To mark International Women’s Day and National Apprenticeship Week, we take a look at Chloe Crompton’s journey from apprentice to marketing and communications executive. As one of our many success stories, Chloe is a prime example of a woman who has gone on to achieve great things whilst working for us.
Chloe began an advanced apprenticeship in social media and digital marketing back in 2013. During her time as an apprentice, she played a key role within the Education and Skills team – helping to create content for the company website, update social media channels, source testimonials and coordinate email marketing campaigns.
She said, “I’ve always been career-driven. Since leaving college, I knew I wanted to pursue an apprenticeship and get into work rather than studying at university. Having a successful career is very important to me and I want to work my way up to hopefully become a marketing manager one day”.
It’s safe to say that Chloe is well on her way to gaining that job title. Following her apprenticeship, she was offered the position of campaigns assistant, but she didn’t want her learning to stop there. So, she completed a foundation degree in business management, then moved on to the BA honours business management top up – all whilst holding down her full-time job.
After 3 years of hard work, Chloe is awaiting her final results - but finishing her degree isn’t her only reason to celebrate. She recently received a promotion and is now marketing and communications executive for The Growth Company Education and Skills, taking her one step closer to her dreams of being a marketing manager.
Speaking of the help and support she has received during her time here, Chloe said, “My line manager and previous line managers have always been very supportive and helped to develop my skills from day one. Seeing female employees at The Growth Company in senior roles is very inspiring. It’s encouraging to see young female professionals in managerial roles, showing you can achieve success early on in your career.”
Chloe also has some sound advice for young females who are unsure whether to go to college or university:
“I’d say explore all your options and don’t just follow the crowd – there are loads of opportunities out there and you don’t just have to go to college or university because other people are. I’m so happy I chose the route I did because now I have 5 years’ experience, a business degree under my belt and a career that I love doing”.
If you’re a young woman who has been inspired by Chloe’s story, find out more about the wide range of apprenticeships we offer