It’s not easy to walk into your dream creative job, but here’s the place to start

Creative, media and the arts covers everything from film to fashion, music to computer gaming. The creative industries are very popular, with lots of competition for job roles. It’s not easy to walk into your dream job in television or the fashion industry, so an apprenticeship can be a great way to get a foot in the door.

Creativity takes on many forms and, likewise, the creative industry encompasses a broad array of jobs requiring different practices, talents and skills. The apprenticeships in this section sample a good portion of that range. If you’re technically savvy, then you could use the latest digital imaging techniques in a variety of visual effects or photography-related roles, or help rig the lighting for a playhouse. If you like working with your hands, then consider the signmaking apprenticeship.

There are also opportunities to join the exciting world of broadcasting via an apprenticeship scheme. Anyone hoping to join television or radio in a technical role would be well advised to read up on how to become a broadcasting production assistant or outside broadcasting engineer.

There’s a strong administrative side to this sector, so you could find yourself helping to promote a live event, or organising member information for a theatre. You’re able to work as a publishing assistant, where you’ll provide support for specific areas across all key parts of the publishing process, from the conception of a book, digital product or journal, through to the production, in a variety of paper and digital formats. You could even take on a more socially engaged role by working for a community arts programme.

The Apprenticeship Guide sector head