National Apprenticeship Week takes place between the 4th and 8th of March, celebrating the impact of apprenticeships on individuals, employers and the economy.
Weber Shandwick in Scotland has run a highly successful apprenticeship scheme for the last three years, which has been pivotal in bringing fresh ideas and approaches to our business.
We celebrate National Apprenticeship Week by speaking to some of our apprentices and graduates of the initiative. Today we meet Iain Hall.
Where and what did you study?
University of Melbourne to do Politics and Spanish and then the University of Glasgow to do fast-track LLB and MSc Political Communication
Interesting fact about you?
I was in a print advert for Pokemon cards with my mate Andy when I was a kid, sadly though my modelling career stalled after that.
Favourite campaign at the moment?
I love working on the respectme anti-bullying campaign whenever I get the chance, the team is great it is really satisfying working for an account where society benefits too if you it goes well.
What role are you in?
I’m an Apprentice at the moment. I’m spending most of my time in the Glasgow office with the PR team but I’m also spending some time with our Public Affairs team who are based in Edinburgh.
Why the Weber Shandwick Apprenticeship Programme?
After graduating with a Masters in Political Communication I knew I wanted to work in media and comms but didn’t have a huge amount of experience. A scheme where I could get a lot of training in an industry leading company seemed like the ideal fit.
The wee boy in me says Livingston FC but I already invest a worrying amount of my time there! More seriously though I’d love to work with VisitScotland.