How my first week went as a new Content Creator Apprentice...
I'm thrilled to share the incredible journey of my first week as a content creator apprentice at Primary Care Academy Rochdale Health Alliance. From navigating new responsibilities to soaking up knowledge like a sponge, it's been a whirlwind of excitement and growth.
Day 1: Discovering my path
I have always had a passion for creating content, whether it's writing, photography or video production. When I stumbled on this opportunity to become an apprentice in content creation, I knew it was the perfect chance to turn my passion into a career. The excitement was palpable as I eagerly applied and awaited the outcome.
On my first day, I was nervous and buzzing with anticipation. I met my mentors, who welcomed me with open arms and introduced me to the team. They got me logged on and up to date with everyone and everything. We discussed the goals and expectations for my apprenticeship, setting the stage for the upcoming experience. It was such a relief being welcomed in such a conducive environment. I got stuck in adding the tasks and activities to my calendar that were planned out for this week.
The second day, I was so much more confident and relaxed. One of the most incredible aspects of being an apprentice is the opportunity to learn and discuss new ideas. I engaged in storytelling techniques by starting my blog and researching different areas of blogs. After writing about my first day on the blog, me and Joe (IT trainer) discussed the website and learned how to categorise and amend the database content. Whilst doing that I also added myself to the staff portal on the website and introduced myself by writing a little about me and my role.
The third day was all about planning collaborative Projects and Team Bonding Teamwork makes the dream work, right? Day three was dedicated to collaborative projects with Ruth, We brainstormed ideas, shared insights, and worked together to bring our visions to life. The camaraderie among us grew stronger, creating a supportive and encouraging environment. I arranged a discussion with Elaine (HART nurse) whose job is to help people who are homeless, we arranged a day for me to join her at the Petrus community in Rochdale and create content to raise awareness about her role and other's experience how they have overcome their struggles with addiction, so that people who have same struggles are aware of where they can get the support they need.
Learning the Ropes of Content creation as a content creator, organization is key. On day four, I delved into the world of content by scheduling a visit to Peterloo Medical Center to create content, I met up with two team members (Joe and Jack). Once we were in Peterloo we rearranged the room to get the perfect setting for our content, we set up lighting, a tripod and a camera. After we set up we had a read of the questions and let the people who we were filming get prepared and have a read through them and explained what we were going to be doing today. I learned how to curate, schedule, and analyze content across various platforms. It was eye-opening to witness the behind-the-scenes efforts that go into maintaining a consistent and engaging online presence.
The final day of my first week was all about looking at the footage from yesterday's work. finishing my blog and brainstorming new ideas for upcoming events. Looking through the footage and discovering new ways to produce it. I and Joe looked at some new equipment that would be useful for content-creating days such as a gimble/ tripod and a microphone so the audio of the footage would be better. Throughout this week of my apprenticeship, I'm constantly encouraged to think outside the box, push boundaries, and experiment with new ideas. Whether it's brainstorming sessions, collaborative projects, or attending creative workshops, I'm honing my creative instincts and discovering my unique voice.
As I reflect on my first week as a content creator apprentice, I'm filled with gratitude for the incredible opportunities and growth that lie ahead. Each day brought new challenges, but with each challenge came a chance to learn and improve. I can't wait to see what the future holds as I continue this exciting journey. Stay tuned for more adventures in the world of content creation!