Earlier this week, Strawberry was invited to speak to Year 11 students at the Hymers College Careers Convention. I attended along with our Digital Director, James Greenwood, to provide advice and guidance to the students about what our jobs entail and how we got to where we are today.
We spoke to several students and their parents for over a few hours and at one point had to split up as we had a queue forming! It was great to meet so many students with a genuine interest in marketing and to be able to give them some top tips on how to achieve their career goals.
Many of the students we met are very career-focussed, which is fantastic to see, and keen to take us up on the offer of gaining some real work experience as part of the Strawberry Academy.
We set up the Strawberry Academy because we are committed to helping inspire Hull’s next generation of creative talent. We don’t want to see the ‘brain drain’ continue where our highly skilled graduates and young people think they can only have a long term marketing and design career outside of the city.
Our work experience programme is open to school, college and university students, along with graduates who would like to find out more about agency life after completing their degree. If you would like to visit Strawberry for some hands-on work experience or simply want some careers advice, get in touch and we’ll point you in the right direction.