In my time on the apprenticeship I was always busy… never a dull moment. If I wasn’t helping out at art exhibitions or doing sound setup for events, I was at my placement getting experience in a real work environment. You meet other young people like yourself and train together, realise your skills and put them to use with help, and secure any placement you feel is the right one for you. I haven’t been here long but with all the support and help I got, I know I’m not the only young person who could benefit from this apprenticeship.
Everyone you meet is different and everywhere you go there are new opportunities. I heard live jazz for the first time on the course and even though it’s not something I’m usually a fan of, it was still a great experience and insight into culture. Another time I helped to do the setup for a group who played contemporary Indian style music, which I was definitely not already a fan of , but I still appreciated the opportunity to hear the music, and have that experience under my belt. It’s all about trying new things, putting yourself out there and reaping the rewards: all these unique experiences, creative opportunities, pay, and a work placement or potential employment.
In all honesty; I’m a lazy guy who’s never been very motivated but it’s amazing that doing something you have a passion for can actually be all the motivation and coaching you need to get into a programme or apprenticeship and better yourself for real.