As part of #ScotAppWeek18, we sat down with Digital Marketing Modern Apprentice, Jazz Fernandez. We asked her about her apprenticeship and her advice for any other women looking to join the world of tech.
What is your job role at Sixth Sense Training?
I’m the Recruitment and Marketing Assistant at Sixth Sense Training and I’m currently completing my Digital Marketing Modern Apprenticeship. I work with the Recruitment Manager to help employers find candidates for other modern apprenticeships. My role involves posting job adverts on our website and advertising our job roles on social media sites. I also assist in interviewing candidates. I work with specialist social media marketing tools such as Crowdfire and Hootsuite to promote our roles and grow our audience.
Why did you choose to do a Modern Apprenticeship?
I chose an apprenticeship because when I was at school, I had struggled with the learning environment and my confidence was low. When I left school I didn’t have the grades I needed for college and had no work experience. A modern apprenticeship gave me the opportunity to gain a qualification in an environment that I enjoyed. My apprenticeship allowed me to find full-time employment and grow as a person and become an effective part of a team at the same time. I found the one on one tuition to be much more suited to my style of learning and it really helped with my confidence in my abilities.
What do you like the most about your apprenticeship?
I love the confidence and skills my apprenticeship has given me. Before I started my apprenticeship, I had suffered from really bad anxiety but there has definitely been a massive improvement in my mental health and my overall well-being since starting my apprenticeship. My managers have told me they have noticed a huge difference in my personality, and I am now more assertive. Hence, I’ve become happier to perform tasks well independently and much more competent at my job.
What would you say to other females thinking about an apprenticeship?
I would say do it! There’s nothing stopping you from doing an apprenticeship and it’s one of the best decisions I ever made. The skills I’ve learned and the support I’ve had throughout my apprenticeship has been incredible and therefore I’d love to see more women working in S.T.E.M subjects too.
Jazz is currently completing a Diploma for Digital Marketing SCQF Level 6. If you would like to find out more about our range of modern apprenticeships, submit your C.V here.