Apprenticeships at Mediaworks
Mediaworks has been bringing apprentices on board since 2010, recruiting over 25 young faces during this time with many going onto forge successful careers. Each young person who has joined the business has contributed significantly to campaigns and delivered successful results that have been recognised by our clients.
Our apprenticeship scheme is an established part of our recruitment and business operation, and one we are firmly committed to by recruiting fresh and eager minds into the digital sector. We understand that university isn’t for everyone and as the #1 independent agency in the North East, we have a responsibility to offer an alternative route.
Former apprentice, Georgie White, who is now a full-time Junior Copywriter within the business, commented: “The experience of working with everyone who is willing to invest their time into you has helped me to where I am in Mediaworks today. I’m now working with some of the greatest minds in digital marketing”
How we work with apprentices
Once our apprentices step foot into the office, they’re introduced to each department and giving a presentation about the work that they do. We believe that it’s important for our staff to familiarise themselves with all aspects of the business and properly understand each role.
When it comes to the apprenticeship work, our apprentices are allocated time to carry out week-long training, complete assessments and sit exams which all contribute to their overall grade. To ensure that they’re prepared for each topic thrown at them, we’re happy to move learners across different departments so that they gain the ultimate digital marketing experience.
Josh Brown, who is learning everything there is to know about SEO as a Level 3 Digital Marketing apprentice, commented: “My experience at Mediaworks has been amazing. I constantly get the support I need and the atmosphere in the open plan office allows everyone to interact with each other freely. Mediaworks facilitates my apprenticeship needs as sometimes my coursework requires me to do things I wouldn’t normally do as an SEO. For example, during my communications assessment, I moved over to the outreach team to build relationships with external publications and learn more about their processes. Overall, I couldn’t think of having my apprenticeship anywhere other Mediaworks.”
The future of apprenticeships at Mediaworks
As our business continues to grow with new client wins, we’re always in the talks with our apprenticeship partner Baltic Training on how we can bring new faces to the company across all levels.
Head of Culture and People, Jayne Parsley-Walsh, commented: “All of our apprentices are valued, making sure they have the right skills and knowledge to develop their future career. We have a clear commitment to recruiting, training and developing a steady stream of apprentices and treating them the same as any other employee.”
“We believe that, for a business of our size and in the sector in which we operate, our apprenticeship model is unrivalled.”