Today’s Top Talent and Former Apprentice Showcases and Shares His Skills With Apprentices
By Daniel Hobson
CELEBRATING NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK:
Our local lad, Warren Bickley, 19 who attended Great Wyrley Performing School and former Apprentice (graduated from his Apprenticeship in 2013) began his flourishing career at Lightbox in April 2012 as an apprentice web developer and just under two years later is heading up web development at the marketing, PR and digital services agency and supervising a current web developer apprentice.
Fast tracked to success, this former apprentice and Cannock born teenager is multi-talented and has recently branched out into home interiors setting up ecommerce business Rock My Roost with Lightbox employer and boss Rob Pollard.
Never one to boast or rest on his laurels, Warren shares his insights, skills and thirst for knowledge with current apprentice Richard Campbell-Innes this week to celebrate National Apprenticeships Week.
Warren Bickley, Lead web developer, Director of Rock My Roost and former apprentice says of his current status: “Everyone thinks I’m pretty crazy to be giving up my spare teenage time to set up a business in my spare time after working a full day in the office, but what a way to kick-start your career by working alongside your boss on a new business!
“I love to learn new things and have a thirst for knowledge, but equally love to share what I learn through social media, blogs and informal conversations. Heading up web development at Lightbox is a great way to share what I’ve already learned and equally listen and learn from others as web development is continually evolving and you never can be on top in the digital world as it’s too vast!”
Current apprentice and Lichfield born Rich Campbell-Innes is three months into his apprenticeship and is thriving in the young, creative and experiential environment at Lightbox and says: “ Web development was always an interest of mine, but as a music and art lover, my first career path was music until I was lured into web development. Working with former Apprentice Warren is inspiring as he’s so young and experienced; which is great.”
National Apprenticeship Week shares its time with National Careers Week and celebrates training, learning, further education and ‘on the job training’ through National Apprenticeships.