Communications Assistant - Apprenticeship British Fashion Council

The BFC is looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to support the communication department and help ensure it delivers its yearly comms strategy and seasonal event targets. While completing the Business Administrator apprenticeship L3.

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Apprenticeship summary

Duties to 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
  • 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.

Maintain and develop positive and strong working relationships with:

  • UK press, stylists, influencers and broadcasters
  • Designer PRs
  • Agents
  • PA to CEO & COO
  • Head of Media & Retail, Communications team, Marketing, Sponsorship, Showcasing and Events
  • Annual wage

    £14,000.00 - £15,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday: 9am - 5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

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  • Closing date


  • Standards

    Business Administrator

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Requirements and prospects

Desired Skills

  • Results driven with a commitment to working to high standards
  • Excellent communications skills both face-to-face and on the telephone
  • Strong numerical & analytical skills
  • Highly organized with ability to manage multi-tasks
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Team player with a hands-on, can do approach
  • Diligent, conscientious with high attention to detail
  • Pro-active and sociable with a positive outlook
  • Level-headed, personal energy, enthusiastic and engaging
  • Promotes a positive, professional image in the office, and out with clients and contacts

Personal qualities

  • Confident
  • Positive
  • Outgoing
  • Social
  • Professional
  • Mature

Desired qualifications

  • Have achieved English and maths GCSEs at a minimum of or above grade C/grade 4 or functional skills level 2 (or equivalent)
  • You will need to successfully complete the Business Administrator Level 3 entry assessment and achieved a minimum score of level 1 in English and maths initial assessments through Apprentice Connect

Future prospects

Full time role with BFC. 

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

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