The cultural industries (e.g. craft, cultural heritage, literature, performing and visual arts) make an important contribution to tourism and the visitor economy in Yorkshire & Humberside and the UK. An Apprentice could work for a design firm or a no design business that uses designers in part of its operations.
They will assist a designer or design team and build specialist skills. Employers look for work-ready individuals who have good English and Maths, strong ICT skills and a good understanding of what it takes to work their way up in the creative industries – including the capacity to work hard, efficiently and in teams.
This apprenticeship is available as a Level 3 Framework in Creative and Digital Media. An apprentice could work for a Creative and Digital Media firm or a business that uses Digital Media in part of its operations. Both the apprentice and the employer will be able to tailor the programme, selecting a combination of options including radio production, editing, interactive media, audio-visual journalism, camerawork and photo imaging. The aim of the qualification is to develop digitally aware and work ready employees who are multi-skilled and can work cross-platform. This apprenticeship framework has been developed by creative industries and presents exciting career opportunities for new entrants. The apprenticeships duration is 24 months on program.
This apprenticeship is available as a Level 3 Framework in Design. This Apprenticeship covers a range of design areas, including Graphics, Web Design and 3D Design. Design is a broad term, and designers can work in a range of industries including graphics, print, packaging, web design, and furniture and product design. While each industry requires specific skills, all designers work to come up with a concept that both serves a purpose and looks good. It’s a challenging and creative role. The nature of the Design Apprenticeship will depend on your employer but there are opportunities to work in any of the following areas: graphic and multimedia design; interior design as well as construction-related industries including kitchen and bathroom design; and product design in the manufacturing industries, packaging or furniture design. The apprenticeships duration is 24 months on program.
If the student is interested in a career in Fashion and Textiles or in learning the skills necessary to become a Sewing Machinist, Textile Operative, Pattern Cutter or Dressmaker, an Apprenticeship in the Fashion and Textiles Industry could be the right choice. They could work in an organisation which produces items of soft furnishings, clothing or alterations in a variety of organisations such as bridal shops, interior soft furnishing shops, garment manufacturers or tailors. This apprenticeship is available as a Level 2 Framework. The apprenticeships duration is 12 months on program.