- Date: 07/02/2022
A day in the life of a Communications Apprentice
Will joined the Honeycomb Group Communications Team last June after leaving college and a job in retail.
As an apprentice Will spends most of the week with the team working on internal and external comms, design work and website maintenance. The rest of the week, Will works towards his level 3 apprenticeship.
Find out what a typical day as a Communications Apprentice looks like here...
9am: I started my day checking my emails and spotted a document on The Hive (our intranet) which needed updating. The Hive is where staff find important information, contact details for teams and lots of fun updates so we always make sure everything is super relevant and easy to find.
One of the fun updates for today is the football predicter. It’s our version of fantasy football and helps our football loving staff stay in touch.
11am: I’m also working on a new section on The Hive. We’re recreating our about us section to make it easier for staff to search for teams, instead of individual staff members. There’s a lot of logistics which goes into this bit but a great chance to practice my organisation skills.
12pm: It’s lunchtime! I go for a chicken and bacon sandwich and catch up with the rest of the team. It’s so interesting getting to know the team and seeing all of the different roles in the marketing and comms world.
1pm: It’s time for some design work. I had only used photoshop a little before becoming an apprentice but now I’m using InDesign daily and learning to use Illustrator too. Design is something that I’m pretty passionate about. I love sketching designs and then seeing them come to life either online or in print.
3pm: I spend a bit of time each week checking in with my apprenticeship coach and a couple of apprentices on my course. It’s a group call and sometimes there’s a task like a piece of design work, today it’s a team structure piece.
4.30pm: It’s the end of the day. I head home and carry on with my car adaptations. I’m using my new design skills to create unique wheel caps for my mini. I can’t wait to see the final result!