Marketing Manager Apprenticeship – Reference Number: ST0612

Role Profile

Marketing is vitally important to all businesses providing the insight to develop and deliver new products and services to meet ever-changing customer needs. It is the process of researching, developing, promoting and distributing, products or services through effective channels to engage with a range of target audiences.
Occupations in marketing span most industries and sectors and the roles can sit within a specific company/agency that provides marketing deliverables and advice to external clients, or within an internal marketing team, delivering marketing activities to drive that business. Marketing teams generally work with external agencies to deliver specialist elements of their marketing campaigns.

A Marketing Manager is responsible for the marketing activities and strategy of their organisation. From overseeing the marketing budget, planning and implementing campaigns to tracking their success and reporting back to senior management. They have a strategic focus, ensuring that marketing activities align to brand guidelines and shape business needs and objectives and deliver a return on investment. A Marketing Manager will develop, position and promote the products or services of the company, selecting appropriate channels and using appropriate messaging. Being a Marketing Manager requires in-depth experience of marketing as well as great communication skills, high levels of creativity and the condence to manage a team of marketers.

Typical responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing the operational marketing strategy, key marketing campaigns and stakeholder engagement plans to deliver against key business objectives

  • Delivering data and evidence driven decision making through commissioning reliable research to inform marketing strategies

  • Tracking and reporting on marketing/sales data to inform senior management decision making

  • Establishing marketing goals based on campaign analysis, product/service performance and market forecasts

  • Managing the marketing budget to develop cost-effective marketing plans

  • Approves and oversees the creative development of a range of marketing materials/channels

  • Manages relationships with key stakeholders to support marketing delivery and corporate reputation, this may include briefing and managing external agencies or specialist marketing teams (e.g. digital) internally

Typical Job Roles

A Marketing Manager normally reports to a director, and depending on the size/structure of the marketing team/organisation may have responsibility for a team of Marketing Executives/Marketing Assistants.
Typical job titles include: Marketing Manager, Marketing and Communications Manager, Corporate Communications Manager, Product/Proposition Manager, Insight/Innovations Manager.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements will be determined by individual employers.

Professional Recognition

This apprenticeship is designed to meet the requirements for registration as an Associate Member (ACIM) of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), dependent on them meeting the required criteria.


The typical duration of this apprenticeship is 24-30 months.


This is a Level 6 apprenticeship.

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