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Prophecy Unlimited welcome their first apprentice

Published on Thursday, 15th March 2018, contributed by Prophecy Unlimited

In February, we were delighted to welcome our very first apprentice here at Prophecy Unlimited, Oliver Larcombe-Moore.

Oli has joined us on an 18-month paid placement as a creative content apprentice working closely with our Creative team on some great projects. To ensure Oli gains the best possible experience during his apprenticeship with us, we have partnered with White Hat, a third-party provider of training for apprentices.

During National Apprenticeship Week, I sat down with Oli to find out more about his views on the apprenticeship and what he’s hoping to get from the experience.

Why did you choose to go down the apprenticeship route?

A few years ago, I decided to turn my hobby – video making – into a job. Fast forward through a few years of contract work and, although I’d made a lot of videos, I wasn’t all that close to a career. It seemed natural to pursue an apprenticeship because I had an understanding of video but not necessarily how to apply it in a corporate environment. An apprenticeship would allow me to develop those skills.

What do you hope to get out of your apprenticeship?

I want to set myself up for a future in video content. I’m working alongside a lot of talented people who are generous with their time and expertise so hopefully I will make the most of it and get where I want to go.

How does the partnership with White Hat work?

I spend 20% of my time doing ‘off-work’ activities for White Hat alongside my coach, Kulwinder. It’s pretty varied but loosely comparable to any form of education. I recently spent a week in London at a Digital Marketing boot-camp. It was a lot of acronyms and a lot of fun.

What would be your advice to anyone looking to go into an apprenticeship?

Firstly, don’t go into it thinking you’re just an understudy. Though you’ll spend a lot of time learning the ropes and getting to grips with life in a large company, you’ll still be an important member of the team. It can be difficult but that makes it all the more rewarding! The other thing I’d say is do something interesting for your application. The company looking to hire you is investing in your potential so show them what you can come up with. It doesn’t have to be perfect, just interesting.

Thanks for that insight Oli.

Prophecy Unlimited really value fresh input and are proud to be part of an initiative that accelerates incredible careers and future leaders with diverse skills.

If you’re looking for an opportunity to join our team, keep an eye on our careers page.