A teenager from Wallasey has landed his first permanent job, three months ahead of finishing his social media apprenticeship at The Juice Academy.
Rob Watts, 19, has been employed by Liverpool internet marketing agency, Ph Creative, after continually delivering impressive results since joining in July last year.
Rob is one of 10 apprentices from The Juice Academy’s first ever cohort of budding young social media stars, who were placed in North West businesses to learn on the job.
He said: “When I was told I’d got the job, I felt like everything had clicked into place – it’s amazing and I’m completely overwhelmed. I feel really lucky to have been supported so well from day one, by everyone I work with at Ph Creative, the tutors at The Juice Academy and of course, my parents.
“This is what I’ve been working towards since joining the company and now it’s a reality, I can’t quite believe it.”
The Juice Academy, the UK’s first employer-led social media apprenticeship, is committed to providing career opportunities to young people across the North West, just like Rob.
The Academy is currently recruiting its fourth cohort of apprentices, with jobs up for grabs at a number of North West and national companies, including JW Lees, Binary Box and Tangerine PR.
Rob continued: “University is not the only option for people my age and I’m glad my career is starting now, rather than in a few years. If I could give any advice to fellow teenagers in a similar position, it would be to give it a go – you never know where the chance might lead.”
Amanda Edmonds, account director at Ph Creative, said: “Rob has proven himself to be a real asset to the company in the short time he’s been with us. His passion and talent for social media is plain to see and this translates into great social media success for us.
“He’s a vital part of our team and there was no way we were letting him go at the end of his apprenticeship. We’re looking forward to seeing how he continues to develop as a permanent member of staff, while delivering tangible results to the business.”
To apply for The Juice Academy’s next cohort of social media apprentices, please contact Lucy Adams on 0161 817 6600, email email@example.com or visit www.juiceacademy.co.uk/apply-now