Chloe, age 21, BBX
"I always wanted to find a career which would utilise my passion for IT and Business. When I came across a Digital Marketing Apprenticeship at BBX, I thought it was a perfect opportunity."
BBX operates as the largest business to business community of its kind, encouraging growth amongst like-minded business individuals through raising awareness of the most common hidden asset, "spare capacity", presenting opportunities for business owners to do more of the business they love to by improving factors such as cash flow, profits and even lifestyle.
Since being on my placement here, my job role has been exceptionally well tailored to the content covered at the College, where the teachers have been extremely supportive and accommodating, encouraging a comfortable learning environment where we all feel confident enough to contribute our opinions and expand our minds.
All of the teachers come from diverse backgrounds, which means they can adapt well to whatever style of learning works best for different classes. They really help us to think outside of the box when confronting new challenges both on and off the job, whether that be executing a marketing plan, working on coursework or prepping for an exam.
So far from being an apprentice I have grown hugely, not only in knowledge but also in confidence when executing tasks. I have developed an extensive range of skills and expertise, including web development, building rapport with clients, and even collaborating with other franchises to run cohesive marketing campaigns.
Overall, so far on my journey as a College apprentice I have found the team to be very accommodating, helping me find my feet, there to lend a hand wherever needed. Although I'm originally from Brighton, at BBX, and through the support of the College, I have been able to find a home away from home, surrounded by new lifelong friends of which I've already built some fantastic memories with, and I look forward to making so many more!
Whatever your goal, whether it is to build your self-confidence, learn more about an old passion, or give something new a try, I'd undoubtedly recommend an apprenticeship with Bournemouth & Poole College as a great starting point.