Chippenham based business Purpol Marketing has recently recruited a 4th major cohort of Kickstart students taking the total to 160 placements offered since the start of the scheme.
The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to create new job placements for 16 to 24 year olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long term unemployment. Employers of all sizes can apply for funding and Purpol founder Denise O’Leary seized the opportunity to provide 44 additional placements for her innovative remote Digital Marketing Internship Scheme which started on 29/11/21.
Denise Commented – “We continue to have such amazing feedback from the Kickstart placement students so we wanted to help even more young people. We again had huge demand and the 4th cohort means that so even more young people can benefit.”
Having already successfully run 113 Kickstart placements in 2020 -21, and secured many job roles for young people, Purpol Marketing are delighted to have secured and recruited these additional placements. Our Digital Marketing Assistant roles, which are fully remote, build experience in many aspects of marketing from marketing strategy and social media, websites and SEO. We also cover career development and broader entrepreneurship skills.
The new students started with an exercise on what they are looking forward to, which had a wide variety of answers:
“While completing this Kickstarter placement I’m most looking forward to learning a new skills and meeting new people whilst doing it, I hope to gain the confidence in a working environment to go on and achieve bigger things.”
“During my time in this scheme, I want to gain more knowledge into marketing and how it works, I also am looking forward to being more creative. “
“The thing I’m most looking forward to working at Purpol marketing, is learning what exactly it will take to become a successful Graphic designer, and building my portfolio for when I get the opportunity to work at the big film or gaming companies like Marvel or EA.”
“During the scheme I’m looking forward to gaining lifelong skills that can be applied and utilised into my future career, I’m excited to learn from such a successful and knowledgeable company like Purpol Marketing.”
“The things I’m most looking forward to is having the opportunity to get an insider look at the marketing industry and all the best techniques that are used by yourself and other successful experts in this field. I am also looking forward to diversifying my skills and pushing myself out of my comfort zone – as this will be key to my growth.”
“What I’m most looking forward to is acquiring an understanding of marketing to better serve my desired web-development career, which focuses on SEO and mobile responsive technology, as that accounts for 80% of search engine traffic.”
“Thank you for your zoom call this morning it was great and I was happy to meet with you and the rest of the team. I am extremely excited to start my placement and improve my knowledge within marketing. Also I can’t wait to start all the projects you’ve got in store for me during my placement.”
“Learning under the world’s favourite marketing agency, Purpol Marketing and multi-award winner Denise O’Leary, seems like a great opportunity regardless of my desired career. But thankfully, seeing as the two are interlinked, it’s a fantastic opportunity.”
Denise commented “We truly think this is a great programme and want to assist as many young people as possible, I am delighted we can extend our placement to help even more young adults explore their career options and learn more about Digital Marketing.”