Bright future ahead for Digital Marketing Apprentice Rachael
Name: Rachael Kennedy
Area: West Midlands
Company: My Local Services, Alcester
Skills Training UK Apprenticeship: Level 3 Digital Marketing
Eighteen-year-old Rachael Kennedy enrolled with Skills Training UK after spending a year at sixth form college.
“It just felt like a better option,” she said. “I wasn’t really enjoying studying for my A-Levels and I was looking for other opportunities – that’s when I found out about the Apprenticeships with Skills Training UK.”
Rachael has now enrolled on a Level 3 Digital Marketing and Social Media Apprenticeship with West Midlands-based My Local Services, an online business directory, review site and advice forum.
“I’m really enjoying the Apprenticeship. I’ve been helping with all aspects of digital marketing, from social media and email marketing through to video and photo editing,” she said.
“It’s really exciting. We’re currently in the process of launching a social media management site. I’ve been able to help with that, which has been great. You’re learning and working at the same time.”
Rachael attends Skills Training UK’s Academy for Business, Industry and Technology at Wolverhampton Science Park for up to two days a month – with the rest of the time spent with her employer.
My Local Services was started by long time school friends Steve Richardson and Clive Irons.
Clive said: “Steve and I had been on our own for a very long time and we felt that it was the right time to grow. We needed someone who could help with the social media side of the business and we thought, ‘who better than a young person who lives their life online and has grown up with it?’
“Rachael has exceeded our expectations. She’s had to gel with us and she’s done that very well. Skills Training UK has also been great. They keep us informed and they’ve even been able to change one of Rachael’s modules to suit something we are doing. It’s very forward thinking and shows that Rachael is engaged with the business.”
For more information of Skills Training UK’s Level 3 Digital Marketing and Social Media Apprenticeship, click here.