Olivia’s career in marketing takes off
Well done to Olivia Dickenson from Year 13, who has secured an apprenticeship and started a few weeks ago. She is working in the Social Media Team at May Green Marketing, based in Newton Aycliffe.
Olivia managed to apply, be interviewed and start the job during the lockdown and this is a brilliant achievement in itself. This really shows how highly motivated and resilient she is. She is now studying remotely for her apprenticeship standards.
Olivia says “I am loving it! I work Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and on a Wednesday I have webinars for the learning side of my apprenticeship. Every day is so different. Each morning I do all my social media posts for the day and schedule them all to go out. On afternoons it varies, sometimes I can be working on a blog post, doing some work for customers’ websites, or attending meetings. The job is fantastic, and I couldn’t find nicer people to work with.”
Ms Mannion, Careers Leader, commented: “I feel so proud of Olivia, she was extremely prepared with a letter and CV and had also done a mock interview. Last year, Olivia asked for an additional day of work experience to learn more about Marketing. She spent a day with the Marketing team at Catterick Racecourse on a busy race day, and this gave her additional knowledge and skills to add to her CV. All this effort has really paid off.”
Mrs Clish, Lead Teacher of Business, added: “Olivia is a determined student whose interest in all things business was evident throughout her time studying the subject, first at GCSE and then at Sixth Form. I know that she will make the most of this opportunity and have every expectation that she will be very successful in her future career. Well done Olivia.”
Thank you to May Green Marketing for giving Olivia this wonderful opportunity.