National Apprenticeship Week ’22: Why an apprenticeship could work for you

It’s National Apprenticeship Week, a perfect time to take a deep dive into our apprenticeships and show you what we have on offer! 

Back in February 2020, we took over National College Creative Industries to allow us to offer apprenticeships. Since that point, we’ve offered a wide range of apprenticeships across a variety of roles within the creative, cultural and events industries. Creativity is the core of our work and our greatest passion, and we wanted to offer viable routes into real vocations that support the creative industries.

Giving our learners options is such a key thing for us and apprenticeships offer an alternative route to the career they’ve dreamed of. We’ve seen incredible success in the two years we’ve offered them including a 100% first time pass rate, and we’re just getting started. 

Last summer, we took things one step further and acquired dBs: Institute of Sound and Digital Technologies. dBs coming on board massively increased our options for degree level education and it also gave us an opportunity to offer higher level apprenticeships. The result of this process is a brand-new Assistant Recording Technician Level 4 apprenticeship launching in April this year. 

We’ve worked closely with real-world employers, including recording studios and broadcasters, to build this apprenticeship to match the demands of the industry our students are aiming for. With a bespoke curriculum and work experience in professional recording, it’s an ideal opportunity to network and make your mark with future employers while learning. 

Since first announcing the Assistant Recording Technician Level 4 Apprenticeship, we’ve been inundated with enquiries including a large number of our Level 3 Studio and Live Sound and Music Production learners. We’ve also run employer focus groups to make sure our programme fits their highest expectations. The overwhelmingly positive reaction from both employers and potential apprentices shows us we’re on the right track and we can’t wait to offer even more of these incredible opportunities in the future. 

If you’d like to find out more about any of our apprenticeships, please contact our Head of Employer Partnerships, Katie Bambridge on katie.bambridge@accesscreative.ac.uk