National Apprenticeship Week
8 – 14 February 2021, Build The Future
Spotlight on Josh Deacon – Digital Marketing Apprentice
To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, we are shining a spotlight on our newest recruit, Josh Deacon.
Hi, my name is Josh and I’ve been the Digital Marketing Apprentice at PK Porthcurno since the middle of January. My role involves a variety of things, such as, monitoring active marketing programs and developing ways to improve those campaigns. I’m always thinking of ideas to enhance and grow the museum’s brand, as well as creating and scheduling multiple types of content to share on our various social platforms.
I have only taken part in a couple of sessions with the Digital Peninsula Network’s Digital Marketing Diploma, but I have already learned so much from the course, which I have been able to apply and adapt directly to my work at PK Porthcurno. The assignments make you explore the business you work for at a different angle than you would normally, encouraging you to think outside the box. It’s also a great experience being able to work on the Diploma with people from all walks of life, and across a multitude of different industries and professions.
The opportunity to become an apprentice at PK Porthcurno has really given me the chance to guide and develop my skills within a professional environment, to better myself – which is of benefit to me and the museum. But also, the ability to work and learn from some great colleagues, with vast knowledge and experience within the industry. Doing all of this would be much more difficult if it wasn’t for the apprenticeship scheme.
Josh Deacon, Digital Marketing Apprentice
“We are really thrilled to have Josh on board. He comes to PK Porthcurno with a range of existing technical and marketing skills, and we are looking forward to seeing how these develop over the course of the apprenticeship. The apprenticeship scheme, with training provided by Digital Peninsula Network, is a great opportunity to bring fresh talent into the museum, providing a clear pathway for both employment and professional development.
In the short time that Josh has been with us, he has already made a positive impact within the marketing team, generating new ideas and a fresh perspective, guided by the expert training he is receiving from DPN, and the support of colleagues at the museum.
We are pleased that we are able to offer this valuable opportunity in what is a very challenging time.”
Aletha Mays, PK Porthcurno, Marketing and Communications Manager
“Apprenticeships are quickly becoming the lifeblood of the Cornish economy. They provide an invaluable route to sustainable employment for Cornish workers of all ages. Employers across the county are thriving from the ability to upskill their existing workforce or bolster their business with new and engaged staff through an apprenticeship.
DPN are proud to continue supporting businesses build their digital and online capabilities through our digital marketing apprenticeships. We are delighted to be supporting PK Porthcurno and Josh throughout his apprenticeship journey.”
David Rennie, Marketing/ Business Development Manager, Digital Peninsula Network
If you’re interested in finding out more about the apprenticeship scheme, visit the DPN website at: Digital Peninsula Network