Maya has been interning at BIG little LDN for a little over 18 months now. After finishing further education, she decided to take the plunge and join BIG little LDN as our first-ever marketing apprentice!
When Maya isn’t advising big brands on TikTok strategy, she can be found walking her dog, Klaus, her beloved rescue who she thought was going to be a German Shepherd, but turned out to be more the size of a Dachshund. On the weekends, she trades the dog-walking responsibilities with her Dad and spends her time at restaurants and food trucks where she can indulge in good food and pretend to be a critic.
I have just finished my A-level studies in English Literature, Business, and Psychology. I started interning at BIG little LDN whilst I was studying so I already know loads about the agency and the services we offer. Although I was only working a few hours a week, I've had some really incredible opportunities and experiences. I've been able to present ideas to clients, plan, create and post content to socials and attend award ceremonies.
I love the creative aspect of it, whether it’s through choice of words or colours. The flexibility and ‘up for anything’ attitude that is BIG little LDN allows for your imagination to run wild to create fun and personalised work.
I can't wait to spend more time working with the entire team at BIG little LDN. Everyone's got vast amounts of experience and worked with so many cool brands from a variety of sectors. I'm looking forward to learning more about our clients, meeting new people and becoming a familiar face of the agency at industry events. Being able to develop BIG Shot and spend more time on our BIG plans is so exciting. I've really enjoyed working with our cohort of young people so far, watch this space!
When people over-abbreviate or abbreviate in real life. Sometimes I find people abbreviating the most random phrases that no one, other than themselves, would know. What’s the point?! By the time they have explained it, or I’ve urban dictionaried it, they could’ve just bloody said it how it is.
I chose an apprenticeship over university because, in my opinion, it is the best way forward to progress in your chosen industry. As well as this, it allows people who are still not quite sure on what path they want to go down to test the industry without having debt or paying lots of money for maintenance. In fact, it does the complete opposite because apprentices are earning whilst learning.
I feel fortunate to have been offered an apprenticeship as it can be really competitive nowadays. It's great because I now have the opportunity to earn money and save up for things that bring me joy - travelling, clothes, and going out with my friends, whilst gaining more qualifications and learning new skills.
If I hadn’t chosen to do an apprenticeship, I would have gone travelling. And then during that time, I would have hopefully found the perfect destination to open my ‘Cookies and Coffee’ cafe in a nice, hot city.