Another #EPIC Adventure
“You don’t have to be great to start, you just have to start to be great”
Starting an apprenticeship, or for that matter any new job can be an extremely daunting experience. Having to change your environment, meet new people, and learn new things can bring a certain pressure. You want to do well, and impress the people you work with, but you also need time to adjust.
Having started here feeling as though I knew nothing, looking back at the last three months I can see how much I have learnt. For one, I had no idea how to edit a film, or use Photoshop effectively, I hated the thought of speaking in front of a group of people, and I definitely did not have the confidence to go and film somebody on my own.
In the last two months, I’ve conquered most of those things. Alice and I took our first solo trip out to Canon’s House, a residential home for children with learning disabilities. It was a great chance to meet some lovely people, and have just a little insight into what they do (I’ve inserted some pictures below!). Not only this, but we’ve both met lots of different people when filming #3BestThings and #WorkingForWilts videos. For example, Alice visited the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham to highlight some of the work going on at this site.
We also took to social media to take part in the #OurDay Campaign (A day for local government to come together for the biggest online celebration of the people who keep our communities running). This involved a social media marathon, taking photos, shooting videos, editing and posting to highlight the amazing work being carried out across the Council. This was a great way to collaborate with other people and understand the impact they have on our community.
Our main highlight for the last few months was our apprenticeship training week in Bristol. This is where we spent a week collaborating with other Digital Marketing apprentices across the South West. We learnt how to market ourselves, using animation, and we also collaborated to pitch a new product or service. We then went on to creating our own website, where we talked about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and the benefits of Social Media marketing.
Overall, the last twelve weeks has been very full on, but extremely rewarding. We have learnt a lot, and our confidence has grown massively, with both of us feeling more at home in the Council. Both of us are looking forward to the next few months, and to progressing further. Be sure to stick around to see what we get up to!