At the start of Sophie Hope’s apprenticeship, she was asked about her hopes and expectations. As time nears the end of her apprenticeship, we felt it was a good time to review her experiences, things enjoyed, and lessons learned.  
 
Sophie has been with Footstools Direct for almost eighteen months and has developed her skills greatly throughout her journey. She has completed all modules and exams and passed them all.  Sophie has worked hard to enhance her knowledge both on her own initiative and at the workplace and it has really helped her development in her role and helped her understand more about the intricacies of the job. 
 
Asked what her favourite part of her Digital Marketing apprenticeship Sophie said, ‘My favourite part has been how much there is to learn. You can never be stuck for things to do as the various aspects to learn and explore in my role are endless.’ Throughout her time at Footstools Direct Sophie has managed social media, email marketing and assisted in improvements to the website. She has been supported in this by her apprenticeship provider and staff at Footstools Direct. 
 
Sophie said that the thing she has enjoyed the most is learning how everything works behind the scenes. People scrolling through social media and Google don't know the work that goes on behind the scenes.  For instance, how much there is to do when posting a photo, writing blogs, and imparting useful information about the business for users of social media. Sophie relates to the detail and processes involved in bringing all the elements together.
 
In her time at Footstools Direct Sophie chronicled the manufacture and delivery of almost one hundred seating cubes to the world-famous Cavern Club in Liverpool. She has also been involved with other prestigious seating projects with retail brands such as the Sidemen, ASOS, Footasylum and Clarks Shoes. 
 
Andrew Lydon (MD) said that the time since Sophie joined Footstools Direct in the Summer of 2022 “has simply flown by. She has fitted in seamlessly and is a valuable asset to the business in areas such as website updates, social media, and blogging.” Her digital marketing skills have been honed throughout the apprenticeship and she is now ready to embark on fresh future challenges.
 
She is due to finish her apprenticeship in December and has completed all the work and finished all her portfolios ready for the end assessment! We wish her the best of luck and are confident she’ll smash it and secure the brilliant final apprenticeship result she deserves. 

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4.9 Rating 103 Reviews

Michelle Garrod

Verified Customer

Excellent UK handmade quality & service, no complaints here!

15 days ago

Vikki Read

Verified Customer

Beautifully made , perfect size . Andrew & team very efficient , good advice on matching colours to existing furniture ( ordered a small grey tartan )- if only I'd been as quick to decide ... took me a year to choose the colour !

17 days ago

Anonymous

Verified Customer

Good quality product with smart appearance.

18 days ago

Mary White

Verified Customer

Superb quality and very good value for money

19 days ago

Adrian Mowbray

Verified Customer

Excellent customer service. Highly recommended. Really great footstool

21 days ago

Anonymous

Verified Customer

As usual I was last minute looking for a gift so needed fast turn around, made a quick phone call and all was very prfessionally sorted out, very happy with footstool and service was exceptional

22 days ago

Patrick Ryan

Verified Customer

Very high quality , solid wood and turned perfectly. Great fit for my foot stool ( replacement of castor legs). I highly recommend.

1 months ago

Anonymous

Verified Customer

Great and friendly service. Very helpful staff when I rang with questions and they sent out fabric swatches straight away. Kept up to date on delivery. Product arrived unfortunately with wrong legs but this was quickly resolved by them sending the correct ones. Would recommend.

1 months ago

Anonymous

Verified Customer

Ordered a footstool to replace one ravaged by time and cats. There is a large range of sizes and patterns and the one I ordered in Terracotta was a good match in life to the online picture and seems to be well made. It was delivered within 2 weeks of the order and the price was very reasonable compared to others I had looked into. In summary 5*

1 months ago

Anonymous

Verified Customer

Beautiful footstool fabric was the perfect colour and made to perfection I was worried when I ordered as to what it would be like when it arrived but needn’t it was perfect, my Dad loved his gift I would definitely order again from this company.

1 months ago