This blog and video was produced by Marie Arnall, Creative Team Manager and former Apprentice.

 

Jobs in digital technology are being created twice as fast as other industries and people need to develop new skills to grow, adapt and thrive. It is vital that learning incorporates technical skills alongside ‘human’ skills like creativity and problem-solving. Apprenticeship programmes are an effective way to give young people and adults the opportunity to develop a well-rounded skillset that is applicable in their industry now. 

Corsham Institute welcomed their first apprentices in 2015. I was thrilled to be part of that first cohort. During my apprenticeship, I got the opportunity to be very hands on in a small team, which allowed me to learn a wide range of skills very early on, from video editing to social media management. Now, four years later, we’ve welcomed six apprentices through our door and I am pleased to be able to manage and develop the programme and continue to offer apprenticeship opportunities. We are very proud of our Creative & Digital Media Apprentices at Corsham Institute and, as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2019, we asked them about their experiences and thoughts. Watch the video below to hear from them.