Community Arts apprentice Lucy Roberts
Community Arts apprentice Lucy Roberts was struggling to find a job in the creative industries, and decided an apprenticeship was the ideal way to get her foot on the ladder.
The 18-year-old, who works for SCARF – The School and Community Arts Resources Facility, said: “I had always wanted to do something creative and had ruled uni out as I was done with learning and wanted to get a job.
“I couldn’t find anything that interested me so thought an apprenticeship was ideal as I would still be gaining new skills but be paid as well.
“I’m really enjoying it so far and it’s exactly what I wanted to do. I have had a chance to go backstage at the theatre and work at music venue the Slade Rooms, as well as run art workshops in the community.
“I am gaining so much experience and the qualifications will look great on my CV.”