Creative Industries - Apprenticeships Sector in the Spotlight

A new film has been launched by the National Apprenticeship Service to
encourage more young people to take up an Apprenticeship in the creative
sector.

The film features four young people working in
different creative industries who share their stories about how an
Apprenticeship set them on their way to a future career in the creative
sector.

The four rising stars from BBC 1's The One Show, digital
media agency Twofour, photography company Seven Spring Studios, and
creative industry training provider Diversity in Visual Arts, also talk
about the varied job roles and opportunities available.

Luke
Boatright, 21, formerly an advanced apprentice in Creative and Digital
Media at the BBC, and now a junior art director for BBC 1's The One
Show, who features in the film said:
"My Apprenticeship gave me
experience, one of the best qualifications possible in the TV industry,
as well as the opportunity to build a network of contacts. The
experience has proved invaluable. The creative industry is incredibly
broad in terms of the type of job you could end up doing so an
Apprenticeship is a great way to explore what's on offer. I would
definitely encourage more young people to think about doing an
Apprenticeship."

The other stars of the film are:
• Selene
Shaw, 20, is a marketing assistant and advanced apprentice in creative
and digital media at Diversity in Visual Arts in London
• Rich
Thompson, 21, is a junior assistant producer and formerly an advanced
apprentice in creative and digital media at digital media agency Twofour
Digital Ltd in Plymouth
• Lydia Cobb, 19, is a studio assistant and advanced apprentice in photo-imaging at Seven Springs Studios in Dorchester

Dinah
Caine, CEO from Creative Skillset, said: "Providing opportunities for
young people from a range of backgrounds to enter the creative
industries is vital to keeping the sector vibrant and fresh.
Apprenticeships offer young people the opportunity to build skills,
experience and contacts in this competitive and fast-paced sector. They
give employers access to a diverse talent pool and the opportunity to
train the next generation with the skills needed to help the UK creative
industries maintain their excellent standing around the world."

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