Just over a year ago here at Fubra we were busy preparing to interview over ten young individuals – all from within local area – for the two apprenticeship placements we’d advertised for. We were also a little apprehensive, as in most cases the CVs submitted were of someone very young, without previous work experience, without any know-how or exposure to an office work environment. However, we needn’t have worried, as what our candidates lacked in experience they made up for in enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn.

Paul Maunders, Fubra Ltd. co-founder and director, remembers: “We were looking to expand our marketing team, and so I began researching apprenticeships. I discovered the Social Media and Digital Marketing courses and felt that it would be a great fit for our business.”

In May 2014 Fubra Ltd. recruited two Digital Marketing apprentices, Will and Chris, who joined our marketing team and were trained both in-house and by the training provider Baltic Training in a range of link building techniques, SEO, content creation and inbound marketing, social media and affiliate partnership development. They have been key in testing some of our relaunched sites and mobile apps (such as Airport Parking Shop and Car Hire Centre); building online relationships and have taken part in our creative brainstorming sessions.

“I’m really happy with the contributions that they have made to our business since they joined,” said Paul Maunders. “So much so, we’re now looking for 2 more!”


We’re hiring! If you know someone who is considering becoming an apprentice and keen to earn as they learn, gain a qualification and get some work experience, send them our way. We will be announcing the two new apprenticeship in the next few weeks.


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Alice

Our team is growing! We are very excited to welcome Alice Fowler to our digital marketing team as an Online Content Editor/Writer.

In our efforts to update and overhaul most of the travel websites in Fubra’s portfolio, we were looking for an enthusiastic writer with a keen interest in travel, holiday budgeting, culture, and, of course, online media and technology.

Alice was a fantastic candidate: she graduated from Oxford Brookes University with BA (Hons) in Japanese Language and Contemporary Society with Politics, and spent a year in Japan as part of her degree. Here’s how she introduces herself:

“I spent four years at University learning Japanese and even spent my third year living and studying at a University in Nagoya, Japan, making amazing friends and memories as well as improving my language skills. A career in the field, however, wasn’t really for me, and I’ve spent the last few years focusing on my editing and proofreading skills whilst in an administrative / secretarial role at a small accountancy firm.”

“Throughout my time in Japan I really enjoyed keeping a blog to document my experience, and I’ve done the same with other aspects of my life as well. Now I am thrilled to be using my love of writing and editing in this exciting role with Fubra!”

Alice will be involved in content strategy and execution for a range of Fubra’s projects, including Airport Parking Shop, the network of Airport Guides (such as Heathrow Airport Guide) and other travel sites.

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Fubra-hiring-blue

With the portfolio of websites serving more than 2.5 million people a month, we are currently looking to expand our team to provide even better user experience, to create and share engaging and compelling content and to be even better at what we do, as we believe every new addition to the team is a great way to learn and improve.

If you are looking for a career opportunity in affiliate marketing and web content creation, these two roles might be just for you.

Affiliate & Ad Partnership Executive
Online Content Writer / Editor

We are growing and with several new projects in the pipeline, we’d absolutely love to hear from you.

Here at Fubra we are always looking for smart and creative people to join us in our office in Aldershot, Hampshire. Watch the video we shot last August to learn more about what it’s like to work here, or simply drop us a line at jobs@fubra.com.

 

Fubra is an incredibly creative business and I am proud of that – we’re always sharing ideas and encouraging lively debate. It makes for a buzzing environment to work in, but the downside to this is keeping focus.

It’s really easy to get carried away and want to ‘do everything’ when you’re hearing brilliant ideas on a weekly basis. Something we’ve now had to do is really learn the importance of focus. In the past without a narrow focus we have hit the physical limit of how many projects we can work on, and found it very difficult to communicate a consistent message with numerous brands vying for attention.

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onlinemarketing

We are very excited to announce that two opportunities have become available in our company to young talent looking to learn the ins and outs of Digital Marketing.

With a network of over 100 websites covering areas such as price comparison, travel, property, jobs and motoring, apprentices will have a unique opportunity to learn online promotion and inbound marketing techniques, as well as gain an array of qualifications, including:

• Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Social Media and Digital Marketing
• Level 2 Functional Skills (Literacy, Numeracy and ICT)

You will be working closely with our content, product, SEO and development team members, as well as take part in shaping new digital marketing strategies and executing them.

If you are interested, or if you know someone who would like to break into digital marketing and gain practical experience, please submit your details here. Full details of what the Apprenticeship involves can be found here. We can’t wait to hear from you!