My time as an apprentice in Digital Marketing has recently ended and I am now proudly a full-time employee at thebigword. 15 months as an apprentice has quickly gone by and it’s safe to say I have learnt so many valuable skills that I can now utilize as a full-time member of staff.

Why did you decide to do an apprenticeship?

I decided to take up an apprenticeship, as the thought of University really did not excite me. I have spent the vast majority of my life in an education-based environment, so I thought entering the world of work would personally be a much better career step. I began searching for apprenticeships in Marketing and through an apprenticeship provider, I secured a role here at thebigword.

An apprenticeship involves a mixture of coursework and college-based training, as well as on the job learning. This more practical format of learning was much more suited to me rather than going to university, and I feel like I’ve learnt valuable skills very quickly.

My apprenticeship at thebigword has been amazing; I feel like I have progressed and learnt valuable information not only about the industry, but also about business and Marketing in general. It’s great to be able to utilize those skills as a full-time employee.

What sort of projects and responsibilities did you work on in your apprenticeship with thebigword?

I have worked on a fair bit! I have supported projects on linguist engagement, launching the new website, graphic design and content creation. I have enjoyed every task I have been assigned and have received the best support I could ask for. I have been creatively stretched, and given responsibilities and independence in my work, which has been a fantastic way to develop.

What experience did you have prior to joining a marketing apprenticeship at thebigword?

Most of the experience I had before joining was self-taught. I helped with the family business, as well as running a small start-up. The vital knowledge I developed in these tasks enabled me to demonstrate these skills in my interview and ultimately secure my position here at thebigword. 15 months later, I am able to combine the two and utilize them in my role as a Digital Marketing Coordinator.

In summary

Upon completion of my apprenticeship with thebigword, I feel like I have learnt invaluable knowledge that is not only industry related, but business related too. I have worked with people from all levels and all departments and gained skills that will only further enhance my career. This was definitely the right choice for me and I look forward to developing further in my full time Marketing role at thebigword.

We are always on the lookout for talented apprentices that share our values and passion for language services, so check out our careers page for more details on apprenticeships.

Thomas Abram

Digital Marketing Coordinator