“My advice for anyone who’s thinking about applying for an apprenticeship is definitely three words: Take the plunge.”
In 2015 former New College Lanarkshire HNC Television student Stewart Campbell beat over 1300 applicants to gain a BBC Scotland modern apprenticeship. His success was all the more impressive taking into account that he is severely-to-profoundly deaf.
‘Since starting my apprenticeship, my attitude to how my disability is portrayed has changed’
His apprenticeship has enabled him to get hands-on experience in a number of areas within the BBC, including stints across a range of departments covering TV, online services and Radio, where he joined the team behind Kaye Adam’s show for BBC Radio Scotland.
‘Stewart’s enthusiasm, dedication and passion for broadcast media were all apparent during his time at New College Lanarkshire studying HNC Film & Television and it’s heartwarming to hear that his apprenticeship with BBC Scotland has made a qualitative difference in how he views himself, his disability and his opportunities within the Creative Industries sector.’
-Michael Grant, Film & Television Lecturer
Modern apprenticeships have been developed to help new or existing employees enhance their skill sets. Working closely with Scotland’s industries and employers to make sure apprenticeships meet their needs. You can read more about Modern Apprenticeships and Stewart’s experience at this link