I attended a media school called the Global Academy at the age of 14 with the intention of becoming a movie director. With the guidance of the school my interest changed and I was very skilled with photoshop and illustrator and in general my skills leaned towards a digital career.
The school sent me the information for springpod and suggested I complete the graphic design course. It sounded great as I could apply the course to my CV as experience as well. I enjoyed the course very much and loved the modules. They also spoke about clients and processes which graphic designers should follow and this was very beneficial to me as I was freelancing graphic design work at the time with clients.
I feel the media industry is one of the most competitive industries to work in and I personally didn't go to university as I felt It didn't suit my career choice and would waste too much time. My apprenticeship is 18 months and i have much larger networking opportunities and I had my foot in the door moment so I decided to take it. It wasn't easy securing an apprenticeship though as I applied for many.
It's a numbers game and you can't be picky. It's been an amazing opportunity so far and if I could go back I wouldn't change my decision.