- Studied: Foundation Art and Design
- Marketing Assistant at Helen Dimmick
There is beginning to be more and more opportunities for students in Blackburn
Rachel is currently studying Foundation Art and Design at Blackburn College and is completing a marketing placement with Blackburn based jeweler Helen Dimmick.
“I am really enjoying my placement. Recently, I have been helping to plan our social media strategy for the next year which involves identifying the right target audience and with the aim of increasing Helen’s followers, engagement and raising awareness of Helen’s brand, primarily on Instagram.
“I have been helping Helen with photography and also working on Instagram stories and using Adobe Premiere Pro to edit footage together. We are working on a documentary project with some other students that will showcase and document the work that students from College are getting involved with in partnership with Helen.
“I would like to study marketing at university next year. I have applied at universities in both Liverpool and Manchester, but this experience for me has been a big thing because I haven’t studied marketing before, I am getting practical experience and industry practice from working with Helen. I have studied some online courses and I think the studying I have done, in addition to the experience on this placement, will stand me in good stead for when I start university.
“There is beginning to be more and more opportunities for students in Blackburn such as this partnership with Helen and Blackburn College which is a step in the right direction.
“It can be hard to gain experience especially over the last couple of years with the pandemic. College has really helped me. I spoke to my tutor and said that I wanted to learn more about marketing and within a week we had this placement sorted out and I’m extremely thankful.”