As you may have seen on social media, it’s #AdultLearnersWeek this week and I thought I’d personally celebrate it, as it means so much to me within my Marketing role. Not only has it given me the opportunity I currently have, but without the Employability Skills Programme, I may have never overcome barriers to starting my Marketing Career.
I currently have a Master’s degree in Advertising and Brand Design, alongside a Business Administration NVQ Level 3 Apprenticeship. Which of these has been most beneficial within my career journey so far? My Apprenticeship. As someone who’s tried both options, the benefits of an Apprenticeship outweigh the degree every single time.
Let’s rewind back to before I started university, I was once a painfully shy girl who didn’t even feel brave enough to watch harry potter, let alone study a degree that’s highly competitive, but somehow I took the jump. My degree involved regular idea pitches, client work and in most cases ‘pushing yourself out of your comfort zone’. I absolutely loved the digital/social elements of it and found myself specifically interested in the overall ‘customer’ experience.