So, the best thing about being an apprentice is that you’re not treated like an apprentice, you’re treated the same as everyone else in the office – you’re the employee here to work, do your job, gain experience and trying to reach your goal. Being an apprentice at London Nest is great because it’s such a multicultural team and you get to learn about so many different backgrounds. My short term goal is to become a senior graphic designer; right now I’m just a beginner at London Nest but I’m already doing so much - I’m having a taste of marketing, social media, the back end of the website and not just design which I think is incredible because I want to be able to expand my skills in other sections. My long term goal would be to become an illustrator for a children’s book and I think I would need to succeed more in digital marketing to help me do this.
Originally I was afraid of going to University and I wanted to go down a different route because art wasn’t my main subject so I wanted to find graphic design in another way – an apprenticeship for me was the best route because you get to learn and do work experience. For those who are looking at apprenticeships the advice I would give is don’t miss out on the chance, don’t take the advice of people saying an apprenticeship is for those who drop out of university – it’s just another route that you can take and it’s amazing, it’s just a new experience of the world of work.