Wondering what it’s like to be an escalla digital marketing apprentice?
We arranged a chat with Nick at Swansway Garages, Carlisle Audi. He’s currently on an escalla DM apprenticeship.
Nick recently took a little break from his training to tell us how he’s finding the apprenticeship, why he got into digital marketing, and what he gets up to on an average day.
N - Hi, I’m Nick. I work for Swansway Garages at Carlisle Audi, and I’m on a digital Marketing apprenticeship.
E - What impact has the apprenticeships had on you?
N - I think as a person it’s made me more organised. With how to schedule posts, putting them up, editing. It’s made me more confident as a person, talking to people – being in front of camera as well!
E - Why did you want a career in digital marketing?
N - I’ve always had a fascination with IT. At school I’ve always been proficient with it. And growing up when YouTube was becoming bigger, seeing people do more vlogs and video editing, and photography. I think that’s what appealed to me.
E - What Impact has the training had on your work?
N - From my reports it’s been good. Starting with images and image ratios and Autotrader and the stuff we’ve done so far. It has impacted more sales enquiries.
E - What have you enjoyed about the training?
N - Meeting new people. I’ve made so many new friends halfway down the country.
E - What support have you been given?
N - Loads of support. You get support from your head of business; you get support from escalla themselves. You get a mentor as well that you can talk to. And then you’ve also got HR, but you don’t really need to talk to them.
E - What does a typical day look like?
N - A typical day? It depends what the agenda is from your head of business. He might tell you to put a post on Facebook; he might want to do Instagram; he might want to take 360s; edit videos, photos; interview people. There’s a range of things to do on a day to day basis.
A big thanks to Nick for taking the time to talk to us!
If you’re interested in started a great job, while earning some impressive qualifications and a salary, an apprenticeship might be for you!
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