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Trainee Digital Executive, GDA - Sheffield

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Job details:

How would we sum it up?
This is a fantastic opportunity for a creative, hard-working graduate who wants to join a cutting-edge marketing agency. As a Trainee Digital Executive you will gain in-depth experience of a marketing agency, allowing you to gain a strong foothold in the creative and digital industries. This is a role with a clear progression route that is perfect for someone who wants plenty of experience working on social media and email campaigns for a range of organisations.

What’s the business all about?
The business is GDA, a leading digital and creative marketing agency that is proud of its nationally-renowned reputation for client satisfaction – they were recently voted Number 1 agency in the UK for Client Satisfaction by The Drum, the marketing industry’s leading magazine. GDA works with a range of clients throughout the North of England, including Taylor Wimpey, Mandale Homes and Distinction Doors, and are involved in all parts of the marketing process, including advertising, brand design and development, online marketing, web design and development, direct marketing, print, events and e-marketing. Find out more at

What are all the practical details?
Starting salary: £16,000pa
Location: Fox House, 1 Fox Valley Way, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 2AA – free on-site parking and on major tram/bus route
Start date: August/September 2018
Length of role: Permanent with three months’ probationary period

What else do you get as a RISE graduate?
If you are lucky enough to secure one of the RISE internships you won’t just be getting a job. You will be getting access to some of the best training and professional networking with senior leaders in the region, giving you a fantastic opportunity to develop quickly and accelerate your career, including:
• Feedback from your interview and assessment centre
• A launch event and an ongoing training programme with other graduates across the region
• Six months free membership of the JCI (Junior Chamber International)
• Access to self-development materials

Sound good to you? Then it’s time to RISE
If you love the sound of this role, then this is your opportunity to RISE to the challenge. Just fill in an on-line application form for this role, choosing reference RISE16-27. But if it’s not for you – can you think of someone this job could be perfect for? If so, please do forward the details on to them!

Role responsibilities

What would you be doing?
The Trainee Digital Executive supports the Account Management team in many aspects of the work GDA does for clients. The role will predominantly be office based although as you progress, there may be opportunities to get more involved by attending some client meetings, write copy and be a part of the creative process. Typical activities will include:
• Supporting the Account Management and Design Teams on digital client briefs
• Working on social media campaigns both for clients and GDA itself
• Preparing Facebook posts (writing text, resizing images etc)
• Creating and managing email campaigns
• Inputting and testing links for email campaigns
• Liaising with clients where necessary
• Provide general support for the existing team on the administrative and financial side of the business
• Being involved in the ideas process within the business

Person specification

What type of person are they looking for?

The ideal candidate will:
• Be a graduate of any degree discipline, although Marketing-related degrees are preferred
• Be hardworking and keen to succeed in the marketing industry
• Eager to learn about how marketing agencies work and about the marketing industry as a whole
• Be personable and able to build strong relationships with colleagues and clients.
• Have a good grasp of marketing fundamentals
• Have a solid understanding of the digital marketing and the various forms of social media
• Be a creative thinker who is able to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form
• Have a keen eye for detail and a good grasp of the written word
Degree: Any degree discipline, although Marketing-related degrees are preferred

Strictly no agencies

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Salary: £16,000pa
Closing date: Closed Sun 15-Jul-2018
Job ref: GY/52399/RISE16-27,
Eligibility: Candidates must, by the start of their employment, have permission to work in the UK

Employer information:


RISE Sheffield City Region is a major city region-wide initiative to increase graduate employment in small and medium sized enterprises. The city region covers: Barnsley, Bassetlaw, Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, Doncaster, North East Derbyshire, Rotherham and Sheffield. RISE SCR is a collaboration between city region partners, Sheffield Hallam University, The University of Sheffield and the private sector.

This vacancy has now closed.