As a supporter of apprenticeships in the PR and marketing industry, we were pleased to accept an invitation from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) to present at their recent event, aimed at encouraging local businesses to recruit apprentices.

Both our MD, Mike Maynard, and one of our current apprentices, Freya Ward, presented at the event, which was also attended by Tim Loughton, MP for Worthing East and Shoreham. While there were several high-profile speakers, Napier was the only employer chosen to present, and was able to discuss first-hand the benefits of recruiting, as well as being, an apprentice.



Last year Napier launched their year-long marketing apprenticeship programme, recruiting Freya as the company’s first ever apprentice. Following her success, Napier have since appointed a second apprentice, Bryn Rainford, and are currently recruiting for their third apprentice to replace Freya, who will soon be joining the team permanently as an account executive.

Apprenticeships have proved to be a great way for Napier to recruit talented, enthusiastic people to our team, while providing our apprentices with invaluable on-the-job practical training, a personal mentor, industry insights, and a long term, broad and balanced vision of professional development.