I'm 21, and after school, I went to college to study a BTEC National Diploma in Media - I got a Triple Distinction grade.
I then went on to a Foundation Degree in Digital Media (Photography/Design) - a 2 year course, and I got a 2:1.
The local BBC studios now have vacancies for Apprentices. It's something I'd really love to go for. I really want to go into TV or journalism in the future and I think this would give me the step in the right direction that I'd need.
I've been applying for writing jobs but people always seem to want you to have experience. Not by writing a blog like I do, but job experience. It's the same with photography places. They always want you to have worked in a place similar before. Yet when you ask places for experience, they're not interested. I've asked about work experience placements. It's either "no" or "you can't go out with our photographers as you won't have any insurance" or stuff like that.
It's so annoying.
I was going through the BBC apprenticeship application and it says...
"Do you already have, or do you expect to attain by November 2014 a -
level 4 BTEC
or higher qualification?"
So, my question... is a BTEC National Diploma or Foundation Degree one of those levels? Because it says that there is no Government funding if you have done one of those - and if you have, the apprenticeship is not for you.
I'm just really fed up of working in retail now and I just want to get out of it! It's really quite depressing me.
So can I not apply for this? If no, what do you think I should do career-wise? Where do I start?
... and the ones that won't