How to be a great Apprentice… Some tips from the top

Vox Pictures

We asked Llyr Morus, Producer/Head of Production at Vox Pictures what he thinks makes a great Apprentice in this industry…

  • Have an interest in drama
  • An awareness of current drama trends
  • A clean driving licence
  • The flexibility to work unsociable hours
  • Be good with early mornings!
  • Be a team player!
  • Have energy and enthusiasm!
  • Good social skills and enough respect to work with actors, crew members and members of the public
  • Know the importance of confidentiality – so as not to share knowledge about the production outside of it
  • Have confidence! Especially when joining a crew for one day only (as a ‘Daily’), when you don’t have much time to settle in or make an impression.

More about Llyr…
Llyr Morus started his career working in production over 27 years ago – working initially on Light Entertainment shows in studio and on location before moving into Children’s Television. 22 years ago he started working in Drama, working both in Welsh and English and working his way up from Runner to Production Executive and Executive Producer. His career has seen him work in the independent sector as well as being a staff member at BBC Wales and BBC Studios for many years. His credits as Production Executive include Upstairs Downstairs, Wizards vs Aliens, The Game, Eric & Ernie and Under Milk Wood.

Llyr is a keen advocate of developing new talent within the industry and was the BBC representative on many development boards and Executive Producer on the It’s My Shout short film scheme for 4 years – a scheme that has been successful in introducing many new diverse talents to the industry. Currently Llyr holds the position of Producer and Head of Production at Vox Pictures with recent credits including Un Bore Mercher/Keeping Faith 3, Cyswllt and Fflam.

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