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Scale for Shropshire: Record store seeks apprentice to boost online presence

Steve Ball, founder of Queen Street Records

Queen Street Records, based in Market Drayton, wants to train an apprentice to focus on digital marketing to drive online commerce.

Founded in 2021, the company specializes in quality new and used vinyl records. It also deals in a wide range of instrument accessories, other musical products and memorabilia.

Responding to renewed interest in vinyl, the business is now booming after developing a significant online business and hopes the new apprentice can further develop this side of the business.

The apprentice will promote products and services through social media, continue to develop the website, deal with customers electronically through various social media platforms as well as face to face and over the phone.

The apprentice will follow the level three digital marketing standard supported by SBC Training and will also gain qualifications in Marketing Business Principles, Coding Principles, Online and Offline Marketing and Google Analytics.

Steve Ball, founder of Queen Street Records, contacted the Ladder for Shropshire Apprenticeship Scheme to find out more. He was quickly put in touch with a local training provider and the apprenticeship opportunity is now available to candidates.

Steve said: “This is a unique opportunity for a young person who is interested in the music industry and would like to start a career using social media and e-commerce. I’m really excited about how this has progressed and thank you Shropshire Wide for their guidance.

Amanda Carpenter, project manager for The Ladder for Shropshire, said: “It’s a dream job for many young people, combining the music industry with social media and marketing. We expect interest to be high and I urge interested young people to contact [email protected]

Employers looking for help with apprenticeships can contact The Ladder on 07939 664033 or email [email protected]

The Ladder for Shropshire is the learning program supported by the Shropshire Star. Visit