Apprenticeship Scheme Launches for Creative & Digital Industry


Creative and Digital Media Apprenticeships offer a great way to harness fresh new talent that understands the digital world.  They provide £10k worth of industry designed training, professional development  and up skilling of existing or new staff across a 12 month period and at no cost to your company (excluding the wage that you pay them).

Many employers are taking on apprentices to help support project delivery, build and run their websites, develop social marketing strategy and run events.

Following on from our recent launch of the Creative and Digital Media Apprenticeships at Apple’s headquarters we have a further 20 free and fully funded apprenticeships available to employers now.

The BBC and Channel 4 are already doing them along with dozens of smaller employers – however they will not necessarily remain free and fully funded indefinitely. 

What is a digital apprenticeship?

A Creative and Digital Media apprenticeship typically lasts a year and enables your employee to be trained outside of the workplace for up to a day a week. The apprentice gains an industry recognised qualification whilst learning the skills required for them to the job well.

Apprentices earn while they learn and do real jobs for real employers. There is no set rate of pay however all employed apprentices must receive a minimum of £95 per week although in many cases the average wage per week is higher.

Digital apprenticeships can help businesses across all sectors. They can help grow your business, build your customer base and develop your online offer, from your website to social network marketing.

Apprenticeships ensure that your workforce has the practical skills and qualifications your organisation needs now and in the future. The mixture of ‘on and off job’ learning ensures apprentices learn the skills that work best for your business. Over 130,000 companies offer apprenticeship places because they understand the benefits that apprentices bring to their business – increased productivity, improved competitiveness and a committed and competent work-force.

What are the Benefits to your business?

The Creative and Digital Media Apprenticeships programme will:

  • Train your apprentice to Level 3 (equivalent to two A Levels). This training is valued at over £11,000
  • Assess and train your apprentice to Level 2 in English, Maths and ICT
  • Drive productivity and competitiveness
  • Reduce HR and recruitment costs
  • Equip staff with industry leading skills and A level equivalent accreditation
  • Enable a higher level of competency and performance
  • Motivate and provide professional development for employees
  • Provide ongoing training and support for existing or new staff
  • Create a more diverse talent base
  • Increase staff retention and satisfaction 

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