The last time I wrote an article for GetMyFirstJob I was 4 months into my Digital Marketing and Social Media Apprenticeship and was due to start my training. I’m now 9 months in and due to finish at the end of this year… it’s crazy how time flies!
Overall, the training side of things so far has been pretty intense, but a good intense in a way that I feel I’m learning a great deal of new material that’s very relevant to my Social Media Apprenticeship. Our training is split into 3 or 4-day block sessions a month depending on the complexity of the topic. So far we’ve covered everything from HTML coding, CSS, social media tools and channels, policies and guidelines to measuring and monitoring social media success. I’ve completed half of my exams and now have official certification in CIW’S Site Development Associate.
The next part of my training is primarily focused on the principles of keywords and optimisation, a major part of this being SEO. This is something that I feel will certainly benefit us as a business and I can’t wait to put my knowledge to good use and
hopefully bring new ideas back to the office.
Training aside, my time in the office has been filled with developing my skills as well as taking on a greater deal of responsibility as I have become more confident in my role. The past month we have been exhibiting at two different exhibitions in Coventry and Birmingham, both have required a lot of planning and I’m lucky enough to have been able to visit and help out at both. This was a new experience for me as I have never been to a big exhibition before and it was great to meet new people working in the same industry.
Another great opportunity to come out of my time here so far at Multipix is that I was shortlisted for PPMA’s Apprentice of the year award! The awards took place at the end of September and I came away with a ‘Highly Commended’ award which I am very proud for.
With friends going into their final year at university I can honestly say I have no regrets in choosing the apprenticeship route. I have all this experience behind me that I feel is invaluable as well as all the employment skills that I have picked up along the way. I definitely don’t envy them leaving uni and entering into the scary unknown!
At the start of my apprenticeship, I put together a blog to record my transition and show what I do on a day to day basis. I’m actually now using this blog as part of my apprentice coursework as it gives great evidence for my portfolio.