Choosing apprenticeships after A Levels – opening the door to opportunities
Published: 30 Oct 2017 By Maryam Ghani for LoveApprenticeship.com
Why I chose the apprenticeship route
I’m 19 years old, live in Halifax and I love fashion and beauty. In fact, I’m working on my own Fashion and Lifestyle blog at the moment as a hobby!
During my final year at 6th form, I was confused whether I wanted to go into University or try an apprenticeship, as I had heard lots of interesting things about them both. The factor that attracted me to the apprenticeship route was the opportunity of being paid whilst working and learning. The choice seemed like a no-brainer from there.
From student to employee
So I went for it. After several interviews with multiple companies, I came across Leagus Video and instantly loved the office environment and of course the office dog, Johnny.
A year later and I can honestly say it has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. As a person I feel like I’ve matured and I am ready to start planning my own business. I’ve learnt so many skills I never thought I’d have and I’m now in a position where colleagues call me the “Digital Marketing Expert” which is pretty cool if you ask me!
What to consider when choosing an apprenticeship
At A-levels I studied IT, Art and Media, which are all pretty creative. However, I never thought I’d become a Social Media / Digital Marketer. The 3 subjects helped me decide which profession to choose as an apprenticeship.
I knew I wanted to do something online dealing with websites and helping businesses creatively. This lead me to looking into Digital Marketing for Business.
The one piece of advice I’d give someone who is looking to do an apprenticeship is not to focus purely on the salary. Look at the opportunities and the potential. It’s better to love your job than hate it.
Once you love your job you get better at your role and therefore learn more skills. This will lead you to perform better, get promoted and move up the career ladder.
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