A 21-year-old from the North East has become the first person to enrol on a 12 to 18-month apprenticeship in social media and digital marketing.

Kate Veitch, 21, from Gateshead, will cover search engine optimisation and website design, as well as techniques for marketing a business through social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

“I’m really interested in the marketing side of running a business so this course is perfect for me,” said Kate.

The apprenticeship, run by Access Training, will lead to a level three diploma in social media for business.

Managing director of Access Training Malcolm Armstrong said: “There is a requirement for businesses to recruit employees that are keen to work in this area and to develop these skills.”

Featured image caption: Kate signs up for new apprenticeship

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