An apprenticeship is a genuine job with training, meaning you can earn while you learn and gain the necessary skills and professional competencies in your chosen career.
These are available at various levels, and give a real alternative to traditional university courses. With Degree Apprenticeships you can study for a high quality qualification whilst earning.

Apprentices deliver significant economic benefits for each pound of investment. Employers value the benefits of added value and competitive advantage that apprentices can bring to their business.

Apprenticeships are both a great way to start a career and to develop a skilled workforce.

Creative Skillset is supporting "trailblazer" employer groups in developing new apprenticeship standards, which are replacing the old apprenticeship frameworks in England. Standards are a list of the skills, knowledge and behaviours an apprentice will need to have learned by the end of their apprenticeship.

Want to do an apprenticeship?

Getting into the screen-based industries can be challenging and competitive, but if you're keen to gain on-the-job experience, an apprenticeship can be a great way to get in or get on. You can develop your skills, experience and contacts and be learning while you're earning.  

Screen industry apprenticeships are available in the areas of broadcast production, broadcast engineering, VFX, journalism and content production. Find out more here.

Want to hire an apprentice?

Hiring an apprentice benefits your organisation in various ways, including helping to:

  • Tailor skills development to meet your organisation’s needs
  • Invest in your skills-base
  • Recruit and retain people from a wide range of backgrounds

After completing their apprenticeship 90% of apprentices stay in employment, 71% with the same employer (source: National Apprenticeship Week). Find out more here.

Clear about the apprenticeship levy?

UK employers with a paybill of at least £3 million are required to pay into the apprenticeship levy, set up by the government to fund apprenticeship training. Find out more about who pays the levy, how to pay and how to use digital training vouchers here. 

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