This week Matrix247 welcomed in Wave 7 of Rochdale’s National Citizenship Service (NCS) programme. 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. The young adults 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 there are different paths they can follow to get the career they desire. Apprenticeships are a really great way for young adults to start their careers and avoid huge university debts.
Started at the company nearly 5 years ago and got involved with Matrix247 through an apprenticeship in Digital Marketing. “The classroom environment wasn’t for me. I wanted to get stuck in working and start earning money. This way, I can 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.
Previously worked at a children’s nursery and wished to work at Matrix247 to earn more money than he was before. “My goal was to get on the property ladder, an apprenticeship with Matrix247 has allowed me to do just that”. By studying customer service courses Josh has progressed through the business. He is now a project manager and a proud homeowner.
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. Sarah is now the Director of Customer Services and Director of Billing, taking care of 1,000 valued customers.
Throughout the day, Matrix247’s Partner Support Manager, Claire, shared numerous stories and examples of what employers look for. Also, 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.