A happy Apprentice: Natasha Duncan working in Marketing at Mind Sports International

A happy Apprentice: Natasha Duncan working in Marketing at Mind Sports International

Natasha, 19, is doing her Marketing Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship with Acacia Training and Development at Mind Sports International in Plymouth, and she loves every minute of it.

From leaving school Natasha travelled and worked in Italy for 5 months on an Erasmus programme gaining valuable work experience. She discovered early that she preferred hands-on work rather going to University. She did Business at school and decided that this is what she wanted to do. Her friends also recommended an Apprenticeship to her because “…you can learn and earn money at the same time.”
Natasha saw the job offer of Mind Sports online and applied. It was clear from the interview that this is not your normal work environment. Mind Sports was created to bring more value to the Mind Sports, poker and gaming arenas through live events around the world. Natasha started the Apprenticeship in June 2016 and is already in charge of the Social Media campaigns, website reports and supports the company at the game events.
“The Apprenticeship is great and so is Jeremy, my Assessor. It is all very interesting for me and my job here is never boring. Everyone is very supportive and I am gaining great life experiences. My work is hands-on and I am going to achieve a recognised qualification. I would like to progress in my job and take a higher level qualification. I love the travel aspect of my job. I have already been to Madrid and Lyon this year and next year we have tournaments in Qatar. I couldn’t have done this with a College or University.”
Anne Willis, Natasha’s line manager says: “Natasha is great. She already got a pay rise after 3 months and is so reliable. She is flying through the qualification and we like the support and feedback from Acacia.”
Natasha says proudly: “I was so lucky to find this unique job in Plymouth and that I can meet and work with people all over the world.”
If you would like to start an Apprenticeship with us email: info.plymouth@acacia.ac.uk
Thanks to www.Mindsportsinternational.com