Footprint Academy Training Placement

Footprint Digital have a close relationship with the University of Essex.

We are looking for smart, passionate and ambitious future web marketers to help our clients learn how to make more money online.

DO YOU WANT A CAREER THAT IS FASCINATING AND EVER-CHANGING?
DO YOU WANT TO WORK IN AN INCREDIBLE ENVIRONMENT WITH A COLLECTIVE OF EXPERTS THAT WILL CHALLENGE YOU TO ACHIEVE EXCEPTIONAL THINGS?

IF SO, APPLICATIONS FOR 2018 ARE NOW OPEN.

The Footprint Digital Digital Marketing Executive Course is an incredible opportunity to start your career. It is the perfect bridge between academia and ‘the real world’. It is a 22 Day course that equips you with the necessary skills to work either at Footprint Digital, or elsewhere.

The course retails at £5,500+VAT and in 2018 we will offer this course for FREE to 6 Essex University Students that will conclude their studies in 2018. On completion we will offer full time jobs to 2 people from the course starting in October 2018, at a starting salary of £20-22,000.

We also support those that we do not offer full time roles to in finding a marketing role by introducing them to our clients and people in our network. 100
% of those that have taken the course in the past have found employment.

 

Typically, this volunteer placement coincides with term time at the University of Essex, running from June to September. Hours are generally 3 days a week (9:00am to 5:30pm) and allow postgraduate students the time needed to complete their dissertations alongside the course.

You will be taught by some of the best Digital Marketers in the region and will gain practical experience.

The course is very competitive and previous successful applicants have been in the top few of those on the Masters course.

Scroll down for more information on how to apply and click here to see What is it like to work at Footprint Digital?

Course:
Footprint Academy Training Placement
Start Date:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9th March 2018 INTERVIEWS: Week beginning 12th March 2018 START: 13th June 2018
End Date:
End August
Duration:
22 days over 3 months
Frequency:
2 days per week (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Fee:
FREE to successful University Graduates that apply for a full time role at Footprint Digital on completion

Highlights:

  • The opportunity to learn from the best digital marketers in the industry
  • A great environment
  • Being part of something special
  • Includes Tea, Cake and Ice Cream!
  • A chance to enhance Your Career
  • For University leavers it can lead to a full time job, starting in October with great opportunities for fast career growth

Desired Outcomes:

  • Greater confidence in where to invest budgets to make the most of the digital space
  • Clarity on how all of the different methods of marketing online fit in
  • Foundations understanding of the principles of effective SEO, PPC and CRO
  • How to make the most of Google Analytics
  • Enthusiasm and excitement for digital marketing

Who's It For?

  • The course is designed to help train those with little to no knowledge of SEO, PPC, and CRO, but who are interested in a digital marketing career
  • It is especially useful for those with good quality masters or undergraduate degrees who are looking to further their learning in digital marketing techniques
  • The course is for bright, highly motivated individuals, who are willing to put the hard work in as well as have fun!

DaySessionDelivered byDate
Day 1An Introduction to Digital Marketing: Where should we start?Tom BowdenTuesday 12th June
Day 2Digital Marketing Audit: Understanding What a Site NeedsTom BowdenWednesday 13th June
Day 3Strategy: Setting Goals & Designing Reporting FrameworksCaroline ParkinsTuesday 19th June
Day 4Strategy: A practical plan to make more money onlineCaroline ParkinsWednesday 20th June
Day 5Google Analytics Training Day 1Tom JepsonTuesday 26th June
Day 6Google Analytics Training Day 2Tom JepsonWednesday 27th June
Day 7Conversion Rate Optimisation Day 1: How to convert more customersAlexandra EadeTuesday 3rd July
Day 8Conversion Rate Optimisation Day 2: Building TestsAlexandra EadeWednesday 4th July
Day 9SEO Day 1: How to Make Google Love your Website. An Introduction to SEOTom JepsonTuesday 10th July
Day 10SEO Day 2: Technical SEOTom JepsonWednesday 11th July
Day 11SEO Day 3: Building Signals, Backlink Strategy & OutreachTom JepsonTuesday 17th July
Day 12SEO Day 4: Content Strategy & DistributionTom JepsonWednesday 18th July
Day 13PPC: Day 1 How to build an optimise a Google Adwords account James HollandsTuesday 24th July
Day 14PPC: Day 2 How to build an optimise a Google Adwords account James HollandsWednesday 25th July
Day 15PPC: Day 3 How to build an optimise a Google Adwords account James HollandsTuesday 31st July
Day 16PPC: Day 4 How to build an optimise a Google Adwords account James HollandsWednesday 1st August
Day 17A beginners guide to code: How the web works, html & CMSChris AinsworthTuesday 7th August
Day 18Social Media MarketingFootprintWednesday 8th August
Day 19Email Marketing & Marketing to Existing ClientsFootprintTuesday 14th August
Day 20Online Marketplaces: Amazon, EBay and AffiliatesFootprintWednesday 15th August
Day 21Project Management for DigitalHannah MeadowsTuesday 21st August
Day 22Project Management for DigitalHannah MeadowsWednesday 22nd August
Day 23Footprint Academy Graduation DayFootprintFriday 31st August

Where is the course held?

Footprint Digital
1-3 Head Street
Colchester
Essex
CO1 1NX

or at your chosen venue


Opportunity to start your career

The Footprint Academy Fundamentals course provided me with a unique opportunity to explore digital marketing in a friendly and intellectually stimulating environment.

One of the major advantages of this course is the combination of lectures about essential digital marketing topics and exercises, where theory and practice are combined.

Before starting this course I was completely unfamiliar with principles of conversion rate optimisation (CRO), pay per click (PPC) advertising and search engine optimisation (SEO). Thanks to Footprint’s professional expertise and very engaging teaching approach, today I feel much more confident using these digital marketing practices in daily life.

As follows, the Footprint Academy course definitely helped me to broaden my professional and personal horizons. I would definitely recommend it to any online business seeking professional digital marketing support or anyone who is interested in enhancing digital marketing skills.

“Thanks to Footprint's professional expertise and very engaging teaching approach, today I feel much more confident using these digital marketing practices in daily life."
Dana Storozhuk, 2016
“I enjoyed everyday on the training course, and learnt so much.”
Alexandra Eade, 2016

The Footprint Academy Fundamentals course provided me with a unique opportunity to explore digital marketing in a friendly and intellectually stimulating environment.

One of the major advantages of this course is the combination of lectures about essential digital marketing topics and exercises, where theory and practice are combined.

Before starting this course I was completely unfamiliar with principles of conversion rate optimisation (CRO), pay per click (PPC) advertising and search engine optimisation (SEO).

I was also absolutely fascinated by Footprint’s company culture, it’s vision and core values. Company is dedicated to building a team with strong commitment to continued learning. Here all employees enjoy working together as they work not just for, but with the company, while office always feels like a very welcoming place. Being a masters student, I really enjoyed the fact that Footprint team was very supportive as they did everything possible to ensure that this course does not interfere with my academic commitments.

As follows, the Footprint Academy course definitely helped me to broaden my professional and personal horizons. I would definitely recommend it to any online business seeking professional digital marketing support or anyone who is interested in enhancing digital marketing skills.

Before embarking on the Footprint Academy Fundamentals Course I had very little knowledge of SEO, PPC, and CRO!

Whilst I thought that this could have been an issue, I quickly realised that the course was designed to support people like me, someone with little knowledge on the subject but who was willing and eager to learn!

The team at Footprint Digital were supportive and friendly from the start, and it was clear how much work they had put into creating the course. They were all fantastic teachers, and delivered each session brilliantly. The broke the topics down into manageable chunks, answered question after question, and explained everything so that we could understand.

I enjoyed every day on the training course, and learnt so much! I now work full time at Footprint Digital and manage my own department!

“I learned loads.”
Lori Cantwell, 2015
"I cannot recommend the Footprint Academy or the company as a whole more highly, if you get the chance you should definitely apply!"
Reuben Marshall, 2017

In the summer of 2017 I was lucky enough to take part in the Footprint Academy, a 26-day intensive course covering the basics of digital marketing.

Although initially nervous – I was a recent history graduate, with no experience in marketing or business – Footprint’s friendly staff delivered interesting sessions packed with information. I really enjoyed the course and felt like I learned a huge amount, something which has come in handy as I was offered a full-time position which I have recently started.

I cannot recommend the Footprint Academy or the company as a whole more highly, if you get the chance you should definitely apply!

I undertook the Digital Marketing Executive Course this summer, and it was brilliant. As a novice to SEO, PPC, and the like, and it was perfectly pitched so that I could understand everything.

Now working in the industry, the course at Footprint Digital was essential to making that happen. A wonderful course delivered by wonderful, friendly, knowledgeable people, who are clearly experts in their field and have great relationships with their clients.

Vital skills for businesses in the modern world, essential for anyone studying marketing at Uni or similar. 10/10, would recommend wholeheartedly.

"10/10, would recommend wholeheartedly."
Thomas Rowson, 2017

How to apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9th March 2018

INTERVIEWS: Week beginning 12th March 2018

START: 13th June 2018

Please send an email to careers@footprintdigital.co.uk. with your CV or a note that details your academic achievements and wider interests:

1. Your degree and predicted result

2. Your strengths (what you’re good at)

3. Your interests (what you like to do outside of your degree)

We recognise that you are unlikely to have experience at this stage of your careers so the CV or letter does not have to be formal, but, please make it interesting and tell us the exceptional things you have achieved in your life so far and things you would like to achieve in the future.

Good luck!
We look forward to hearing from you.
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