Mediaworks Hosts NE1 CAN Event to Inspire Future Generation of Marketers

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Mediaworks, one of the UK’s largest independent digital marketing agencies, has teamed up with Newcastle NE1 to deliver a programme of engagement for local schools across the region.

In honour of National Apprenticeship Week, the agency welcomed more than 40 year-ten students from four schools – Jarrow School, Duke’s Sixth Form, Sacred Heart and Parkview Learning – to provide real-life careers advice, insight, and inspiration whilst raising aspiration and ambition for future marketers.

Specialist teams from Mediaworks’ various service lines, including SEO and strategic planning, stepped in to host Q&A chats discussing their educational backgrounds and career journeys.
The NE1 CAN events enable employers to have constructive conversations with potential employees of the future, providing the opportunity to break down barriers, discuss employability skills, and take learning out of the classroom into the real world of work.

Jayne Walsh, head of people experience at Mediaworks, said: “The interaction and feedback we received from the students was second-to-none. It was great to welcome them into the Mediaworks office to experience a ‘day in the life’ at the agency and give insight into our culture, our people, and their potential career paths in digital marketing.”

During the event, the agency set students a creative challenge for one of Mediaworks’ current clients, Oceans, to think outside of the box for an exciting ad campaign. The winning idea was judged by a panel of Mediaworkers and frontrunners received a prize of Mediaworks goodies.

Facilitating over 40 events per annum, NE1 CAN works to deliver key objectives; helping young people understand what careers are available in the North East and how to get there.

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