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Apprentice blog 3.0: early days in an apprenticeship

Written by Molly Fennemore, PR apprentice at Templemere PR

Apprentice blog 3.0: early days in an apprenticeship

Hello and welcome to Templemere PR’s latest apprentice blog: Apprentice blog 3.0. Let me introduce myself: my name is Molly, I am 18 years old and I started my journey as a PR apprentice here at Templemere about a month ago.

I am Templemere’s third apprentice – joining a program that is provided by the PRCA, through whom I am studying for a Level 4 Diploma in public relations over the next 18 months.

Through regular monthly updates, I will be telling you more about the experience provided by an apprenticeship program, my insight as an apprentice and any company updates.

So who am I? I joined Templemere in November after finishing my A-levels in the summer of 2019. I left college with 3 A-levels in fine-art textiles, geography and sociology. My original plan was to attend university, however after looking into other options it was clear that university isn’t the only route to a successful career in PR and in fact there are many other alternatives. The more I learnt about apprenticeships, the more I believed an apprenticeship would suit my learning style. Apprenticeships offer on-the-job training allowing an individual to gain vital practical experience whilst gaining a qualification too, applying studies to real-working experiences.

So what am I doing in my role currently? Being a PR assistant is a varied and dynamic job. Each day has been different from the previous day. It’s my job to work across all of our clients and to provide support and help to my colleagues. So far, I have been involved in helping with press office enquires, media monitoring, designing infographics and helping to manage Templemere’s social media.

I am thoroughly enjoying working for Templemere PR because each day is varied and unpredictable depending on what my colleagues need help with, whilst also being given independent work. The team are lovely and have made me feel like I too am a valued member of Templemere.

Stay tuned to find out more about my journey and experience of being an apprentice.

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