With a strong interest in media, Jasmine Claxton left secondary school after completing her GCSEs to attend college, securing a place on a two-year B-Tech level 3 diploma in Creative Media.
Since completing her course, Jasmine has opted to take a different path to the majority of her classmates and instead of applying to university, has accepted an apprenticeship position at U-Explore, a company that offers independent careers advice solutions to schools across the UK. As Jasmine opted for a college course that offered a vocational route, rather than an academic one, it allowed her to experience a type of education that put her skills and knowledge into real-life scenarios, something she feels gave her a sizeable advantage when it came to applying for an apprenticeship.
Jasmine opted to apply for a position at U-Explore as it fitted her long-term career goals perfectly; with a strong focus in digital marketing and a unique vision for the future which would help her develop her skills in a fast-paced sector.
In addition to in-school career guidance services, U-Explore has recently launched a new product called Start, a free online careers guidance product. Jasmine’s role has been helping the team develop and launch the product across England. The product is designed to work as a one-stop-shop for career information, allowing the user to personalise it with current choices, preferred sectors and general interests, which then gives suggested career paths and also invaluable advice on how to achieve specific careers.
Jasmine’s college course has given her a fantastic set of skills, meaning that she’s already equipped for the working world, while her unique insight on the current teen generation has had a really positive impact on the way the company works and how it tackles our product development plans for the future.