Carly Toal - The Works
Course: Advanced Apprenticeship in Business Administration
Job: Assistant marketing account executive, We Are The Works.
Carly, from Gateshead is powering her way up the career ladder after finishing her Advanced Apprenticeship with Gateshead College.
Eighteen year-old Carly Toal has been hired as assistant marketing account executive at County Durham creative agency The Works, after completing a Level 3 in Business Administration apprenticeship.
During her two year paid apprenticeship at Gateshead College, which she started after leaving Hebburn Comprehensive school at 16, Carly developed her administration skills as well as gaining valuable marketing experience.
The role gave Carly the chance to develop her skills, including writing marketing materials, updating the website, organising events and writing press releases.
Carly, 18, said; “The experience I gained from my apprenticeship ensured I was fully prepared for employment.
“Getting hands-on practical experience, whilst learning gives you a lot of great advantages, confidence, experience and it shows potential employers how capable you are of thriving in a working environment”
Carly combined work experience with classroom studies at Gateshead College on a regular basis before gaining her Business Administration qualification.
Ian Oswold, Director at The Works said; “Carly impressed us from the interview stage as she was able to talk about the industry with great confidence and knowledge.
She’s clearly a very capable youngster, equipped with the experience and skills needed to comfortably fit into a professional role.
“We also felt that Carly’s experience within a marketing role stood out over other potential candidates with university qualifications.”