How My City Skills Apprenticeship Has Changed My Future

City Skills provide bespoke apprenticeships ranging from Level 3 Apprenticeships. to our new Senior Leadership Level 7 (Master’s Degree) Apprenticeship. We form partnerships with businesses and schools to provide training to staff and teachers across England.

I am an employee and a Digital Marketing Apprentice at City Skills. Over the past 4 months, I have gone from someone who was not a very ‘tech-savvy’ person, with my skills reaching no further than a year 8 Internet technology class, to building an entire website. The one that you are currently visiting.

~ These new skills have enabled me to link my strengths and have access to more opportunities in my future ~

Despite not having direct abilities in website technology when I first started, I am very good at maths and art design, which I have been able to utilise thanks to my apprenticeship to gain new skills. These new skills have enabled me to link my strengths and have access to more opportunities in my future within the modern technological world. As technology is ever-growing, it means I will have greater access to different jobs in the future and has really opened doors for me.

My City Skills apprenticeship training has facilitated my understanding of coding, ability to design website and social media materials, analysis of the website and social media analytics, understanding more about the office environment, understanding how cookies and cache work, understanding and creating marketing campaigns and the list goes on. All these skills will assist me throughout my working career.

The support from my employers and my tutor has been excellent. They are always there for any help and are easily contacted for anything I may need. Speaking to Richard Holmden and Nick Worsey, the directors of City Skills, they have both been very happy with my development and contribution to the business and are “very pleased with [my] decision of undergoing [my] Digital Marketing Apprenticeship” and are “proud of [my] progress”.

~ Learning something I thought I would never understand is an amazing feeling ~

This provides me with a great deal of satisfaction. Learning all of my new skills was not necessarily the easiest process, as I had no idea when I started how to do half of the skills I know now, but that is by far the best part! Who doesn’t want to build their knowledge and skills base? Learning something I thought I would never understand is an amazing feeling, as well as knowing others are also aware of my progress and success.

Though I am still uncertain of the future career that I will have, my apprenticeship has given me much more choice in what I can do, and I am only a few months in! I cannot wait to see what new skills I will learn and develop. I am also now inspired to do a degree apprenticeship instead of going to university, as I have discovered, the style of learning is much more effective for me than a classroom/lecture hall learning, and it has given me much more excitement for my future. I have a greater chance of success now, all thanks to my apprenticeship at City Skills.


If you would like to learn how you can become an apprentice or how to provide your employees with an amazing opportunity of an apprenticeship, contact us now.