In this week’s blog, our apprentice Tania gives us an insight into what it’s like to undergo an apprenticeship and work for Rostrum simultaneously.
I’m currently two-thirds through my placement as a PR apprentice at Rostrum and I can’t believe how quickly the time has passed. I wanted to be an apprentice to gain some hands-on experience in the real world, and the PR industry in particular. I’ve always loved writing and working in a team, so I was keen to put those skills into action in a dynamic workplace like Rostrum. I could see that an apprenticeship at Rostrum would give me the perfect opportunity to develop these skills, and time has proven me right – it’s been the best decision I’ve ever made.
It’s great to wake up in the morning feeling positive about going to work. I honestly can’t wait to get into the office every day and see what new tasks and challenges are in store.
My first eight months at Rostrum have been so rewarding. It’s been challenging, but a great learning experience at the same time. I’ve worked on some of Rostrum’s most exciting social media clients, from EY’s UK social channels to drafting content for eDisclosure firm Consilio and designing social media friendly infographics for HR agency, JourneyHR.
At Rostrum, I’m doing work I really enjoy and learning all of the time too – which I hope will be a huge advantage for me in the future and help to set me apart from others.
Every day, I’m learning from people who have been in the industry for many years and who have developed deep expertise in PR and marketing. At the same time, I’m also focusing on the educational side of my apprenticeship by studying and working on coursework during my time off.
The Rostrum apprenticeship is teaching me valuable skills, and it’s also helped me to realise that PR is the career for me. I’m honoured to be the first apprentice Rostrum has ever had, and I’m determined to make the most of the time I have with the agency.