It’s true what they say: time flies when you’re having fun. As I celebrate one year at Making You Content, I can’t help but look back at where I was 12 months ago, and see how much I’ve grown – not just as a professional, but as a person too.
There are lots of benefits to being an apprentice in a content agency. But I’ve found that there are more perks to the job than you might think…
A chance to earn whilst you learn
One of the most obvious perks of being an apprentice is the opportunity to earn whilst gaining a qualification. Many think that university is the only way to get into a profession, and many go into debt just for the sake of getting a degree. However, more and more companies seem to value experience above all else.
After completing my foundation degree in Art and Design at Manchester Metropolitan University, I knew I wanted to enter the world of work and use the creative skills I had gained. Luckily for me, I had a friend who was on a Digital Marketing apprenticeship. We talked about her role within her company, and decided that a similar career might just be the one for me.
Plenty of businesses, big and small, are now looking for apprentices. And with many entry-level positions available, a large number of people are turning to them to get ahead. Me included. I’d recommend an apprenticeship to anyone – and I’m so glad that MYC chose to offer a placement.
A home away from home
From my first role as a catering assistant at 15 to now, I’ve had my fair share of jobs. But nothing has compared to becoming a part of the amazing team at Making You Content.
We spend a big chunk of our life at work, so having a supportive and friendly team is essential – especially when you’re starting out. Everyone in our content agency ticks those boxes and more. Working here feels less like a job and more like an opportunity to expand my abilities and gain crucial experience as a whole load of people cheer me on.
The company culture at MYC is also second to none. Hosting monthly socials and team catch-ups over lunch gives us all a chance to socialise and get to know one another outside of work. I’ve never experienced this in a job before. From go-karting to quiz nights, there’s never a dull moment on a MYC social.
A new and interesting challenge each day
On a similar note, the time spent at work is just as exciting. Because we have such a range of clients (from food manufacturing to IT recruitment) and we create such a variety of content (from blog and ad copy to graphics and even video), no two days are ever the same in our content agency.
Over the past year, I’ve been able to explore a range of subject areas thanks to Apprentify, my apprenticeship provider – like principles of marketing, coding and Google Analytics. I’ve gained valuable skills that I’m able to use daily at Making You Content.
MYC has also enabled me to explore more aspects of design whilst on my apprenticeship. I’ve created a range of visuals for clients over the past 12 months, such as leaflets and eBooks. It’s been great to put my Art and Design degree to good use.
This time last year, I’d never have imagined I’d be where I am today. I’ve gained a vast amount of knowledge and improved my creative skills by being surrounded by people who want to help me grow. I’m looking forward to whatever the future may bring, refining my talents further, and qualifying from my apprenticeship to become a fully fledged digital marketer.
Interested in joining Grace and her fellow wordsmiths here at MYC? Find out how you can join our award-winning content agency.