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Exeter College Marketing Apprentice Earns Early Promotion

A digital marketing apprentice with one of the region’s leading housebuilders has earned promotion – just months after starting his new role.

Barney Munn, who was appointed as Barratt Developments’ first marketing apprentice in Exeter, has been promoted to apprentice marketing executive by the five star housebuilder.

Barney joined the Exeter-based team, which looks after Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes, in the region last year and has now been given more responsibility, something he said he was excited about.

I’ve really enjoyed working as marketing apprentice with Barratt and am so happy with my promotion. I’ve learnt a lot since I started here, and my confidence has grown considerably. My knowledge of the business has grown too. Thanks to the training days and courses from Barratt, I now have a better understanding of housebuilding and how everything works outside of my department,” added Barney.

Having joined the team at Barratt after leaving Exeter College last year, Barney said he had been really keen to secure an apprenticeship rather than opt for university.

I was really interested in media and business and wanted to move into something where there was practical experience and I could have an influence on the business and customers,” he said.

His role includes a wide range of marketing disciplines with a focus on digital activity for the housebuilder. He spends four days a week in the business and a fifth studying for the other parts of his qualification.

Barratt Exeter’s marketing manager Alex Jones said:

It’s been lovely having Barney as part of our team and I’m so happy we’ve been able to give him this promotion – he’s worked really hard for it. As a high performing business, it’s great to work with people like Barney who are looking to develop a career in a challenging and rapidly developing industry.”

The company is set to replace Barney with another marketing apprentice based in the Exeter office.

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