Associate Editor Apprentice

  • Company: Pearson
  • Location: Oxford
  • Closing Date: 06-07-2022


We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalised learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

As an Associate Editor Apprentice, you will be supported on the Level 3 Publishing Assistant apprenticeship standard which will help build your industry skills and knowledge.

The apprenticeship lasts for 15 months, formal training throughout the programme is supplied by our partner training provider, with a combination of on-the-job training, as well as structured training all supported in work time.

About the role

The Primary Content and Learning Specialist role will involve:

  • development of educational content to support teaching and learning at the Primary phase
  • deployment of that content into print materials and digital services
  • creation of content workflows to ensure on time and to budget delivery of accurate content
  • use of content creation tools to make corrections, changes and manage any discrepancies as they arise
  • management of internal content creation processes
  • ensuring quality is maintained at various steps through content production
  • general service management responsibilities such as making changes, answering customer queries, gathering feedback and evidence from our customers
  • building marketing knowledge and insights
  • author management, commissioning and feedback

An additional bonus to this role is the apprenticeship element, Pearson will fund the completion of a Level 3 Publishing Assistant apprenticeship which will help build your industry skills and knowledge.

Who are we looking for?

You’ll have the following skills and qualities:

  • Degree or post-16 qualifications or equivalent – the key quality we are looking for is an appetite to learn
  • Passionate about education and helping people make progress in their lives through learning
  • A keen interest in and aptitude for technology, including using digital tools, interpreting data and devising technology-led solutions
  • We welcome applications from all subject backgrounds – the role requires an aptitude for logic, numeracy and problem-solving
  • We are actively seeking and encouraging applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds
  • Good collaboration, team-working and relationship-building skills
  • Willing to take the lead and work independently when necessary
  • Full of creativity and ideas with customer empathy
  • Passionate about finding ways to improve experiences for our customers
  • Good organisational, problem solving and project management skills

Apply now or contact student support if you need assistance with your application, we’re here to help!