Although the current global pandemic has its obvious setbacks, it has also brought about many new and exciting opportunities. Here at Beeta, we have been lucky enough to make some new hires during the lockdown including me, the Digital Marketing apprentice. Find out more about how I became Beeta’s new apprentice and my 4 tips to securing a new role during a pandemic!
I joined Beeta at the start of September and have gained more skills in my first month than ever before in my educational life, including the three years spent at university! I have taken on the role of overseeing and implementing Beeta’s Marketing Strategy and have been pleasantly surprised to find that in my role I have full creative freedom and autonomy. Over the past 5 weeks I have been introduced to a variety of digital platforms and tools:
Each resource I have used has brought something new to the table and aided me in creating Beeta’s overall strategy. The main focus has been giving the website a ‘facelift’ and getting some consistent content published across all our social platforms. We’re now utilising Google Analytics and considering our SEO strategy.
A lot of people have asked me ‘is it what you expected?’ the answer to this is no, It’s exceeded all expectations. I was hesitant about going down the apprenticeship route. I graduated from University two years ago and I feared it would look like a step backwards, career wise. I had only heard of people completing apprenticeships straight out of school and was naïve to the vast range of apprenticeship opportunities on offer to all age brackets. I think a common misconception is that you either go to University or you complete an apprenticeship, you don’t do both. However, for me this apprenticeship has allowed me to specialise and hone in on the skills I gained from my degree, with the added bonus of a salary and industry exposure. As someone who responds best to a kinaesthetic learning style, learning whilst on the job is the perfect balance and I only wish I had taken the leap sooner!
As excited as I was to start a new chapter, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly apprehensive.
Will I bond with the team without meeting them face to face?
Will I be able to work as efficiently whilst working from home?
Joining a new team whilst working remotely is daunting. However, I needn’t have worried. The team have gone above and beyond to make me feel welcome and I already feel like a fully-fledged member. Beeta have been my biggest cheerleader, supporting me in my role and ensuring I keep a manageable balance of training and work. I would highly recommend to anyone thinking about a career change to consider an apprenticeship, no matter your age or background, and I hope to see many more companies exploring these programmes and widening their talent pool.
If you’re considering moving into a new role, check out the open positions on our careers page.