Art ​Apprentice to Art Director, Molleasha’s Story​

Molleasha Quinn started her apprenticeship in 2015 on a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media. Molleasha, 20 from Cardiff, worked as an Art Department Apprentice for BBC Cymru Wales in Roath Lock, Cardiff.

Before the apprenticeship, Molleasha was studying her A Levels in Art, Media Studies and Design Technology. Molleasha wasn’t keen on going to University but she was certain that she wanted to study a creative course.

Molleasha said:

Vocational studying appealed to me much more rather than University. I knew I wanted to do something creative, but felt unsure what course to do because of how expensive and competitive creative courses can be. I really think an apprenticeship is the best way to start a career.

Whilst completing her apprenticeship Molleasha worked as an Art Department Apprentice on Casualty for 6 months and on Pobol y Cwm for the following 6 months.

Following her apprenticeship, Molleasha continued to work for BBC Cymru Wales as an Art Director.

Molleasha said:

I was asked to Art Direct with Pobol y Cwm at 19 before finishing my apprenticeship and I am the youngest to Art Direct continuously with the BBC, having stayed with them since April 2016.

As well as this Molleasha has kept herself busy by attending courses overseas as well as working freelance for other productions.

Molleasha said:

I did a short course in Graphic and Visual Design in Los Angeles during my time off, and am currently working dailies as a set dresser on Emmerdale and Art Directing with Casualty in the New Year.

Since completing her apprenticeship Molleasha has continued to work hard on a number of productions whilst creating a good name for herself as an Art Director. This would not have been possible without Molleasha having completed her apprenticeship.

Molleasha said:

The apprenticeship helped create my career. The duration of the apprenticeship lets you prove your capabilities to the employer and gives you the chance to get to know them over a long period of time. Building this kind of relationship is really hard to achieve through short work experience placements.

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