Are you thinking about a career at Protocol and want to get a taste of what life is like here?
‘My Protocol Journey’ will tell you more about career progression at Protocol and why we love what we do. We work hard and enjoy the rewarding benefits together in a nurturing, fun environment. We like to think of ourselves as one big family – and we’re only getting bigger.
To continue the My Protocol Journey series, we would like to introduce you to Sam Miles, Senior Marketing Executive. Sam has been part of the Protocol Family for just over 2 years and is based at Head Office in Nottingham. Here’s what we found out about Sam’s Protocol journey:
What did you do before Protocol?
I had worked in marketing for four years before joining Protocol, three of those in recruitment marketing. I have an English Degree, so the creative part of marketing attracted me in and then I found I really enjoyed the stats and tech side of things as well. There are new things to learn every day in a marketing role, new software or changes to social media means every working week is different and working across multiple brands and projects with Protocol is very exciting.
Tell us about your career progression to date.
I joined Protocol as a Marketing Executive and I’ve been given numerous learning opportunities from online courses to in-person workshops (when we could do those) and I’ve had the chance to undertake an apprenticeship to get on the ladder with the Chartered Institute of Marketing. I’ve recently been promoted to Senior Marketing Executive and one of my new responsibilities is line managing a member of the marketing team. I’m grateful for the opportunity to learn more about people management, something I’d done very rarely before.
What do you enjoy about working at Protocol?
Protocol is a fantastic environment to work in. I’ve been supported 100% of the way in my role and helped to achieve some great things. Everyone at Protocol is happy to lend a hand – in my own team we work across many different projects collaborating and learning from each other and every other team has that same ethos. I’ve worked on projects with all the teams at Protocol and everyone goes the extra mile. It makes life as a Marketer easier when everyone is creative and has lots of great ideas that they want to bring to life.
We also run a brilliant quiz (and many other fun activities as well but I like really like a quiz).
Why would you recommend us to a potential candidate?
If you’re looking for a career in marketing, there is no better place to learn your craft and build your career. You will get the chance to work across multiple brands within Protocol and develop skills in so many different areas of marketing from PPC, SEO, Design, Merchandise, Email Marketing and everything in between. Every day is different, and you’re given the autonomy to structure your day to your liking as long as you get the job done.
If you’re looking at the other roles in Protocol, the same message applies. It is a great place to build your career. You’re given the freedom to work in the way that gets the best out of you, you’re supported every step of the way and given the opportunity to learn more, gain qualifications and progress.
Keep a lookout for our next instalment of My Protocol Journey!
We’re always on the lookout for talented, passionate people to join #TeamProtocol. If you think you’ve got what it takes, or are intrigued about working with us, we want to hear from you.
Check out our current vacancies!