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Katie Smith's first month at BBD Boom

Katie Smith | 9 February 2021 | 08:00

Your first day in a new role is always nerve wrecking, but starting a new position in the middle of a global pandemic is something else. After finishing my Media A Level, I immediately realised that I wanted to go into the digital marketing industry, but I wasn’t sure how to go about this.

I figured the best place to start would be focusing on some Digital Marketing courses, so I completed a few whilst looking for an apprenticeship. Then the BBD Boom apprenticeship came up; I instantly applied and before I knew it I was meeting the Solutions Team members; Imogen, Tommy and Katie T for a coffee (socially distanced, of course) and was offered the job the same day.

I was so pleased, as from the get go, BBD Boom showed to be a supportive and growing company. On my first day, I promptly started one of the HubSpot certifications that they recommended. Within my 3 weeks here, I have currently completed 4 of the certifications to help broaden my knowledge on Inbound Marketing. These certifications include: Inbound, Marketing Software, Sales Software and Service Hub Software. With the addition of a Google Display Ads course and a LinkedIn Beginners course.

I was very nervous to start my first day, even though it was only through a screen, but I was put at ease by such a warm welcome from the team. My first day was spent with Tommy, walking me through the ins and outs of BBD Boom and the softwares they use. I then began working through a training deck that was put together for me by the team.

At school I was a very creative person, and that was definitely shown through my work, so I was lucky enough to have been given the opportunity to create some social post designs for the Solutions Team, and some thumbnails for videos for a BBD Boom campaign in Canva. In addition to this, I was involved in a data cleanse to help improve the quality of our data within our CRM, HubSpot. 

The further I get into my time here, I am being awarded with more tasks to help the company and I am really feeling like part of the team. 

Overall, I have truly enjoyed my first few weeks here. The team is so supportive and welcoming. I am excited to continue learning and developing new skills to put to use! I cannot wait to see what the future holds for me here. 

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