A “next generation” recruitment drive has underlined the success of MediaCom Birmingham’s pioneering approach towards providing talented young people with a media career.
Five appointments to the agency’s team include two apprentices, an expanded intake reflecting the success of MediaCom Birmingham’s first apprentice appointment in 2015.
Annabel Mbugua, 22, and Jordan Golding, 20, join as apprentices. Further new appointments include account executive Anneka Williams, 25; digital account executive Connor Hassall, 24; and digital media assistant Kimberley McDonald, 24.
MediaCom Birmingham launched its apprenticeship scheme last year with the appointment of Reece Lloyd, who has now been offered a permanent role as a media assistant.
Reece, 19, said: “The media and marketing apprenticeship was really exciting as the industry is thriving. My apprenticeship enabled me to work across a wide range of accounts so I gained varied experience.
“I was ready to start a degree in sports journalism when I was offered the role at MediaCom and it was too good an opportunity to turn down. I’m really happy that I chose this route because it has kick-started my career and I’ve had invaluable work experience whilst earning a qualification and getting paid.
“I’m now looking forward to sharing my experiences with the two new apprentices as their ‘go to’ person on a daily basis if they need any advice or have any questions.”
Account executive Anneka Williams says she was attracted to MediaCom Birmingham by the career-development opportunities the agency offers.
Anneka said: “I joined MediaCom Birmingham as they are a really caring agency with good ethics. I’m working across all media channels for some really big brand names including Slimming World, which is a fantastic opportunity.
“My career goal is to work my way up and I know that I will definitely get the chance to do that here.”
Paul Bramwell, managing director of MediaCom Birmingham, said: “It is really important for us to regularly bring young talent into the business to fuel our continued growth, we are very happy with our latest recruits who are already proving a valuable addition to the team.
“The apprenticeship scheme has been a really successful investment for MediaCom and something that we will continue to grow in the future.
“We give our apprentices a mentor and buddy to help them settle into the work environment and have regular reviews to discuss their progress and ensure they are achieving their goals. We provide them with educational, professional and pastoral support.”