Why did you decide to do an apprenticeship?
I decided to do an apprenticeship as, being a recent graduate, I wanted to gain a good level of experience in a workplace that suited my career interests, whilst also working towards a qualification. The job market is extremely competitive, especially for young people, and I think the experience gained from an apprenticeship helps you to stand apart when applying for future roles.
Can you describe your apprenticeship experience?
My role was within the Marketing and Communications team in the College of Social Sciences. From the first day, I was immersed into the team and given an increasing level of responsibility as I gained more skills and confidence. I went from doing tasks such as creating a weekly e-newsletter, to planning and project managing large scale events for the University. I had a fantastic experience and worked alongside a really inspiring team of people.
How has your apprenticeship helped you to progess in your career?
Without starting my career at the university as an apprentice, I would not have been able to progress to where I am now. I have since worked as the Digital Marketing and Communications Officer for the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences and am now a Marketing Officer for the College of Social Sciences. The apprenticeship provided me with the right skills and confidence to start a career, it truly was an invaluable experience.