Over the past 12 months I have been working at the BBC as an Apprentice. This was a really big step for me as I had to take a gap year out of my University course. I feel this is the best thing any student can do in terms of finding out what area you would like to work in. Many students often do not know what they would like to do once they finish university, an apprenticeship offers experience within a full time work setting giving you a taster of real working life!
Early last year I took part in the Stephen Lawrence BBC Trainee scheme which lead to me to be fast tracked to the interview stage for the BBC Production Apprenticeship.
Securing a place on my Apprenticeship was the best thing I could have done! I learnt so many practical, transferable skills that I would have never have learnt by just completing a 3 year University degree. I was given the opportunity to work on many BBC productions from Watchdog, The One Show, Live Events and working with DJ’s on Radio 1Xtra!
So today was the BIG DAY! My graduation, celebrating all my achievements and experienes throughout my 12 month stint at the BBC. My Apprenticeship had its ups and downs but I pulled through till the end! A job was never guaranteed, however many students secured jobs before the end of their apprenticeship.
However I have decided to return to my University degree and use the skills I have learnt to complete my BA in Media and Cultural studies. What would you have done?
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