Ellis Clark, 22 from Brynmawr, started his Level 3 Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media in 2015. Whilst completing his apprenticeship Ellis worked as an Apprentice Craft Editor for ITV Cymru Wales.
Before the apprenticeship, Ellis worked as a Video Editor for BRfm Radio. As part of his role, Ellis produced and edited music and event videos as well as completing sound and social media work. After his time with BRfm came to an end Ellis was keen to carry on with a career in the creative industries, and after doing some research and finding the apprenticeship opportunities Ellis decided to apply.
I was looking to further my career in the media industry and I knew an apprenticeship would be a good way to start.
As Apprentice Craft Editor Ellis edited videos with Avid software and created graphics on a daily basis. Ellis also created promos for the different programmes that aired on ITV Cymru Wales. One of his apprenticeship highlights was editing videos for the live broadcast and highlights of the Rugby World Cup in 2015.
Whilst working as an apprentice I was able to be part of a number of different projects including Wales at Six, Reels on Wheels and Welsh Politician of the Year.
Following his apprenticeship, Ellis secured a job as Production Specialist for ITV Cymru Wales and continues to work there.
Every day can be different as a Production Specialist. One day I might be doing sound for the news programme and the next I could be directing. It’s a varied role which makes it an interested and satisfying job to do.
In 2016 Ellis won an award for ‘Production Specialist of the Year’ at an internal ITV awards ceremony. Ellis was chosen as the winner out of the whole of the United Kingdom.
The apprenticeship helped me get my foot in the door. Without the apprenticeship, I wouldn’t be where I am today.