A unique film and television production apprenticeship run by Cardiff and Vale College with Sgil Cymru has reached the final of the UK-wide apprenticeship awards.
Learning, CRIW, saw CAVC shortlisted in the FE Week and AELP AAC Learning Awards in the Creative and Design Learning Provider of the Year category.
TV and film production is booming in the Capital Region, and CAVC has partnered with Sgil Cymru to create bilingual learning that gives people first-hand, behind-the-scenes experience of dynamic and flexible freelance work in the heart of the ‘industry. Each apprentice gains a year of experience through different internships on various productions, working alongside world-class professionals and complemented by a Level 3 apprenticeship in creative and digital media.
CRIW apprentices have worked on internships with the BBC, Real SFX, Y Golau, Urban Myths, BlackLight TV and Gorilla. They have worked on productions such as Hidden 3, Extinction, War of the Worlds, A Million Days, Casualty, Havoc and the Pact II. The program’s success rates are over 90%.
The Executive Producer on Pacte II said:
“Every CRIW apprentice we hired and trained on our jobs went on to get another job with us. This is such a crucial program that apprentices can move from production to production, just like the freelance roles they will occupy throughout their careers.
“It teaches them the skills they will need and helps them make contacts in the industry. We have established a fantastic working relationship with Sgil Cymru.
Sharon James, Principal of Cardiff and Vale College, said:
“We are thrilled to be shortlisted for an AAC Learning Award.
“Working with Sgil Cymru, the Welsh Government and Creative Wales, we have developed a leading learning program for people wanting to gain direct experience of an industry which is a huge growth area for Wales, and the capital region in particular. This program offers a fantastic opportunity for young people to really immerse themselves in the industry for a year, gaining valuable knowledge and experience along the way. »