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Promotions and new starters at Purpose Media

Posted onPosted on 4th Feb

Full service marketing agency, Purpose Media is celebrating national apprenticeship week (7-13 February 2022 #NAW2022 #BuildTheFuture) following the appointment of its 15th apprentice and the promotion of two former apprentices to senior roles.

Josh Donell joined Purpose Media first six years ago, and Olly Torrance the following year. Both (above) have followed a structured career development plan. gaining work experience in all areas of the business before settling into their preferred specialism. Josh found that his passion lay in front-end development, where he is now a senior developer, and Olly rose through the ranks to senior SEO strategist.

Purpose Media’s latest apprentice is Alli Howland, who joins on a digital marketing apprenticeship. The company has also strengthened its content team following the appointment of Olivia Beesley who has a degree in professional writing with media studies from The University of Derby. She joins from an event management and magazine publishing company, where she was a marketing manager.

Commenting on his promotion Olly said: “Working at Purpose Media exposes you to a vast range of industries and each approach needs to be unique. This challenging environment is always pushing the boundaries of your own ability whilst driving fast paced growth. I’m very proud of my achievement and very eager to get started in the new role and delivering great results for our clients.”

Josh added: “I have been very lucky to have great mentors over the last six years and have experienced first-hand the value of an apprenticeship. They enable young people to earn whilst they gain a qualification as well as the ability to gain softer skills that are invaluable in the workplace. Now I am in a senior role I am looking forward to nurturing the next generation of Purpose Media apprentices and helping them understand the company culture and needs of our clients.”

Founded in 2008, Purpose Media has always been committed to nurturing young talent by providing rewarding and long term career opportunities. Many former apprentices have won local and national apprentice of the year awards and the company has a successful track record of apprentices working their way up into senior management positions. Purpose Media partners with James Stafford from EMA Training, which manages the appointment of apprentices and arrange their ongoing learning and development.