Sink, tap and appliance manufacturer Franke has appointed Max Girdwood as marketing support coordinator, after he completed a Level 4 Marketing Executive Apprenticeship with the company.
In his full-time role, 20-year-old Max is responsible for supporting Franke’s UK marketing team on a range of tasks.
These include updating the company website, overseeing the design and development of the brand’s suite of brochures and marketing literature and managing the image library.
Franke has recently launched its first pan-European campaign “The Great Stage”, following the launch of a new corporate identity.
Girdwood began his 18-month apprenticeship programme with Franke in 2021, where he undertook both on and off the job training overseen by apprenticeship provider The JGA Group.
After completing various assessments, he was awarded a CIM Certificate in Marketing before securing the role with Franke.
Commenting on his new position, Max Girdwood said: “I’m delighted to have been made a permanent addition to the Franke team and to have the chance to continue developing my marketing skills within this prestigious business.
“I chose to complete an apprenticeship because of the opportunity to learn new skills and earn on the job. It’s been a fantastic experience that’s paved the way to an exciting new career, and I would highly recommend this route to other young people.”
Jo Sargent, sales and marketing director at Franke UK, added: “We are delighted to welcome Max as a permanent addition to the marketing team.
“He’s been a real asset during his time as an apprentice and I’m sure he has a bright future ahead.
“Apprentices are an important asset to the business as they bring fresh new ideas and enthusiasm to their roles.
“It’s great to be able to provide young people with the opportunity to start their career and earn a wage, whilst gaining their qualifications.”