Top tips for AS and A-Level Results Day

Ahead of AS and A-Level results we asked our Digital Marketing and Bid Officer advice for results day!

Breige, tell us your background?

I studied Communication, Advertising & Marketing at Ulster University, Jordanstown graduating in July 2017. My course had a great variety of options as there was 3 sectors to go into. Popular career options after this course are; Digital Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, Social Media and Communications.

What made you choose your course?

When I was applying for courses through UCAS, I found it hard to decide which career path was for me. Through researching I found numerous courses which I felt were suitable for myself and ended up choosing CAM which was a 3-year course and an optional placement year. My placement year was exciting and I would recommend everyone to complete a placement if the opportunity is there.

Tell us a bit about your role with Michael Nugent Ltd

When I first seen my role being advertised, I was very intrigued. The engineering industry is a fast-paced environment and so is digital marketing, therefore I was interested to know more. Through reading the job description, the variety of the role was brilliant. I have always been an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual, so I thought the range of duties would suit me perfect.

With a passion for creative writing and digital content, on a daily basis I am proactively working on the companies branding, marketing strategies, bid writing entries, news articles, project profiles, award entries and much more developing my skills along the way. My daily tasks differ from managing social channels, creating various technical documents, analysing and reporting engagement to liaising with construction companies to create dynamic bid documentations for tendering. No two days are the same in my role, which is why I enjoy it the most! I collaborate with multiple departments within the company, therefore communication for my job role is key.

If you could provide any advice to individuals for results day / picking their courses, what would it be?

Good question! My advice would be to look at all the options, just because your friends are going to university, it doesn’t necessarily mean this option is for you.

There are many other educational options such as; Northern Regional College, Southern Regional College, South West College etc. These are opportunities where you can study and earn during your degree, study at college and move forward to university and so forth, there are so many options! I was once told ‘better informed students result in better decision making’, and I do believe it’s true, research all your options and you will find the correct career path for you. Wishing you all the best of luck!