Just over a year ago here at Fubra we were busy preparing to interview over ten young individuals – all from within local area – for the two apprenticeship placements we’d advertised for. We were also a little apprehensive, as in most cases the CVs submitted were of someone very young, without previous work experience, without any know-how or exposure to an office work environment. However, we needn’t have worried, as what our candidates lacked in experience they made up for in enthusiasm and an eagerness to learn.
Paul Maunders, Fubra Ltd. co-founder and director, remembers: “We were looking to expand our marketing team, and so I began researching apprenticeships. I discovered the Social Media and Digital Marketing courses and felt that it would be a great fit for our business.”
In May 2014 Fubra Ltd. recruited two Digital Marketing apprentices, Will and Chris, who joined our marketing team and were trained both in-house and by the training provider Baltic Training in a range of link building techniques, SEO, content creation and inbound marketing, social media and affiliate partnership development. They have been key in testing some of our relaunched sites and mobile apps (such as Airport Parking Shop and Car Hire Centre); building online relationships and have taken part in our creative brainstorming sessions.
“I’m really happy with the contributions that they have made to our business since they joined,” said Paul Maunders. “So much so, we’re now looking for 2 more!”
We’re hiring! If you know someone who is considering becoming an apprentice and keen to earn as they learn, gain a qualification and get some work experience, send them our way. We will be announcing the two new apprenticeship in the next few weeks.