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Are you a Facebook Fanatic, Tweetaholic or Instagram addict?

Well, imagine getting paid for doing the stuff you love.

Bermans is looking for a bright, creative and enthusiastic social media apprentice to join its team in Liverpool while studying for a City and Guilds social media apprenticeship from The Juice Academy.

Note: The Juice Academy will recruit a number of apprentices to start in April and while you’re applying for the Bermans job, you may be placed in another, equally exciting role in a different company as part of the programme.

Independent, proactive and creative – law doesn’t have to be boring! Founded in 1970, Bermans is a niche practice of commercial, forward¬ thinking lawyers with offices in Liverpool and Manchester. It prides itself on its expertise and distinctive culture, you’ll be involved in all areas of the marketing mix from events to data capture for this well-rounded role! If you feel you could spice up the social for this leading law firm then what are you waiting for?

This is a great opportunity to get some real on-the-job training, a recognised qualification and be job-ready at the end of it all. Oh, and did we mention you get paid £11,500 for all your hard work?

Digital marketing is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK, so prospects upon completion are very promising.

If you have 5 A-Cs at GCSE including English and Maths or equivalent we want to hear from you.



Deadline for entries: 11th April 2016

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a selection day on 14th April where the lucky apprentices will be chosen. If you are selected you will be expected to start your apprenticeship on the 18th April, please mark clearly on your application if you will be unavailable to start on this date and we will consider you for future selection days.

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Needing To Juice Up Your Social Media?

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GUEST COLUMN: Sandy Lindsay, The Juice Academy

Two years ago, leading comms consultancy, Tangerine, launched The Juice Academy social media apprenticeship to help fill a massive skills gap by moulding the natural skills that young ‘digital natives’ have so that they can be applied commercially, for the benefit of companies and brands. The first of its kind, The Juice Academy has since trained more than 150 young people, employed by companies across the North West as diverse as JW Lees, Pets at Home, BJL and Greater Manchester Police.

The apprentices are trained in all elements of social media management by practicing industry experts and invited guest speakers. The training is a mixture of the theoretical knowledge and essential practical skills apprentices need, including other important elements like professional resilience and time management to enable them to be successful in the workplace.

Hiring an apprentice costs only £9,000 salary (with a £2,500 bonus on completion of study) The next scheduled intake is on 14th April with an interactive ‘boot camp’ assessment day, where employers get to meet a selection of potential apprentices.

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Sandy Lindsay MBE, founder and Chair of Tangerine/The Juice Academy and Apprenticeship Ambassador, comments

“Manchester and the north west is a hot bed of creative and digital technology businesses. There is a huge shortage of skilled talent in the sector. Colleges and learning providers are doing a great job of delivering apprenticeships across the UK but we felt this Apprenticeship could be delivered most effectively by an employer in the industry. The course combines industry-leading insight with practical application of technique and uses Tangerine’s investment-led approach to really empower young people to succeed in the field. Social media is not an enigma, it’s a discipline and this apprenticeship is truly employer-led, delivered by practising professionals who will give real insight into using social media in a professional context.”

For more information about The Juice Academy, visit: – or call Carly or Amy on 0161 817 6600.

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Chris McDonough

Chris McDonough



Chris is an experienced Commercial Law partner who joined Bermans as Head of the Commercial Team in April 2014, having qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and completing a degree in law.

Chris is well respected in his fields of expertise and advises businesses both nationally and internationally on commercial and company law matters. Chris advises companies on commercial contracts and company law, partners and partnerships on partnership law and partnership documentation, and charities on charity law matters such as registration and constitutional issues.

Having worked in industry for 13 years before qualifying as a solicitor, Chris provides a commercial approach in problem solving, which assist clients in achieving their commercial objectives.


Tel: 0151 224 0551



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