£501 - £1500

Shola West

A passionate Gen z’er’ blazing a trail within a career in tech and encouraging others to do the same through apprenticeships.


I jumped straight out of college at 18 to become a Digital Marketing Apprentice for Multiverse the fourth fastest startup in Europe. In a team of 2, I had taken on a huge amount of responsibility very early in my career, leading communications with over 1000 apprentices, organising events and running social media channels. As my experience within my apprenticeship gave me the chance to excel in my career quickly and with significant responsibility, I decided to document my journey on LinkedIn. Naturally, there is a negative stigma around ‘apprenticeships’ so I wanted to show other young people and anyone who would listen why they are so great. Check out my TEDx talk titled ‘Apprenticeships Can Take Ambitious Youth From The Streets To The Boardroom‘ From there, I began to build my personal brand as a Youth Activist featuring on the likes of BBC, Spotify and The Guardian. I am now on my journey to building a thriving career within the Tech Industry, as a B2B Marketer and blazing a trail for young professionals behind me through my platform Youth Unlocked.