New Marketing Apprentice joins virtualDCS…remotely, through the cloud.
Sixteen-year-old Max Elvin joined the team as an apprentice on the 9th March this year and has had a somewhat unconventional introduction to the business.
Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, Max had two full working days in the company’s head office in Leeds before virtualDCS decided to temporarily close its doors and commence remote working. Luckily, working for a cloud computing company, Max has all the tools in place for him to hit the ground running and continue his learning.
virtualDCS has an ambitious growth plan in place and Max will be helping the business to achieve it’s goals, getting involved with both its internal and external marketing communications and strategy.
Why an apprenticeship?
“I wanted to get some real-world experience that I can then use in a digital marketing career, at the same time as learning on the job.
As soon as I came for the interview, I knew straight away that virtualDCS was the right fit for me and that it would be somewhere I’d love to work. The team here is brilliant and every single person has an impact on the growth of the business, including myself. I really feel like part of the team and not ‘just’ an apprentice”, said Max.
Remote working as an apprentice
“There is a lot to learn when starting a new job,” he continued, “but we’ve been having a lot of Microsoft Teams calls, using video and chat. We’ve also been able to share screens and complete training online.
Although working at home wasn’t what anyone expected, I’ve still felt really welcome in the business, and everyone is very supportive. One of the company values virtualDCS has is to be an ‘awesome place to work’, and I can honestly say it’s an amazing place to work, and a great team to work with – regardless of where we’re physically working.”
Max is the 6th apprentice to join virtualDCS, with others moving on to permanent positions within the business.
Nikki Towler, Marketing Manager at virtualDCS said: “Max has impressed us with both his dedication to virtualDCS and his learning. In the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, he’s already helped the team promote several CSR initiatives, including our offer for 6 months free Microsoft Teams and our Coronavirus Yorkshire Business Support Group.
By raising awareness of this, there is no doubt that he’s helped many other organisations adopt remote working and stay productive during this difficult time.”