Welcome to our CRIW 2021 Apprentices based in north Wales.

Say hello to Tomos from Talysarn, Seb from Rhyl, Eleri from Caernarfon, Ryan from Harlech, Elin from Y Felinheli and Chloe from Prestatyn.  

Sgil Cymru has welcomed 6 new creative apprentices this month. Each apprentice will be completing their qualification through Sgil Cymru whilst working at several media companies in north Wales throughout the year. 

The CRIW Apprenticeship scheme is a brilliant way to come into the industry since it shows people how the sector really works, as the apprentices will be moving from company to company dependant on the length and availability of productions. 

Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport, Dawn Bowden, said: “-Investing in talent and skills initiatives across the whole of Wales is a key focus for Creative Wales. In doing so we’re contributing to the thriving creative industries in Wales, ensuring there is enough crew in the industry and, importantly, contributing towards the provision of long term, sustainable career prospects for young people who want to have a career in the creative sectors. We wish Tomos, Seb, Eleri, Ryan, Elin and Chloe all the very best as they embark on this exciting next step – Pob lwc.” 

“North Wales has been at the forefront of Welsh language media production for many years, and we take immense pride in our home-grown productions, as such it goes without saying that we are delighted the CRIW Apprentice scheme has come to north Wales. 

Aled Jones-Griffith, Principal Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor a Choleg Menai said: “Grwp Llandrillo Menai has been driving the agenda for the provision of locally-based media apprenticeships for a number of years, and now through this scheme we look forward to playing our part in building a talent pool of technical professionals who will work in the industry for years to come. Such talent is essential if we are to grow and develop this important industry further. 

“I’d like to take this opportunity to wish the CRIW Apprentices all the best for their future careers and to thank Sgil Cymru and Welsh Government for their support with this exciting provision.” 

Sue Jeffries, Managing Director of Sgil Cymru said

‘Sgil Cymru is extremely proud to be growing our provision by providing opportunities in north Wales. Our ambition has always been to serve Cymru as a whole, and with this new intake of CRIW apprentices we on our way there.’

We are looking forward to training our first group of Apprentices in north Wales! 

Are you interested in employing a CRIW apprentice? Call the office on 07843 779 870 or click here for more information! 

About Sgil Cymru 

Sgil Cymru is media professionals training media professionals. 

Based at Great Point Seren Stiwdios (formerly Pinewood Studio Wales) in Cardiff, the team has more than 100 years combined experience in bilingual media training and production. The Sgil Cymru team have trained over 120 apprentices by working with companies across south Wales including BBC Cymru Wales, BBC Studios, Equinox Communications, Golley Slater, ITV Cymru Wales, Real SFX, Amplified Business Content, Boom Cymru, Severn Screen and S4C. Through partnerships with ScreenSkills, Screen Alliance Wales, Urdd Gobaith Cymru and others, Sgil Cymru delivers packages of training courses for the UK film & TV industry.