1. a person who is learning a trade from a skilled employer, having agreed to work for a fixed period at low wages.”
This is what I was preparing for. Fresh out of school, I got ready to go into the working world to build and hopefully excel in a career in Social Media. After completing a twelve month course, I achieved a level three qualification and along the way worked with a range of clients, getting involved in networking events, making some mistakes, but all the time learning and earning.
And it was done. Completed. I was offered a permanent position.
I cannot lie and say it’s been the easiest time. There are daunting factors you have to overcome, such as your first client meeting, first networking event, the moment you first mess up and have to face the consequences. But then I read this:
“SFEDI and the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) are holding a Celebrating Enterprise lunchtime event at the House of Lords on Thursday 23rd October, 12.30 – 2.30pm and we are delighted to inform you that Georgia Tims has been shortlisted by our Advisory Council for the Enterprising Learner category/award.”
Pardon me? House of Lords? Shortlisted? Enterprising Learner award? Surely this was a mistake? But it seems somewhere along the lines of my apprenticeship, that twelve month course, and those occasional blips I had done something right, something that I could be proud of.
So, with just a few weeks until the event, the excitement has begun.
I’m looking forward to being able to share my experience with my friends and family and my colleagues at The Social Media Academy. Look out for my next blog piece shortly after 23rd October. And keep your fingers crossed for me.