Like Facebook? Make It Your Job! YouPro Selection Day in the UK

Do you use Facebook, Twitter or YouTube? If you are aged 18-23 and not currently employed or in training then the YouPro project could be for you. We are holding our next selection day on Wednesday 23rd July 2014.

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What is it all about? For six weeks, you will learn about the latest in social media and online marketing techniques. Short, snappy promotional videos? We cover them. Effective Facebook campaigns? You got it. Taking promo shots and creating marketing slogans? You’ll learn about that too, with the support of experienced professionals who have been there and done it.

So it is another internet marketing course? Yes, the course covers cutting-edge social media and internet marketing techniques. But, you will also gain valuable experience in the world of work: we have partnered with Nottingham business to provide each learner with a work placement that runs alongside teaching and learning. This means that in the morning you could be learning about effective blogging; in the afternoon, you could be writing a blog post for a local business that is depending on you to increase their online visibility. To date, YouPro learners have worked for big corporates such as Coca-Cola, public sector organisations such as Rushcliffe Borough Council, and micro-sized organisations in a range of sectors. So, not only will you gain the knowledge and skills, you will also pick up valuable workplace experience.

OK, but what happens to learners at the end of the course? To date, almost all YouPro learners have achieved positive outcomes from the programme. Some have been offered apprenticeship positions or part-time work, others have been offered full-time positions. You will interview for an apprenticeship with one of our partner businesses at the end of the programme; this does not guarantee you a position, but we are confident that you will be ready to enter the world of work after the programme.

How do I get involved? Get in touch with us on, or call the College recruitment team on 0115 9146414. The next selection day takes place at the College’s Maid Marian Way site on Wednesday 23rd July 2014.

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