This week Matrix247 welcomed in Wave 7 of Rochdale’s National Citizenship Service (NCS) programme to provide an innovative and interactive workshop. This fantastic team of young adults received an introduction to the business and how Matrix247 helps businesses improve their communications using the latest advancements in telecommunications, mobiles and superfast broadband. They also learnt how Matrix247 helps its local community with staff volunteering to work on projects and giving back.
Several members of the Matrix247 team spoke to the group, discussed their job roles and how they started their journey at Matrix247. It was important for the young adults to know that there are different paths they can follow to get the career they desire. Mia, who started at the company nearly 5 years ago, got involved with Matrix247 through an apprenticeship in Digital Marketing and Social Media. “The classroom environment wasn’t for me. I wanted to get stuck in working and start earning money, so I could buy a car and get on the property ladder”. Now working full-time while studying a chartered institute of marketing degree, Mia creates all the social media, websites, email campaigns and marketing for the company.
Josh, who previously worked at a children’s nursery, wished to work at Matrix247 to earn more money than he was before. “My goal was to get on the property ladder and an apprenticeship with Matrix247 has allowed me to do just that”. By studying customer service courses Josh has progressed through the business shortly to become a project manager and being a proud homeowner in 2 years.
Apprenticeships are a really great way for young adults to start their careers and can avoid huge university debts. They make hitting personal goals such as buying a house, buying a car, and enjoying a work-life balance very achievable and rewarding.
Sarah has worked at Matrix247 for 13 years and started via an apprenticeship. “I’m glad I didn’t go to college, but I’m so glad I have got my qualifications behind me too”. By completing customer service courses, business admin and a management course part-time at Manchester University, Sarah has quickly progressed through all aspects of management in Matrix247 and now holds the position of Director of Customer Services and Director of Billing, taking care of 1000 valued customers.
Rochdale’s Wave 7 of NCS young adults presented an inspiring pitch on how they propose to help the local community through volunteering to raise awareness about Dementia. The team have worked extremely hard, and Matrix247 are excited to see their journeys develop and for them to become the future entrepreneurs they aspire to be.
Throughout the day, Claire the Partner Support Manager shared numerous stories and examples of what employers look for and how they can stand out against competition to achieve a position in their chosen career. In addition, Claire shared best practice to enable success for their winning dragons den style charity pitch. Watch this space, they could become their own boss one day as part of the Matrix247 Partnerships Programme. Anything is possible.