In yet another difficult time for any small business, we thought we’d focus on somethin positive – National Apprenticeship Week 2021.
In 2018, we took a huge step with the development and growth of the business.. We whittled down several promising candidates for an apprenticeship to just two. The two we had to decide between were head and shoulders above the others – as good as they all were. Harvey was one of these two, and the deciding factor was because of a love for rugby!
As we write this case study during National Apprenticeship Week 2021, we, and Harvey, have achieved an enormous amount. A journey that has seen him progress from fresh-faced apprentice to a fully-fledged member of our team. All this and an asset to The DM Lab. We have been able to give him proper, hands on experience in real time with live projects. Every task we have set and every exam he has taken as part of the apprenticeship he has excelled at.
We have nurtured his development, as from his hard work we have given him opportunities and experiences.
The hands on, real world experience an apprenticeship offers has allowed Harvey to learn while working as an alternative to enrolling at University. The two founders of The DM Lab have graduated from university so have seen the benefits of both worlds though witnessing first-hand Harvey’s development.
Harvey has proven himself to be a valuable asset to our company and through his efforts, was a finalist at the SME National Business Awards for ‘Apprentice of the Year’ in December 2019 held at Wembley Stadium & achieving a Distinction in his apprenticeship overall. This is testament to his dedication to our company and the apprenticeship. He is forging himself a solid career in the world of digital marketing.
Following on from Harvey’s success, we recruited Joe last year. Joe is undertaking the same digital marketing apprenticeship as Harvey. We will be looking for Joe to follow in his footsteps, but this time we have Harvey’s assistance in training Joe, having had first-hand experience of the course and what it involves, he can offer valuable insights to help Joe progress alongside our help.
Joe has been with us for almost 6 months now and has progressed brilliantly. Joe compliments Harvey perfectly. His eye for design and attention to detail has already been a huge asset to us, having worked on a project alongside Harvey from start to finish, liaising with the client throughout and completing the job to a very high standard. The project was for Rockfield Steel Buildings.
We are also proud to be retaining talent in the local area while still furthering our apprentices’ education and creating their own future!
National Apprenticeship Week 2021