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Matt Cording

Marketing Assistant

I chose an apprenticeship because it is a good way of training  for a new career. Through an apprenticeship you don’t just learn how to do your job, you learn about all different aspects of it and the line of work that you have joined as a whole.

Other individuals should complete an apprenticeship if they are looking to be trained to work in a certain occupation. It is good way to gain experience in a certain job while learning about the different aspects of it at the same time.

My apprenticeship includes a wide range of tasks from researching about social media and how it can be used for marketing, to organising and contributing towards events. As a marketing assistant within a school, I look for ways to promote and advertise the school, as well as ways to show off the great things that the school does, for example, charity work and school performances.

Over the course of my apprenticeship I have learnt many new skills – several of which are of course specific to my job. However I have gained improved different skills that I use on daily basis, such as the ability to communicate effectively with other people.

In terms of the future, I think starting an apprenticeship was a good idea because it has given me more experience of a working environment. Whether I choose to continue on with a career in marketing, or if a choose a different career path, I will have evidence that I have experience of working within a business environment on my CV which should impress future employers.