Social Media Apprentice/Wine Bar & Retail Assistant in Brighton
Dv8 Sussex - Brighton

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We are looking for a talented and motivated apprentice to work directly alongside the owner of the business in planning and executing all aspects of the businesses online and social media presence. Our approach to wine is fresh and innovative, and we would be looking for someone to take charge of developing a social media strategy that reflects that, as well as ensuring a strong social media presence both within the local area and for those thinking of visiting Brighton. The candidate will also join our small, busy bar team, where everyone does more or less does everything, including serving customers in a retail and bar environment and preparing food and drinks; as well as helping with cleaning, ordering, taking bookings, etc. The shifts will include a mix of daytime, evenings and weekends.


We are a wine shop and bar, specialising in quality, unique wines from small producers; many imported direct. We are unique in offering private, hosted tastings for small groups both in and outside the bar. More at


The apprenticeship will involve 4 days per week at work, with Wednesdays spent training under the guidance of creative & media specialists at Dv8 Sussex. You’ll receive a weekly wage of £80.40 - £99.16. The apprenticeship lasts for 1 year, and upon completion you’ll have a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Social Media & Digital Marketing.

Dv8 Sussex is a specialist creative and media training provider, and has been run by industry professionals for over 10 years - providing a real working experience of being in a small creative company. Our central Brighton training centre is fully equipped with the latest industry-standard software, including Adobe Creative Suite.

This Advanced Apprenticeship in Social Media & Digital Marketing offers apprentices the chance to have a paid job within an exciting company, whilst receiving expert training and gaining a qualification.


A wide knowledge of social media, especially Twitter, Facebook, SEO, and photo and video technologies, as well as the ability to create and present reports of the results. The candidate should be quick to pick up new technology. Design skills and experience with spreadsheets also desirable.

As part of our bar team, good customer service is essential, including good people skills and phone manner.

We’re looking for someone with a passion for social media who’s willing to muck in, is enthusiastic, and is able to think on their feet. We are a small company developing a unique concept, and the candidate will be expected to be able adapt as we go along.


Candidates must be over 18, and ideally with a background of hospitality work. No previous wine knowledge is necessary, but an interest in learning about wine most certainly is - to enable the candidate to be the best possible social marketer for our business, they will undergo ongoing wine training throughout the apprenticeship. Because we are a small company, and the candidate will be working directly with the owner, the vacancy is an ideal opportunity to gain experience of being directly involved in the running of a small business.


You’ll need grade A*- C GCSEs (or Level 2 Functional Skills) in English, Maths, and ICT – but if you do not have these qualifications we may be able to help you to acquire them.

If you already have a Level 4 qualification, you are eligible for a Level 5 or above Higher Apprenticeship only.

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