Magna has appointed a former apprentice to the role of sales coordinator, to help manage increasing demand for events.
Molly May Charlesworth will now be responsible for helping with enquiries from those keen to hire Magna for meetings, exhibitions, awards ceremonies, conventions, concerts and weddings.
She has spent the previous 12 months at the venue on an intermediate apprenticeship in business administration, whilst studying with RNN Training – part of the RNN Group formed from the merger of Rotherham College and North Notts College.
Molly May, a former pupil at Horizon Community College in Barnsley, said: “The hands-on experience I have gained at Magna over the last year has been fantastic, and I’m excited to now take on more responsibility in this permanent role.
“I’ve always been keen to challenge the myth that apprentices are cheap labour, or people who fail their exams – and now I’m proof that apprenticeships can lead to really good things. I’m very grateful to the team at Magna for mentoring me and for now giving me this opportunity.”
As well as organising its own events, which include Oktoberfest, The Yorkshire Wedding Fayre and South Yorkshire in Business, Magna hosts corporate events for brands including Mercedes, Royal Mail, Kia Motors and HSBC.
John Silker, chief executive at Magna, said: “It’s been a great year so far for events at Magna, and as demand continues, we’re sure that Molly will be an integral part of the team. Her work ethic is second to none, and I’m pleased we are able to take her on as a full time employee following her time with us as an apprentice.”
Magna currently has five apprentices, who are working towards qualifications in business administration, corporate events, electrics, technics and maintenance.
Charlie Grayson, business development manager at RNN Training, part of the RNN Group formed from the merger of Rotherham College and North Notts College, said: “It’s great to see Magna investing in home-grown talent and supporting young people in the region, and we’re proud to work with them to place our students into apprenticeships. Molly May is another success story and we wish her all the best in her new role.”
As well as hosting events, Magna, which is housed in the former Templeborough steelworks near junction 34 of the M1, is an award-winning visitor attraction and hosts regular school visits.