The evening of January the 30th saw the launch of another successful Themis Careers Event, hosted by Themis. The annual event, which +24 have been regularly present at for years, aims to help those looking for apprenticeships or those surveying all career path options available to them, find employers, sectors and information that can help them make vital decisions about their future trajectory after school, college or their current role. The event saw over 35 employers attend in full force and had plenty of resources available for the students and #FutureBosses in attendance.
A host of interesting and varied sectors were once again represented at the event, but this year’s evening had something that its 2018 counterpart (which we also attended) didn’t have – Project Digital.
A local apprenticeship provider based out of Burnley College, it’s easy to think that Themis is just a training provider, but in reality, it’s much more than that. Themis creates courses to help nurture their apprentices’ careers and gives often local employers and apprentices the opportunity to benefit from each other.
+24 Marketing, along with our friends at Rossendale Leisure Trust, occupied the Project Digital Hub at the Themis Careers Evening. What does a Burnley digital agency have in common with a leisure trust in another borough? We’re both Project Digital Employers.
Project Digital is the first innovative, intense and industry-lead social media and digital marketing apprenticeship training course of its kind, and is the result of a collaboration between +24 and Themis at Burnley College. Project Digital provides apprentices with training from real-life industry-leading experts that can be applied to not only do their job adequately, but help their employer’s digital profile improve and increase from strength to strength. Not only does Project Digital greatly benefit employers, it also sets our apprentices on a path to carve out their own space and future in the digital industry as a leader, giving them the experience, expertise and support they need to make a career out of something they’re passionate about in an ever-advancing industry.
The Project Digital Hub at the Careers Event was a showcase of the course’s success stories from across levels. Carla, a level 3 Project Digital apprentice and the cover star of Themis Magazine edition 9, was on hand to provide free hot chocolates from her Project Digital Bootcamp Team’s ‘Cocoa Creations’ business to attendees of the hub, the entrance of which was emblazoned with the Business First apprentice’s headshot from the magazine.
Digital Apprenticeships this way! pic.twitter.com/TBdSg3EU4B
— Themis (@Themisburnley) January 30, 2019
+24’s Social Sam, Luckie, Elly and Rik (who make 4/6 of the third best quiz team in Burnley) were on hand to explain how Project Digital works, how the course helps apprentices and employers and what a future in the digital industry could look like to eager college students, soon-to-be high school leavers, adult learners and curious parents collecting information on behalf of their teenagers.