Creative and digital media apprenticeships

Types of apprenticeships that you can apply for in the creative and digital media sector.

This apprenticeship covers starting roles in a range of sectors, including digital, television, archive, animation, interactive media, film, photo imaging and radio.

Training opportunities

You’ll develop an understanding of the end-to-end production cycle in relation to different platforms, eg audio, visual, interactive and emerging technologies and post production. You could work in different genres like entertainment, drama, news and sport, and in different formats such as live, studio and online.

You and your employer will be able to tailor your apprenticeship programme, selecting a combination of options.

Types of apprenticeships

There are 2 types of creative and digital media apprenticeships.

Advanced level apprenticeship

You could train in roles like:

  • production runner/assistant
  • post production runner
  • broadcast assistant
  • archive assistant
  • animation assistant
  • assistant to the camera crew
  • junior designer
  • junior researcher
  • web coordinator
  • trainee/assistant photographer
  • digital assistant
  • production secretary

Higher level apprenticeship You’ll take on more specialised roles like:

  • online community manager
  • user experience co-ordinator
  • junior interactive product designer
  • junior interactive product developer

Apply for a creative and digital media apprenticeship

You can become an apprentice in England if you’re:

  • 16 or over
  • eligible to work in England
  • not in full-time education

If you took your GCSEs more than 5 years ago and didn’t gain a top grade (A or A*), or you don’t have good GCSE grades in maths and English, you’ll need to take a literacy and numeracy test.

Published 12 April 2012