North Kent College Apprentice Case Study

7th February 2020

It’s Apprenticeship Week! Find out more about apprenticeships from the view of a successful apprentice. 

Becky Szekely has completed her Digital Marketing apprenticeship at Level 3 following this Becky secured a job at North Kent College as the Marketing and Communications Assistant.

Why did you choose to take an apprenticeship?

I decided to go with the apprenticeship route as I knew that I did not want to go to university. With the subjects I was studying during sixth form, I did not want to continue my studies at a higher level, as I did not feel that they would bring me any benefits. As I am a visual and practical learner, an apprenticeship seemed like the perfect next step for me, as it combined everything I was interested in. 

Thoughts on the apprenticeship scheme?

I think the apprenticeship scheme is a great option for those who do not want to take the traditional next step in education, as not everyone works and learns in the same way. North Kent College and Runway Training have been very supportive with my apprenticeship and I am grateful for the opportunity they have given me.  

What skills have you developed?

Throughout my apprenticeship I continuously had opportunities to develop and improve my skills such as teamwork, time management and confidence. Together with improving my communication, creating and editing skills to support me in securing a job within Digital Marketing. 

Has the college helped you?

The college has helped me in many ways during my apprenticeship, from training sessions, helping me with my modules, letting me be apart of the Marketing team and showing me various areas and responsibilities to the College sector. 

Would you encourage apprenticeships, if so why?

I would encourage anyone to take the apprenticeship route because you can still gain a qualification and earn an income at the same time. The skills that I have learnt have come from those in the industry, who have supported me throughout the process. An apprenticeship is a great way to experience the working world, helping you get started with your career quicker. 

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