Before setting up his own studio, Leonardo da Vinci spent six years learning his craft as an Apprentice. More than 500 years later, Apprenticeships are still a great way to get your break in Arts, Media and Publishing.
The arts world covers everything from film to fashion, music to computer gaming. While it’s the artists and actors, musicians and models who take centre stage, they wouldn’t be there without armies of assistants and teams of technicians – just take a look at the number of crew members listed in the credits next time you watch a film.
Media and publishing is even bigger business. It’s changing fast as ‘old’ media – newspapers and magazines, TV and radio – takes on board the developments of ‘new’ media offered by the internet and mobile phone technology.
Imagination and a flair for English, art, music or a similar creative subject can help you succeed in the creative industries. But this is also a sector where passion and hard work will get you far.
Arts, Media and Publishing is a popular and competitive sector. It’s not easy to walk into your dream job in TV or the fashion industry, so an Apprenticeship can be a great way to get a foot in the door.
Don’t expect the red carpet treatment right away – long, often antisocial hours are not unusual, and the pay is often not great for junior staff. But the work is fun and fulfilling, and you’ll be working with interesting and creative people.
Source: National Apprenticeship Service