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Hi, I’ve posted here before. I’m 19, almost 20 in a month and I’m looking to try find a digital marketing apprenticeship. I think I’d probably do a level 3 one to begin with even though I have a level 3 qualification in a completely different area. I feel a level 3 would give me the chance to get a good foundation knowledge, I also can’t seem to find any level 4 ones over the month I’ve been looking. I’m currently looking everyday for one as I’d like to possibly go into one where training is given through the company as oppose to enrolling into a college if that makes sense. Also a good chance to progress or gain full time employment. Haven’t really found anything yet and right now where I live there are 0 going. I’m just wondering would I be eligible to do one at my age and does this sound like a good idea? I could go university to study but since starting work I much prefer having an income and learning in a work/reality environment as oppose to sitting in a classroom again. This is just my personal preference as I did get good grades in college on my level 3 but got way too disengaged and couldn’t bare to sit in a classroom anymore, I wanted to be doing something more practical where I feel the stuff I learn I can actually apply to work life. Any advice would be much appreciated!
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(Original post by WayOfHannah)
Hi, I’ve posted here before. I’m 19, almost 20 in a month and I’m looking to try find a digital marketing apprenticeship. I think I’d probably do a level 3 one to begin with even though I have a level 3 qualification in a completely different area. I feel a level 3 would give me the chance to get a good foundation knowledge, I also can’t seem to find any level 4 ones over the month I’ve been looking. I’m currently looking everyday for one as I’d like to possibly go into one where training is given through the company as oppose to enrolling into a college if that makes sense. Also a good chance to progress or gain full time employment. Haven’t really found anything yet and right now where I live there are 0 going. I’m just wondering would I be eligible to do one at my age and does this sound like a good idea? I could go university to study but since starting work I much prefer having an income and learning in a work/reality environment as oppose to sitting in a classroom again. This is just my personal preference as I did get good grades in college on my level 3 but got way too disengaged and couldn’t bare to sit in a classroom anymore, I wanted to be doing something more practical where I feel the stuff I learn I can actually apply to work life. Any advice would be much appreciated!
I did an engineering apprenticeship with the Civil Service at 30, there were people of all ages ranging from 17 to 44 on it. Might be worth looking further afield than your own area and being open to relocating if the wage would allow it. Mine was a L4 one that took us to Btec and then HNC and I din't struggle too much as a newcomer to it all. The below might be helpful too:

Not going to Uni https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/
Govt search page https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Additionally, a quick mooch at Civil Service

Policy Officer Apprentice
https://www.civilservicejobs.service...Q9NzMwMDI1MDI=

Air Command Commercial Apprentice
https://www.civilservicejobs.service...NieWpvYmxpc3Q=

Junior Content Designer
https://www.civilservicejobs.service...J0eXBlPWZhaXI=

Not sure if any match some of what interests you but the Civil Service offers quite good career prospects for those chosen to join. I know it saved me career wise when I needed a new start and now, 5 years later I'm having my degree and masters funded by the CS and slowly realising I'm very dangerous when left incharge of the coffee machine
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I did an engineering apprenticeship with the Civil Service at 30, there were people of all ages ranging from 17 to 44 on it. Might be worth looking further afield than your own area and being open to relocating if the wage would allow it. Mine was a L4 one that took us to Btec and then HNC and I din't struggle too much as a newcomer to it all. The below might be helpful too:

Not going to Uni https://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/
Govt search page https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Additionally, a quick mooch at Civil Service

Policy Officer Apprentice
https://www.civilservicejobs.service...Q9NzMwMDI1MDI=

Air Command Commercial Apprentice
https://www.civilservicejobs.service...NieWpvYmxpc3Q=

Junior Content Designer
https://www.civilservicejobs.service...J0eXBlPWZhaXI=

Not sure if any match some of what interests you but the Civil Service offers quite good career prospects for those chosen to join. I know it saved me career wise when I needed a new start and now, 5 years later I'm having my degree and masters funded by the CS and slowly realising I'm very dangerous when left incharge of the coffee machine
I think I’d like to stay around my area as a lot of my family are here and my dad only really has me and I don’t have the money to relocate. I have also seen some good digital marketing companies in my area it’s just waiting to find if they open their applications for apprenticeships. Especially considering the pandemic and companies needing time to recover. I guess I was just worried about starting an apprenticeship being my age worrying I am late. I’ve spent the past year working in a supermarket and looking in my spare time into careers and stuff like that, which has actually benefited me because I’ve been able to grow as an individual and find what I like. I feel working and learning is a lot more beneficial than sitting in a classroom for me. I’ll take a look at the links you’ve sent me thank you! I’m on indeed and government website searching everyday near enough for apprenticeships or other full time job opportunities. I guess it’s just a waiting game for me until something comes up that I’m able to apply for.
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