Adam has just recently completed his Digital Marketing Apprenticeship with Northern Skills Group and despite taking his end point assessment at home during lockdown, he is delighted to have gained a distinction in his apprenticeship- the highest possible result!
Adam said “After all the hard work I put in to get this far with my apprenticeship, hearing that I would have to complete my end point assessment at home was slightly daunting, however this did not really change anything.
“No matter the location, I would still have to complete the same tasks. I already had a workstation set up at home, so the transition to working from home was seamless.
“During lockdown it is important to stay positive. The constant updates from Northern Skills Group and Middlesbrough College have helped me to know exactly what I had to do for the next step of my apprenticeship. This helped me to stay on top of my work so I could give it my best shot.
“Northern Skills Group has helped me a lot during my qualification. I was forced to change apprenticeship provider and Northern Skills offered me support straight away so I could complete my course with them. With the help of Chloe, I was able to complete and submit my portfolio in order to complete my EPA.
“Once everything was submitted and my Synoptic Project was complete, I had a date pencilled in for my final interview via a video call. The call lasted around 50 minutes and once I completed that I was finished and awaiting my results. I’m so happy to say that I gained a distinction and I can’t thank Northern Skills Group and Middlesbrough College enough for all their support and now I’m enjoying my new role as a Digital Marketing Executive at Property Webmasters.
“Lockdown has been challenging and like the rest of the country I have found it difficult to not be able to go out like normal. The thing I miss most is interacting with people outside of my local community. All the plans I had have been cancelled or delayed and it is frustrating but as I said previously, keeping positive is essential.
“I’d much rather be in an office environment with a team rather than working from home but like everyone in my industry, it was not possible. But the reason we’re out of our offices is to protect our personal health and that of those around us. So it is a no-brainer.
“The thing that has helped me most when being out of office is keeping up a routine. This routine involves work, exercise and checking up on the people who matter to you most. For a lot of people this lockdown can be mentally straining, logging into a zoom call with your friends can really make someone’s day in these circumstances.”