Hi, my name is Beth and I am the Apprentice Project Manager here at WNW Digital.
I began working for the company in 2017, where I first started on a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Creative & Digital Media, at South Devon College in Paignton. My role in the company was an apprentice Web Developer.
When I decided to apply for an apprenticeship I was in the position where I had the grades to go to university, but I didn’t want to commit to the expenses, and I wasn’t sure what I wanted to study.
This is when I made the choice to apply for an apprenticeship. I just wanted to learn something new and jump straight into the world of work, whilst getting the relevant experience and qualifications I needed to progress in my chosen field.
I also wanted to prove to myself that the options weren’t just university or nothing.
Since joining WNW Digital, I have had so many opportunities, from attending trade shows to giving a presentation to over a hundred people all about apprenticeships.
However, maybe the best opportunity I’ve had since working here is being surrounded by a skilled and knowledgeable team, who are able to help me consolidate what I learn at college with real life situations. Working within this team has allowed me to take my knowledge and apply it across a whole range of different tasks and projects.
One of my proudest moments of being an Apprentice at WNW was in my previous apprenticeship course. I finished my course early and was recognised as “The Digital and Creative Media Apprentice of the Year” in 2018!
In terms of my future at WNW, I plan to finish my Level 4 Associate Project Management course, take the skills I have learnt from this and apply them to my everyday tasks at WNW Digital, where I hope I continue to flourish for the foreseeable future.
Finally, if I were to give advice to an apprentice, I would tell them…
“Just because you are doing an apprenticeship, doesn’t mean you’ve let anyone down, or that you’re not good enough to go to university.
It is also good to remember that if you ever need advice and guidance about your work or course, to not be afraid to ask the college as well as your colleagues, as they may be able to help you too.
And finally, take every opportunity you can, and push yourself out of your comfort zone.”