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Diary of an Intern – My 1st Week

As I headed to the train station in Cambridge and on my way for my 1st day of helping at CFM Group as a Social Media and Digital Marketing intern, I was feeling just about every feeling there is to feel. Excitement, shyness, willingness to learn, apprehension, eagerness, uncertainty – they were all there, and that was just the tip of the emotional iceberg. I actually struggled sleeping the previous night..However, I was determined (and still am) to learn as much as I can about Digital Marketing in order to identify my strengths and weaknesses but also whether it is an industry I would like to work in, in the future. What is an internship? Simplified, it is an opportunity that companies offer students, in order for them to gain work experience in the field of their interest. I was often advised to take up an internship and also several times heard of…

Can Apprenticeships help SME’s?

If you are an employer or an owner of a brand new start up or SME, you have probably considered the pros and cons of employing an apprentice to assist you in your business. This is something you are not alone in, as there are 1000s of companies across the UK, from retail giants such as ASDA and Boots to small independent bakers that have taken on apprentices and seen the real benefits that they can provide. As an active and proud member of the Anglia Ruskin University Graduate Alumni, I work closely with Apprentice for at least 1 month a year. It was initially conceived as a way of giving back to the university that assisted me – partly – in getting where I am and I also concluded that there were many benefits after the first attempt. I may now employ a number of staff in Greece, Cyprus and Cambridge,…

Apprentice Month at CFM Group

We are pleased to announce the extension of our Partnership with Anglia Ruskin Alumni and happy to welcome Lola Feldman to our team at CFM Group ! It has now been a week since Lola resumed her apprenticeship as a Digital Marketing Apprentice. Lola is very new to marketing and hence her main focus for the moment is to get to grips with all types of marketing, like learning about Social Media, Analytics, Content Marketing and more which she is really excited about. This social media and digital marketing apprenticeship involves using communication and creative writing skills to engage with people online.  It’s an apprenticeship based around how companies use Social Media and digital technologies to market their business. We work with a number of companies in a variety of industries as well as clients’ marketing departments directly meaning that Lola could be working on just one product or business or for a whole host depending on the day.  This…

Alumni of the Month (ARU)

It is an honour to have been selected “Alumni of the Month” for the month of June by Anglia Ruskin University​ in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire​ ! Special thanks go to Beth Chafik and Helen Arnott of Anglia Ruskin University Alumni​ ! Our alumni are a constant source of inspiration to current students and our staff. Those selected for ‘alumni of the month’ are doing interesting and exciting things, or have made exceptional contributions to their chosen profession. You can read more by reading further down or clicking on the link below: http://ht.ly/nvH030cmeQj I am Nicholas Kalavas. I am originally British/Cypriot but was born and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece and moved to the UK to further my studies at the age of 18. I studied an HND in Business Economics, BA Hons in Business Management and MA in Marketing and Innovation at Anglia Ruskin University between 2002 and 2009. Throughout my…

Our CEO’s Speech at Anglia Ruskin University

As a proud member of the Anglia Ruskin University Alumni, CFM Group’s CEO, Mr Nicholas Kalavas was invited to speak to Business and Marketing students (both undergraduates and postgraduates) about his career and success so far and why he chose Marketing. Upon graduating all former students, regardless of what they were called when they were at Anglia Ruskin University, become alumni and are automatically members of the alumni network. Today there are over 100,000 alumni in 165 countries, including BBC presenters Nick Crane and Ben Garrod, NSPCC Chairman Mark Wood and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd as well as Nicholas Kalavas of CFM Group. Mr Kalavas’ speech focused mainly on the difficulties students will experience throughout their academic years and the path to founding a marketing company. If you would like to also read through our CEO’s insightful advice then feel free to click here: CFM Speech at ARU For more…

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