|Spinningfields - Manchester|
"Tell us why!" I hear you cry out in excitement! Well, those of you who read my post about not going to uni will know that I was pursuing an alternative route and that I didn't want to give up my chosen career. So in the midst of my A Level exams I began beavering away at applications for apprenticeships. Seriously, the National Apprenticeships website was like my new Facebook.
I applied for many but one got me really excited. That sort of 'Oh my God can you IMAGINE?' excitement where you heart goes a bit funny. It was a Social Media Apprenticeship - the first industry led one ever - with The Juice Academy. Amazingly out of almost 400 applicants I was one of 50 to get to bootcamp and after an unforgettable boot camp recruitment day was selected to work at Smoking Gun PR.
So I now work full time as their new Social Media Apprentice and regularly visit The Juice Academy in Manchester to be taught all things social media, plus a spot of PR and marketing, with my fellow apprentices (other employers picked a sweet young thang from bootcamp too, around 13 of us got through).
I KNOW RIGHT?! I work in social media. At a PR agency. I swear it took me a week to get over the shock. So two weeks after my final A Level exam I ventured into the professional world, commuting into Manchester every day and generally being a city slicker.
In other news, 2 years of hard slog paid off as I got AAB in my A Levels. Wahoo!
On that note, I bid you farewell. Feel free to check out the blog post I wrote about my experiences on The Juice Academy's site here if you're in the mood for a read. Mock the ridiculous photo of me whilst you're at it.