Fully-paid apprenticeships to get your career in communications started

If you’re not sure that university is right for you, the Aspectus Academy could be the opportunity you’re looking for.

Your grades don’t define who you are

We rely on varied thinking, innovative problem-solving and creative ideas to get amazing results for our clients. That’s why a diverse team is so important. And it’s why we’re providing a different route into our industry for the many talented people for whom university may not be an option.

A career in communications isn’t set by A*s and As, or an affluent background. It’s drive, enthusiasm, leadership and creativity that will see you flourish. We’re looking for committed individuals to join us for a fully paid, two-year placement. This is a hands-on course that will give you essential experience across all aspects of communications at one of the leading agencies in the UK. It’s a great start to your professional life.

What do our apprenticeships look like?

Communications is a career that offers huge variety and the opportunity to make a difference to businesses, while constantly evolving your own skills, confidence and strategic thinking.

Build skills

On-the-job-training at an award-winning and fast-growing agency across all our specialist industry sectors – with the chance to build up your writing, interpersonal, leadership, digital marketing, client management and business skills.

Structured learning

A dedicated curriculum, with a mix of one-on-one coaching, team-based learning and a role in planning and delivering media and digital marketing campaigns for our clients.

Media engagement

A chance to build your knowledge of the media landscape, understanding what makes a headline-grabbing story and establishing relationships with influential journalists so they come to you for ground-breaking news.

Individual development

Interaction with business leaders and major stakeholders, in an environment that supports you to grow. Working at Aspectus isn’t about being put into a box, it’s about helping you build your own box to stand on and shout.

Day-to-day support

You’ll become a core part of the thriving Aspectus culture, with a dedicated line manager and senior-level mentor. And like all our employees you’ll also get essential mental health awareness training.


After the first year of the apprenticeship, you can choose to specialise in either PR or Digital marketing. From there, you can decide to study for an industry-recognised accreditation, either:

Level 4 (equivalent to a foundation degree) qualification
Level 3 (equivalent to an A-level) qualification

We will work closely together to decide which path is best for you, and guide you every step of the way. You will also get one study day a week to make sure you achieve your goals.

If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch.