Harry Laverick recently completed his Marketing Executive Apprenticeship with Oxford College of Apprenticeships as well as achieving his CIM Professional Certificate in Digital Marketing. We asked Harry to share his experiences of studying with us and to get his thoughts on how his apprenticeship has benefitted his career.
What did you enjoy about your Marketing Executive Apprenticeship?
What I enjoyed most about my apprenticeship was being able to extend my knowledge of marketing further than what I had previously learned at Level 3. Being able to attend intensive weekends to understand the theory for the apprenticeship and CIM qualification was something I also enjoyed as it suited me not to have to attend weekly classes.
How has your apprenticeship helped you develop in your marketing role?
Understanding how I can apply the theory I am learning to business situations has been the biggest benefit to my job role. It’s helped me to think more about what I am doing and how I can use the theory I have learned to benefit the task at hand.
What did you like about studying with Oxford Professional Education Group?
The regular, one-to-one support was a benefit of studying with the College and having someone who I could email or call if I had an issue or needed help was essential. Having the option to study my CIM qualification alongside my apprenticeship was also a key benefit.
What advice would you give to someone else looking to study a marketing apprenticeship?
I would say it’s a no-brainer to choose an apprenticeship. Doing an apprenticeship not only allows me to gain valuable work experience but it’s also allowed me to build an extensive portfolio of professional-grade work that has shown how my skills have developed. I would not be where I am today without completing one.
Oxford Professional Education Group is a main provider of apprenticeships and helps a range of organisations find suitable apprentices. If you are interested in undertaking an apprenticeship in marketing, project management or procurement, get in touch with our team to find out more about any current opportunities.