Hi, my name is Emily and I am currently doing the Level 4 Marketing Executive apprenticeship with the Skills and Education Group. I’ve already shared a bit of my story here, but I wanted to give you more of an insight into what a normal day as a marketing apprentice looks like!

8:00am – I’ve made myself a green tea and I’m at my desk, ready to start work. The organisation I work for are very understanding and flexible, so they have allowed me to work 8am-4pm on some days.

8:10am – After I’ve got myself settled in, I’ll check my to do list for the day to see what I’ll be working on. I’ll also take this opportunity to make sure that I’m not falling behind with my workload and have a look at my deadlines for the coming week.

8:25am – A big part of my daily responsibilities include making sure that the Skills and Education Group Awards social media channels have new content scheduled; this includes Twitter, LinkedIn and the main Group Facebook page. I’ll also take this time to engage with other accounts and make sure I am up to date with what’s happening in the sector this week.

10:00am – With every module in my scheme of work for my apprenticeship, I need to have time with a mentor, gaining knowledge that will help inform my learning within the module. Today, I have a meeting with Julie, the Head of AVA, to discuss elements of the module ‘Branding and Reputation’. Meetings such as this count towards my off-the-job training as I am acquiring new learning and knowledge that I don’t already have, and this better informs me to do my job.

11:00am – In March I’ll be going along to Make It British Live 2020 with one of our Business Development Managers, as we are very involved within the Fashion and Textiles sector. Today, I’m going to be planning content for blog posts to go out before and after the event, and thinking about what kind of live coverage I’ll be doing on the day.

12:00am – I have a call with my Learner Progression Advisor from my apprenticeship training provider to discuss how I’m getting on with the apprenticeship, and if I have any concerns.

1:00pm – Lunch time!

1:30pm – This is a good time in the day to check back in with our social media channels as this is when most people are having their lunch or on a break. I’m having a look at our engagement for the posts that went up this morning and interacting with other accounts on Twitter while most users are active.

2:00pm – The Skills and Education Group Awards provide End-point Assessment for a range of Fashion and Textiles standards, and I will be representing the communications team in a Task and Finish group this afternoon. All of the departments across the company share their updates about our EPA services, so I head in with my notes to feedback to the group. Again, I will log this time as off-the-job training.

4:00pm – I’m back from the meeting and ready to head home!

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