And myself, I'm from a working-class background in Manchester, so I may not have thought advertising was a career I could go into and then here I am 12 years later.”
Without going off topic too much, we wanted to highlight how Rebecca, the Senior Talent Development Manager at the UK's largest marketing communications agency, is currently completing an apprenticeship herself - albeit with a different provider. It shows that no matter what level you are at, whether you're starting or experienced in your field, there's always room to better yourself.
Rebecca would add how impressed McCann and herself were with the calibre of talent we presented and how we worked with them.
“There's things like the calibre of the applicants and the candidates that you get because of that robust assessment centres, that everyone goes through. And when it comes to the things like coach to learner ratio, that's just where you want to see it in terms of the, the coaches don't have 60 people that they're looking after and and you know that you're apprentices are going to get that attention. And I think the way that they work with us in terms of keeping us up to date on all we've got this new apprenticeship out isn't pushy.
When it comes to the learning, digital is the way now, so working with a digital first learning provider, they've worked out a lot of the kinks that a lot of us have then struggled through in the last two years trying to adapt things. So when it comes to the way the learning's delivered, it's seamless as far as I can see, I've not heard of any problems from the teams.”
Rebecca Philbin, Senior Talent Development Manager, McCann Central