Matt Pitman, a sixth form pupil at Truro School, has been offered his first full-time job as Videographer and Editor at Europe’s largest social influencer and marketing agency, Social Chain.
Social Chain has a reach of 305 million followers, owning large social media accounts such as Love Food and Student Problems. Matt will begin working with the company when he leaves Truro School at the end of June and will be predominantly working with the Love Food page, producing video content of food for their audience of around 10 million followers.
Matt, who has been following the company for years in the hopes that a Videographer position would come up, sent off his application via email late one evening.
“A lot of CVs they get sent are creative, last week a guy sent them a Lego version of their office and they get sent a lot of food. I was apprehensive about mine as it was just an email I wrote, but I wanted to make it jokey so I asked them what they’re favourite cake was and said I’d bring it to an interview if they offered me one,” said Matt.
Following his email, Matt received a response the next day asking him to get in touch for an interview and after a telephone interview later that week, he was then asked to travel to Manchester for a taster day.
Matt will start his job on 26th June, following his final exam at Truro School, and whilst most of his fellow classmates will be spending the summer preparing for university, Matt will be starting his first job in full-time employment in Manchester.
However, having also applied to five universities, receiving offers from his two top choices Ravensbourne and Salford, Matt has decided to defer his place for a year as a backup so that, should he wish to return to education, he will have that option in a year’s time.
It’s not often that a Sixth Form student manages to secure themselves full-time employment before they’ve even left school, let alone in their dream role. When asked if this made the whole application process with Social Chain more nerve-wrecking, Matt said, “It’s been the dream for the last two years to just visit their office, and whatever happened I was still going to accomplish that. I would still have got into university if I didn’t get it, so I would be in no worse position apart from I would have accomplished what I’d wanted so I just enjoyed it!”