You may hear the word apprenticeship thrown around when looking at what to do after you have finished your education. An apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to learn new skills/qualification, whilst working and earning money at the same time. Below you can find out all about Apprenticeships and our Marketing Apprenticeships.
So, what are the benefits of an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship means you can work in a structured environment where you get on the job training, with experts in the particular field you choose. It also means you will get more support when it comes to not only the job but your qualification too.
Some businesses will hire more than one apprentice, so it means you may also be in a similar position to someone else in your team. For example, we have 2 apprentices that have not long started and 2 others that are not far off finishing (With Tia having just been promoted to Marketing Assistant).
It also means you get to dive straight in to the world of working, with the opportunity to give your ideas, implement them and talk to clients/suppliers. Meaning you’re already implementing what you will be learning within your qualification too.
Along with various learning methods, there are countless amounts of choice for what job or sector you want to do your apprenticeship in. From an Apprentice Dental Nurse, Software Tester to a Digital Marketing Apprentice or an Apprentice Electrician, many of which are happy to take on someone with no prior experience at all.
Apprenticeships also mean you can earn a salary whilst you are learning and working, which will help give you a good start for the future.
This is what the average first month looks like for one of our new apprentices:
We wanted to offer up some experience from our team that are in different stages of their journey:
“I knew an apprenticeship would give me the opportunity to continue my education, and gain practical work experience whilst earning money as oppose to racking up debt in uni. As I approach the end of my apprenticeship, I don’t regret my decision as I’ve made great relationships, gained a huge amount of experience, and done things I wouldn’t have imagined…especially during a pandemic”Adam (Marketing Apprentice, 19)
“I chose an apprenticeship because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for a career, all I knew is one day I wanted to work for myself and own my own business. An apprenticeship allowed me to further my education without having the debt of a Uni degree whilst giving me experience which can help my career.”Ollie (Marketing Apprentice, 20)
“I wanted to do this apprenticeship because I thought it would be a great way to gain real-life experience, earn money, and earn a qualification at the same time. Digital Marketing and Graphic Design are both things I’m really passionate about, and going down the apprenticeship route has allowed me to continue my studies after college, and work in an environment that helps me learn more every day about a subject I love.”Ella (Marketing Apprentice, 23)
“I chose to do an Apprenticeship as I wanted to receive a qualification in Digital Marketing. And it means I can gain crucial on the job experience at the same time.”Aaron (Marketing Apprentice, 22)
“My course at University gave me the choice to complete a placement year in between my second and third year, the importance of gaining industry experience was something that I couldn’t turn down. Learning first hand on the job has taught me skills that I will be able to apply in my final year of University as well as for many years to come!”Cara (Marketing Intern, 20)
Our Marketing Assistant:
“University had never really appealed to me, but I understood the benefits of going on to gain a qualification after sixth form. An apprenticeship gave me the chance to do that as well as get straight into a working environment, which I was super excited to do! It’s the best of both words – gain a qualification, get real time experience, and you get to make your own money whilst doing so!”Tia (Marketing Assistant, 19)
Our Marketing Manager:
“I started off my apprenticeship in 2014 with no experience in Marketing and at the time a Digital Marketing Apprenticeship wasn’t offered. So I started out doing a Business Apprenticeship. It gave me the opportunity to learn first-hand from Emma, my manager (and Amber Mountains Managing Director). And it meant I got the support of my apprenticeship trainer who was able to help with my qualification.
I’ll always be the first to say that classroom learning wasn’t for me, and I struggled to pay attention. However, as soon as I started my apprenticeship, I found that working was exactly what I needed. It meant that I could apply what I was learning in my qualification to my job and vice versa. Now, 6 years down the line I am a Marketing Manager, managing my own team and clients, with a Professional Certificate in Marketing and mountains of knowledge that helps my clients”.Tamzin (Marketing Manager, 22)
And from our Managing Director:
“I left school with no real idea on what I wanted to do and worked in various roles without a plan until I was 25! Other than University, I felt like there were no other options for me at the time and I had no idea what to study or what career I wanted, so I didn’t want to go. Now there are so many more options for school leavers that may find themselves in the same boat, and because of that can find themselves in a VERY different position to me, by the time they are 25.
I absolutely love the apprenticeship route, as I get to help the younger generation not only build a career but help with other very important self – development skills at the same time. If you are willing to work hard, an apprenticeship can really build your future and is a great starting point for any career.”Emma Ellis (Managing Director)
If you are looking to hire a Marketing Apprentice for your business but you really aren’t sure where to start, send us a message on our contact us page and we would be happy to point you in the right direction.
And if you are looking to start your Marketing Apprenticeship then please send your CV over to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch!