weeks are focused on running the campaign and hitting the KPI targets set.
If you need somebody to start immediately, you can hire one of our Graduates directly.
What does it cost?
Take on a Trainee Programme
£500 (ex. VAT). This is a training fee that pays for the delivery of the Programme. It’s a one-off payment you make before confirming your place.
We also ask you to commit to a £100 tools and media spend, as often some paid media or use of paid tools and software is a vital part of a successful digital marketing strategy. This spend will be billed upon your sign-off of the campaign plan which will include precise details of how the money will be spent.
Hire A Graduate Programme
£1,500 (ex. VAT). This is the recruitment fee if you would prefer to employ one of our graduates immediately without taking part in our ‘Take On A Trainee’ programme.
Can I employ my trainee immediately at the end of the training?
Yes, many of our Business Partners go on to employ their Digital Marketing Trainee when the project finishes, (although there is no obligation to do so). If you do decide to do this, we charge a recruitment fee of £750 (ex. VAT) – £500 due immediately and £250 after 6 months successful employment, during which time we continue to mentor the Graduate.
What skills and experience do your Trainees have?
All our Trainees are recent graduates (graduated within the last 2 years). The training is not limited to university graduates however, we also take higher education college graduates who may have completed a BTEC/national diploma or similar (find this list out)
How much of my time will the training take-up?
It’s up to you just how involved you want to be. The minimum we ask you to commit to is roughly one hour every week for the duration of the Programme that includes a weekly catch-up call with your Trainee. This can sometimes be less and sometimes a bit more. Certain weeks you will have deadlines to sign-off on things for your Trainee.
Who is ultimately responsible for the Trainee?
We are. Every trainee is assigned a Mentor who is an experienced digital marketing professional. The mentors are on hand to answer questions but also to troubleshoot any issues that may arise. We encourage you to view this experience as a process that de-risks the recruitment process for you, and gives you the experience of working with a graduate without the ultimate responsibility of training them. The trainee should not be treated by you as an employee.
What happens in the event of a mistake?
Sometimes mistakes happen – we are all human. In our experience they actually happen far less than you would imagine. In the event that the Trainee makes a mistake you should contact us immediately, and we will assess the situation and look to rectify it with you. The project work can always be switched off immediately should you need it to be. Please rest assured that we have never had to do this before.
How do I sign up?
To sign-up simply complete our getting started form, and we will be in touch to discuss your business requirements.