Posted: 27th of November 2013
Dylan was among Agilisys Arch's first cohort of Digital Communications / Content marketing apprentices. He joined us in August 2012 and was placed in a marketing position with the Home Learning College.
“I first heard of the term “Apprenticeship” when I was in my 4th year of Secondary School, looking for part time work. Tensions were high; exams were drawing nearer; patience was running thin. I wanted to get education over and done with, but I was forced to wait another 12 dreary months, followed by a constant bellowing of agitated moans deriving from the mouths of my teachers and family, pressuring me to continue my studies and to hand in my coursework assignments”.
Dylan was keen to continue in education and wanted to find work in some area of digital media.
“I tried to find work but found it difficult, (being only 14 at the time), so I frantically searched the internet to find other sources of work – while planning to sort out a future part-time educational study, but unfortunately many part-time jobs were not flexible with my school hours. I reached my 15th birthday, even greater personal situations created conflicts between my home, life and school itself, forcing me to give up everything I had been working for”.
Dylan found that applying for an apprenticeship with us was a straight forward and transparent process and it has ticked all the boxes for his aspirations and needs.
“I found an apprenticeship advisory site and registered, searching for jobs in all fields I was suitable for. After a few minutes I noticed an Apprentice Request from Agilisys Arch, in the Creative & Digital Media sector. I thought it was best to make a leap of faith and take a chance – so I filled in the necessary forms and questions required and hoped for the best. A few hours later I was offered to arrive at an Assessment Day the following week, where I successfully passed and was given the title role!”
In his first 6 weeks of employment, Dylan has made excellent progress with his Diploma training in web design, business theory, and marketing skills, and has applied his new knowledge to his work.
“So far I’m finding the settling in and the work tasks alongside the training very beneficial and rewarding, there’s a lot more to see and do but that’s all part of the journey and I hope to achieve my goals here and for the future!”