In 2016 Jac, 23 from Barry, completed a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media with Sgil Cymru. For the duration of his apprenticeship, Jac worked as a Junior Graphics Design Apprentice for Orchard Media and Events Group in Cardiff.
Before the apprenticeship Jac was studying Art and Design at Cardiff Arts Academy, and whilst there Jac heard about the apprenticeship opportunities available. Following his own bit of research Jac attended an open day where he learnt more about the opportunities and listened to the success stories of past apprentices.
It felt like an opportunity that I couldn’t miss out on.
His work as an apprentice included designing posters, adverts and videos to help publicise the wealth of events that Orchard manage.
Whilst working at Orchard I have been able to work on projects for clients such as UEFA, FAW, Airbus, S4C and various artists such as Noel Gallagher and Elton John to name just a few.
The apprenticeship didn’t come without its difficulties for Jac. The task of learning all the processes and techniques was an immense one, but with the support of his co-workers, Jac quickly excelled in his role.
Following his apprenticeship, Jac was offered a full-time position with Orchard due to his continued passion and hard work. Since then Jac has continued to work within the Studio Design team at Orchard, as a Junior Designer. With the skills he learnt on the apprenticeship Jac is looking forward to progressing in his role at Orchard.
I feel that I have become a more capable, competent and confident person as a result of completing the apprenticeship.