Stafford PR firm invests in the future with apprentice appointment

Josh_smallA Stafford-based public relations and marketing agency has demonstrated its commitment to investing in young people by taking on an apprentice.

Josh Myatt joins Changeworks Communications after leaving Walton High School earlier in the summer and now he hopes to build a career in business administration.

The 16-year-old has been taken on to help maintain the smooth running of the firm’s office in St Alban’s House as Changeworks looks to expand its already impressive client portfolio.

Sue Tupling, Changeworks Managing Director, explained: ”We’re looking to take on new clients and need additional back-office support. As we’re committed to our local community and offering opportunities to young people, taking on an apprentice was the obvious thing to do.

“We also believe that young people are vital to the long-term success of our business and the local economy. The only way to ensure a sustainable future is to give them opportunities such as this.”

As part of his apprenticeship, Josh will study one day a week at Stafford College where he will work towards an NVQ Level 2 over the next 12 months. If successful, he’ll then progress to NVQ Level 3.

A keen footballer and Liverpool fan, Josh said he is looking forward to facing the challenges ahead.

“I’m really excited about this opportunity and working with the Changeworks team,” he said.

“The company has a number of high profile clients and the work is varied which makes for a very interesting working environment and I’m sure I’ll learn a lot in the months and years ahead.”

Established in 2007, Changeworks employs six full and part-time staff as well as several associates with a broad range of expertise in PR, marketing, social media, photography and video production.