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Marketing Apprentice

Interested in the maritime industry? Mercator Media has an exciting new challenge/adventure for individuals like you! We are looking for a full time Marketing Apprentice to join our team on-site at our modern office on the South coast in Fareham, along the M27.

About us

Mercator Media is a B2B media company specialising in the maritime industries. We create communities and deliver content in-print, in-person and online through our magazines and international events.


  • Maritime Journal

  • GreenPort

  • Port Strategy

  • The Motorship

  • World Fishing


  • Seawork exhibition, awards & conference – Southampton, UK

  • IceFish – Icelandic Fisheries exhibition & conference – Reykjavik, Iceland

  • GreenPort Congress & Cruise conference – Le Havre, France

  • Green Ports and Shipping Congress – Singapore

  • GreenPort Congress Oceania conference - Sydney, Australia

  • Coastlink conference – Bilbao, Spain

  • Propulsion & Future Fuels conference – Hamburg, Germany

What we have to offer

  • 6.6 weeks annual leave with Christmas close down

  • Christmas incentive of up to 5 days additional paid leave

  • Company away days

  • Incentive schems

  • Workplace pension

  • Additional holiday purchase

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Eyecare Plan

  • Death in service insurance of 3 x annual salary

  • Mental, physical and finance wellbeing support

  • Employee discount cards

Does this sound like you?

  • Be focussed on developing a career in Marketing.

  • Strong organisational skills.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Effective written and verbal communicator.

  • A positive, can-do attitude with willingness to learn.

  • A proficient user of Microsoft Office applications.

What will your job entail?

  • Maintain the PR and mailing databases, by completing lead generation activities to find new contacts.

  • Create and send email marketing campaigns in Campaign Monitor with help from Marketing & PR Manager.

  • Assist the Content Creator with the creation and development of internal branded documents, including power point presentations, sales documents and events collateral.

  • Assist with general in-house marketing enquiries e.g. providing images from contra agreements.

  • Research competitor activity.

  • Carry out market research and customer surveys to assess demand, brand positioning and awareness.

  • Create the annual eNews, magazine and web advert schedules.

  • Create and update house adverts, both in print and online

  • Assist Marketing & PR Manager with marketing wash-up evaluations for all relevant brands and events.

  • Assist Marketing & PR Manager writing press releases and content for marketing campaigns following the Mercator Media tone of voice and brand guidelines.

  • Work with the Content Creator on social media, including both organic and paid for campaigns.

  • Create eCast emails for the sales team when required, occasionally working with basic HTML.

Key training information

  • Multi-channel Marketing Level 3 Apprenticeship

Working week

  • Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:00 with 20% off the job training.

Mercator Media is a family-friendly, equal opportunity employer. We heavily invest in staff development, training, and growth within the company, and we pride ourselves on recognising and rewarding talent. You will be part of our ongoing training and mentoring programme to ensure success, including regular team meetings and 121s that allow staff to discuss current projects and progress within their role.

We have inspiring teams across the office, working with a positive work ethic in a fun, relaxed environment. Joining the marketing team, you’ll gain experience in all aspects of marketing including the promotion of international events and conferences, as well as our well-established magazine brands. There’s many opportunities within Mercator Media, including international travel, company away days and dress down Fridays with a quiz to end the working week.


We’d love to hear from you! Send your CV to our HR manager Michelle Brooks at

Head to our careers page to see company demographics and employee reviews!

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