Communications Assistant - Apprenticeship British Fashion Council

You will be working within the Communications team ensuring smooth running of day to day tasks. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

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Apprenticeship summary

Duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Day to day saving of digital press cuttings for all initiatives and monitoring daily industry news
  • Day to day management of global media databases to collate and report on coverage
  • Collating monthly coverage comparison reports for internal use
  • Producing seasonal coverage reports for other BFC departments as needed
  • Researching and collating key articles and maintaining news sections of Facebook at Work
  • First point of contact for online press requests and send out of information for press
  • Liaison with press & photographers, confirming their attendance for LFW, LFWM and other BFC events
  • Responsible for CRM database registration and accreditation for press, bloggers, stylists and photographers over LFW and LFWM
  • Responding to general press queries and requests for images and information
  • Coordinating press coverage and materials for the LFW and LFWM on-site press office
  • Managing RSVP’s for press events and working on door as required
  • Ensuring up to date and correct information on press database and assisting with database queries

Business Skills:

  • Delivering individual tasks as outlined above whilst maintaining focus on overall objectives
  • Exceptional organisational skills, attention to detail and follow-through on all tasks and admin duties
  • Initiate and develop streamlined systems and processes relating to media monitoring and reporting
  • Takes direction to ensure thorough preparation to meet delivery requirements
  • Research, develop and support on projects as directed
  • Extensive external and internal liaison and relationship management
  • Demonstrates best practice in managing communications and quality standards
  • Drives best practice behaviours and works as a team to meet BFC’s objectives to maintain integrity and reputation
  • Represents the BFC and acts as an ambassador at events, corporate initiatives, networking, etc.
  • Annual wage

    £14,000.00 - £15,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 6.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

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  • Standards

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Requirements and prospects

Desired Skills

  • People skills
  • IT literacy
  • Strong communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Organisation
  • Time management
  • Strong English skills

Personal qualities

  • Confident
  • Well presented
  • Interested in fashion 
  • Articulate
  • Driven
  • Bubbly

Desired qualifications

  • A-levels desired

Future prospects

  • Potential full time role within the organisation upon completion of apprenticeship 

Things to consider

About the Employer

The British Fashion Council is a non-profit organisation industry body promoting excellence in creativity, business and education to a global audience. They harness the collective power of the industry to enable sustainable growth. Promoting Fashion events during Fashion Weeks, Fashion Awards and industry events.


British Fashion Council