At Walnut, we believe it’s important to give young people the opportunity to develop and grow, which is why we have taken on our new Digital Marketing Apprentice, Ruby Highfield!

Ruby, who is from the local area, completed her GCSEs earlier this summer and initially took on work experience after expressing an interest in design and marketing here at Walnut.

She has quickly settled into the office and has impressed us with her positive work ethic, confidence and willingness to learn, and is now Walnut’s first apprentice!

As part of her apprenticeship, Ruby has been working closely alongside our design team, learning more about the industry and completing design work for clients.

She will also spend one day a month out of the office, where she will attend a study day completing coursework.

Glen Crossland, Director at Walnut, said: “Ruby has produced some fantastic work since joining us, and has also assisted the team with ongoing projects.

“We all know how hard it can be sometimes for young people to get their foot in the door when it comes to job hunting and work experience, so we were delighted to take Ruby on after she explained she wanted to do some work for us.

“Ruby is enjoying working for Walnut, and we are looking forward to seeing her progress moving forward and gaining her apprenticeship qualification.”

You can get in touch with Ruby via her email at

To find out more about the services Walnut can offer you, get in touch with us at or call the office number on 01226 720711.