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What is the Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media?

This Apprenticeship covers roles across the creative and digital media industries including TV, film, digital graphics and photo imaging. There are many job roles from production and editing to camerawork, interactive media and photography.

You must be 16-24 years old at 1st August 2013 to be eligible for this course.

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The creative media industries are rapidly evolving. New entrants will need to have an understanding of these industries. Many roles require both technical and creative abilities.

Employers look for work-ready individuals who have good literacy and numeracy, strong IT skills and a good understanding of what it takes to work their way up in creative media – including creativity, the capacity to work hard, work effectively in teams and deliver to deadline.

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What to expect?

During the Apprenticeship you may be working as a production runner, a production assistant, a digital assistant, an assistant to the camera crew, an editing assistant or as a production secretary.

You will develop an understanding of the end to end production cycle in relation to different platforms e.g. audio, visual, interactive and emerging technologies and post production, to different genres e.g. entertainment, drama, news, sport, children’s and in different formats e.g. live, studio and online.

You and your employer will be able to tailor your Apprenticeship programme, selecting a combination of options including Production, Editing, Interactive Media, Audiovisual Journalism, Camerawork, Set Design and Photo Imaging.

Training and duration

The apprenticeship will last for 12 months and includes the following elements

Preparing to work in creative media

  • Awareness of employment in the creative media sector
  • Communicating and presenting ideas in the creative media sector
  • Creative Media industry awareness
  • Professional behavior in the creative media sector
  • Awareness of converging digital technology in the creative media sector
  • Awareness of health and safety

Creative i-media

  • Pre-production skills
  • Social media development
  • Digital media skills for asset production
  • Research for creative media production audiences and products
  • Interactive multimedia design
  • Creating an interactive digital animation

Diploma in Creative and Digital Media (Here is a sample of the module choices available)

  • Creative Media industry awareness
  • Prepare assets for use in interactive media products
  • Write and edit copy for interactive media products
  • Create 2D animations for interactive media products
  • Record audio-visual journalistic material
  • Edit audio-visual journalistic material


The Apprentice must be aged between 16-24 on 1 August 2013 for the Digital Media apprenticeship or the Live Events apprenticeship, have achieved a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at A-C and must not have a degree.

Employment / Salary

As part of the apprenticeship you will be employed with a suitable employer. If you are already employed at a events company you can get your employer to refer you as an apprentice and continue your employment with them. If you are unemployed Dv8 will aim to match you with a suitable employer.

While the apprentice is at work the employer is will provide a basic salary. A minimum of £100 per week, full-time or £60 per week, part-time (3 days).


The apprentice will be based with the employer on a full or part time basis. Class room based training takes place 1 day per week at a DV8 training centre. Our training is delivered by active industry professionals with extensive experience.

How to apply

We are recruiting now – Media August 2013 / Events August 2013

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