Teen scoops top job at Google

A Kent sixth former’s search for his dream job has left him feeling lucky after scooping a sought-after apprenticeship.

Matt Quinney was one of 800 young hopefuls who applied for the vacancy with Google’s marketing team.

The 18-year-old Maidstone student stood out from a group of 120 candidates at a selection day at the social media giant’s headquarters in London, and after a one-on-one interview was among 14 picked for the role.

Matt said: “Google was really interested in the skills I had developed at school including the business challenge.

Matt Quinney

“They were looking for somebody with marketing experience who had worked in a team, so this put me in a great position.”

The business challenge, which is now in its 10th year, gives students the chance to complete project-based work with local businesses with one group picked to win £1,000.

Jane Prideaux, head teacher of Maplesden Noakes School in Buckland Road, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for Matt and he has done exceptionally well to secure an apprenticeship with such a high profile multi-national company.”

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