A WIRRAL teenager has secured an apprenticeship to learn how social media can help businesses.
Rob Watts was picked out of hundreds of other applicants to be given an apprenticeship in social media.
This is the 18-year-old’s first job since leaving The Mosslands School in Wallasey.
The Juice Academy in Manchester is running the programme, where Rob will study one day a week. For the remainder of the week he is at Ph Creative in Liverpool to gain work experience.
The year-long course will include a mixture of theoretical and workplace learning, covering all elements of social media management.
Apprentices will graduate with a City and Guilds Level 3 in social media.
Rob, from Wallasey, said: “I live and breathe social media, so it made perfect sense to use these skills as a platform for my career.
“Being chosen as Ph Creative’s apprentice is a real honour and I’m enjoying every minute of being in the office.
“The academy training has been really insightful, and it’s been great to put this into practice in a real-life work situation.
“I chose not to go to university as I was raring to get going with my career now, so the apprenticeship was the perfect place to start.”
The academy opened last month to increase youth employment, and fill a gap by training young professionals in social media.
The course will have four intakes throughout the year, and students are placed in businesses across the north west.