National Apprenticeship Week 2017

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Naked Marketing was honoured to be involved in the 10th National Apprenticeship Week this March by volunteering to take part in mock interviews at Develop.

The purpose of the week is to encourage more people to choose apprenticeships as a fast-track to a great career. We sent Jodie along to interview students for a graphic design role which required a highly motivated individual with creative flair, good computer skills and a strong knowledge of the industry standard design software.

Jodie interviewed five students in total with 95% of them finding the process very useful and half of them said they would strongly consider an apprenticeship as their preferred progression following education. That sounds like great feedback in our eyes! Jodie comments: "We all know job interviews can be incredibly scary, especially to those yet to step into the world of employment. To be able to help the students learn and gain the skills required was a great privileged."

Ellis, one of the students taking part commented: "I felt nervous going into the interview, but once I got into the interview and starting talking to Jodie it became more easier to be myself and to come out of my shell. The experience was great and I really enjoyed It. Overall, the interview has given me an insight into what an interview is like and has helped me for when I will have an interview for a job one day."

Develop is a not-for-profit organisation which delivers a comprehensive range of education and training programmes across the Eastern region for young people from ages 14-19.

By Jodie Cole on 20.03.17

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