Pinewood Studio Wales opened its doors to nineteen new apprentices this week. Each one will be completing a level 3 Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media with Sgil Cymru, whilst working for a year for a media company in south Wales. BBC Cymru Wales, Cardiff Theatrical Services, ITV Cymru Wales, Real SFX and Regan Management all return to the scheme as employers, and Welsh language broadcaster S4C have recruited apprentices on the programme for the first time.
The apprentices are employed full-time in a variety of roles. BBC Cymru Wales have a number of apprentices across different departments including drama, factual, online and multiplatform sport, whilst Cardiff Theatrical Services are hiring within scenic construction.
ITV Cymru Wales are employing News and Programmes apprentices, and Real SFX take on a Special Effects Trainee Apprentice for the fifth year running, their first apprentice having recently been named as one of the Emmy winners in Los Angeles for his work on Sherlock.
Regan Management’s apprentice will be working in casting in their busy Cardiff office, and all of S4C’s three apprentices will be working in archive.
Sgil Cymru’s Managing Director Sue Jeffries said “Every year we manage to find new and exciting talent to enter into this vibrant industry. I wish this cohort every luck in their chosen paths.”
Let’s meet some of this year’s apprentices.
“Through building my confidence when working with stage and aspects of creative industry, it helped me with taking direction and communication. The idea of walking into ITV where I will work for the year is amazing. In the future I would love to learn and work in the creative industry.”
Brooklyn Lloyd-Evans, News & Programmes Apprentice at ITV Cymru Wales
“I’ve always had to work full time due to providing for my family but always been passionate about carpentry. I am now ready to fulfil that passion with hopefully a long career in the scenic construction industry.”
Daniel Cooksley, Scenic Construction Apprentice at Cardiff Theatrical Services
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