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Meet Monica Rowlinson

Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprentice

"Digital marketing is a whole new world to me and so I’m excited for the new experiences, such as attending events and learning new skills."

Monica Rowlinson

I have only recently started my Level 3 Digital Marketing Apprenticeship, and I already feel like I have learnt so much. As a digital marketer, my role will involve promoting and selling Invotra’s intranet. I was interested in this role as it combines my interests in people and communication, problem solving, and graphic design. I have already been able to put these into practice through tasks like helping to create social media posts. I, like many young people, have felt pressured growing up to know exactly what I want to do in the future, but this apprenticeship will give me a chance to explore within a real workplace and find where I best fit in. 

I do not have much experience previous to this role, as I have only just finished my A levels, and have only had a couple of part time jobs. It has been a big change moving to the “real working world”, and one that was daunting, especially as so many of my friends chose the university route instead, but the Invotra team has made it easy and enjoyable, and I feel like I’ve fit in right away. I like that there is so many apprentices here- you feel like you are part of one big group, all learning together. No one is the one single “newbie”.

Before starting at Invotra, I was worried about how well I would fit in having never been “tech savvy” or good with computers. Growing up, I had always thought that the office/corporate environment may not have been a good fit for me, however, since I’ve been here I have realised that your experience will vary from company to company. ‘Office/corporate’ doesn’t have to equate to repetitive, or dull, like I had once assumed. I’ve learnt in my short time that a great culture and positive relationships between employees matters more than the ‘type’ of job. I would never have imagined myself in this kind of position before, but I couldn’t be happier with my decisions and the path I am on.

The thing that surprised me the most after joining invotra is the team mentality. Everyone has been more welcoming and supportive than I could have wished for. I was worried that, as I was joining as an apprentice, I would be pushed aside or wouldn’t be seen as a true part of the team, but it’s been the complete opposite. I have felt so comfortable with everyone and have been able to freely ask questions to whoever may be around at the time. I instantly felt like I was part of the team, being pushed and given real tasks to do within the first few days. It’s so nice to feel included and recognised despite being so new. It’s clear to see that every single team member is treated with equal importance and value, and this has really stood out to me.

Digital marketing is a whole new world to me and so I’m excited for the new experiences, such as attending events and learning new skills. I’m looking forward to my journey as an apprentice at Invotra and what the future holds.

Find out more about apprenticeships with Invotra or read more case studies from other Invotra apprentices here: Meet our apprentices