As the digital sector continues to grow, many people feel overwhelmed and apprehensive when thinking about how to approach a career in the industry. Fortunately, Agent Academy has stepped in to guide and assist young people in taking their first steps into such careers.
Agent Academy is a training and development programme, which was established around three years ago in response to the issue of young people leaving education without the skills that the creative and digital industries require. The Academy offers multiple courses with their main programme running for 12 weeks, 3 times a year. The programme consists of an attendance of two days per week, where students are guided through a curriculum that includes strategy, communication, presentation, and a client challenge, which acts as a real life experience. The Academy works with local universities and colleges and all students have the opportunity to receive advice from experts in the digital and creative sectors.
The Baltic Triangle is the ideal location for Agent Academy, as at the end of each course, the students find themselves embedded in the area’s industry. In the most recent programme, 40% of students are now working in the Triangle and 100% have jobs in digital and creative sectors.
Social media and marketing skills are becoming increasingly important in the modern business world. Moreover, Liverpool has one of the fastest growing digital and creative sectors in the UK, which is largely accredited to the thriving Baltic Triangle. Young people often have the necessary social media skills, but lack the means to develop them and apply them too the working environment. Agent Academy focuses on translating these skills into research, market strategy, presentation and communication, all vital to securing work in this field.
Many people who enrol on the programme are surprised at the extent of the digital community and the available opportunities Liverpool has to offer. The concentration of digital and creative businesses in the Baltic Triangle offers a sense of hope for developing a successful career in this city. Agent Academy understands that jobs in this sector can be 24/7, so it is important for people to enjoy what they are doing. The Baltic Triangle offers an exciting environment to work and play, which has a vital role in maintaining high job satisfaction in the area.
For more information, visit http://www.agentacademy.org.uk