Social Media case study

Ian Chalmers - Level 1 Social Media

"Prior to studying the course, I was unemployed and actively seeking work. Through working with the Jobcentre Executive Work Club, I was told about employability projects ran by Newcastle College which focus on improving your skills in order to find employment. During one of my visits to Newcastle College, I attended a presentation on the proposed Level 1 in Social Media. My interest was piqued immediately.

I had always had an interest in new media, especially social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Vine. The presentation convinced me of the value in the course and how it could strengthen my job prospects. I enrolled as soon as I could and in no time I was starting the course.

The Level 1 in Social Media was a fantastic experience. The course was designed with people like me in mind and the facilities blew me away. The enthusiasm displayed by tutors was really inspiring and they tailored the course to meet our needs. All of my expectations were totally exceeded.

Through studying the Level 1 in Social Media, I was able to secure employment with a notable French organisation within furniture design. I utilise the skills gained from the course to mentor suppliers on how to implement social media strategies to promote the brand and strengthen their relationships with customers. I’m testament that Newcastle College can help you get the skills to find employment."