Friday 22nd September 2017


“My Apprentice Journey” by 3aaa Apprentice, Joe Crees

Joe Crees is a Digital Marketing Apprentice who has recently completed his Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprenticeship with the 3aaa Middlesbrough academy.

After being out of education for some time, Joe was keen to refine his knowledge and get back into education, learning new skills. Before joining the 3aaa Middlesbrough academy, Joe was in full-time employment, so an Apprenticeship was the most practical way of getting back into education, and still receiving a salary.

After researching Apprenticeships and looking to go down this route, Joe attended various interviews and meetings with multiple training providers, establishing who could help him gain a qualification through high-quality mentoring and training in the workplace;

“3aaa stood out to me for several reasons. For starters, they are a national company with a great reputation, their interview process was professional, whilst at the same time making you feel comfortable and they demonstrated an eagerness to find me the right employer to work with, which was refreshing.”

During his time at the academy, Joe was supported by the 3aaa Middlesbrough team, “The 3aaa staff were always very welcoming and were always interested in your progress in the workplace.”

The classroom instruction that is delivered in our state-of-the-art academies, equips our Apprentices with the technical knowledge and skills, both specific to their job role and about the profession they are entering, that can be applied in their workplace, promoting personal and professional learning development and growth.

Alan Green, Customer Experience Manager at the 3aaa Middlesbrough academy, commented on his experience of Joe during his academy sessions:

“Joe is an excellent role model. He worked hard, recognised his challenges and put all of his efforts into overcoming them. He has fantastic communication skills and all in all, a credit to himself and his employer.”

Joe started, and completed his Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprenticeship with MyFirmsApp, an App development firm in Darlington. After the successful completion of his Apprenticeship, MyFirmsApp recruited Joe as a full-time employee.

“I would absolutely recommend an Apprenticeship with 3aaa. You are given the opportunity to develop skills, both professional and personal, in a short space of time. You are learning the skills you need to build a career, which you can take anywhere, and learning in the workplace, where knowledge and skills can be applied, allows you to progress further, quicker. “

The 3aaa Middlesbrough academy is just one of our 38 academies providing high-quality training programmes to individuals like Joe who truly want to succeed and build a career for themselves.

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