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Creative, Digital and Media Apprenticeships: What you need to know and how to apply for the right one for you

Creative, digital and media apprenticeships offer you the chance to be a part of an exciting, rapidly growing industry. The opportunities available to school leavers are so diverse, from publishing to media and digital marketing, there’s plenty to choose from. Do you think you could be a part of the next generation of innovation?

What will Creative, Digital and Media Apprenticeships involve?

Creative, digital and media apprenticeships guarantee to offer excitement as technology constantly evolves no one knows what’s next for this industry and with that comes a challenge to keep up to date with the latest news in the industry. Through an Apprenticeship, you’ll combine study with on the job training, gaining qualifications, skills

Did you know that the creative industries are worth almost £10 million an hour to the economy? Figures suggest that the creative industries are now worth a staggering £84.1 billion per year to the UK economy. Read the full report.

There is a broad range of Apprenticeship opportunities available to you, let’s take a look at a small handful of creative, digital and media Apprenticeships that you could be doing:

Social Media and Digital Marketing Who isn’t on social media nowadays? The presence of people of all ages on social media in today’s society means the use of social media is crucial to businesses. Social media apprentices will manage channels daily using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest to connect with your target audience, to do this you will need to create interesting and exciting content that appeals. You will also answer any queries via social media providing excellent customer service.

Digital marketers do the job of a social media apprentice as well as developing an SEO plan to bring more traffic to the website, they will also be involved in other marketing plans such as affiliate, email campaigns, mobile and pay per clicks campaigns.

Design – There is a wide range of disciplines you can work within design. You could work as a graphic/multimedia designer, interior designer, product design or even fashion and textile design.

Copywriter – Copywriters work closely with the content marketing team to find efficient practices. You’ll develop your knowledge of SEO and find what works and what doesn’t. Copywriters create engaging content to drive traffic to the website, you will learn all about meta titles and descriptions and upload to the website using CMS for example, WordPress.

Skills needed for Creative, Digital and Media Apprenticeships

Are you dynamic, creative and driven? These are all qualities of an excellent creative, digital and media candidate. To work in this industry you need to be adaptable and keep up with the times. You’ll develop knowledge and an understanding of the industry throughout your Apprenticeship, you will also develop excellent written communication skills, the ability to manage deadline and work under pressure and analytical and networking skills.

Creative, Digital and Media Apprenticeship Frameworks

Here is a list of current Creative digital and media Apprenticeship frameworks:

  • Creative and Digital Media – Level 3
  • Social Media and Digital Marketing – Level 3, 4
  • Digital Learning Design – Level 3, 4
  • Public Relations – Level 4
  • Broadcast Technology – Level 6
  • Photo Imaging – Level 3
  • Technical Theatre – Level 2, 3
  • Community Arts – Level 2, 3
  • Live Events and Promotion – Level 2, 3
  • Design – Level 2, 3
  • Print – Level 2, 3
  • Jewellery Manufacturing – Level 2, 3
  • Fashion and Textiles – Level 2, 3

You might not know but Apprenticeships are changing. Frameworks don’t always work and considered too qualification lead, therefore now all frameworks will be replaced by standards which will meet the needs of both the employer and the apprentice with a focus on knowledge, skills and behaviour which should be acquired throughout the Apprenticeship.

Creative, Digital and Media Apprenticeships Standards

Let’s take a look at creative, digital and media Apprenticeship standards that have been approved for delivery:

  • Broadcast Production Assistant – Level 3
  • Digital and Technology Solutions Professional – Level 6
  • Digital Marketing – Level 3
  • Junior 2D Artist – Level 4
  • Junior Content Producer – Level 3
  • Outside Broadcasting Engineer – Level 7
  • Assistant Technical Director – Level 4
  • Bespoke Saddler – Level 3
  • Bespoke Tailor and Cutter – Level 5
  • Broadcast Production Assistant – Level 3
  • Creative Venue Technician – Level 3
  • Cyber Security Technologist – Level 4
  • Data Analyst – Level 4
  • Digital and Technology Solutions Professional – Level 6
  • IS Business Analyst – Level 4
  • Junior Journalist – Level 3
  • Live Event Rigger – Level 3
  • Organ Builder – Level 3
  • Spectacle Maker – Level 3

The following shows standards that haven’t yet been approved for delivery and are currently in the development stages:

  • Animator – Level 7
  • Blacksmith – Level 3
  • Bookbinder
  • Broadcast and Communications Engineer – Level 6
  • Broadcast and Communications Principle Technologist – Level 7
  • Broadcast and Communications Technical Operator – Level 3
  • Broadcast and Communications Technician – Level 4
  • Clock Maker – Level 3
  • Community Arts Coordinator – Level 3
  • Community Coordinator/Associate Manager – Level 4
  • Creative, Digital Designer – Level 6
  • Cultural Heritage Conservation Technician – Level 4
  • Digital and Technology Solution Specialist – Level 7
  • Digital Applications Technician – Level 3
  • Digital Marketer – Level 6
  • Digital User Experience – Level 6
  • Fashion Studio Assistant – Level 3
  • Hand Engraving
  • Jewellery Maker – Level 3
  • Journeyman Bookbinder
  • Leather Craftsperson – Level 2
  • Live Event Technician – Level 3
  • Museum and Gallery Technician – Level 3
  • Pattern Cutter – Level 3
  • Photographer – Level 2
  • Production Manager – Level 7
  • Props Technician – Level 3
  • Publishing Assistant – Level 3
  • Puppet Maker – Level 3
  • Registrar
  • Stonemason – Level 3
  • Storyboard Artist – Level 7
  • Video Games Quality Assurance Technician – Level 4
  • Watchmaker – Level 3


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