Worcestershire Apprenticeship Selfie Campaign

Worcestershire’s Apprentices are being encouraged to take part in the new Apprenticeship Selfie Campaign.

The local campaign is being launched ahead of the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards 2015 which take place on 12 November. Worcestershire’s Apprentices are being invited to take a 10-second selfie video to describe why they are proud to be a Worcestershire Apprentice.

The video must start with the words ‘I am proud to…’ and give the best reason as to why they’re proud to be involved in such a great scheme.

Apprentices are being provided with the following tips to help make sure their video stands out among the crowd:

  • Try to film in areas with a good level of light
  • Keep the camera as steady as possible
  • Avoid zooming and sharp camera movements
  • Avoid fast panning and tilting of the camera when recording takes place
  • Try to shoot in a quiet area where there’s no background noise
  • Make sure you speak slightly louder than usual if there is unavoidable background noise
  • Don’t rush. Take your time getting the best possible shot
  • Record for at least ten seconds but no longer than fifteen seconds. This gives the editor more to work with.

Some of the videos submitted will be shown on the night of the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards and also used in publicity opportunities to celebrate local apprentices.

Gary Woodman, Executive Director at Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The video selfie campaign is a fantastic way for young people to celebrate the many excellent apprenticeship places available in Worcestershire.

“There are more than 10,000 people participating in apprenticeship schemes in Worcestershire now, more than four times the number in 2011. I hope hearing from some of our apprentices will inspire many more businesses to provide apprenticeship opportunities and to help young people understand the many options available.”

Cllr Simon Geraghty, Cabinet Member for Economy, Skills and Infrastructure at Worcestershire County Council, said: “We look forward to seeing the hard work of local apprentices, businesses and schools recognised at this year’s Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards on 12 November 2015. These videos are another great way to celebrate local success stories and we hope that organisations who don’t currently offer apprenticeship places visit the dedicated website to find out how their workplace could benefit from an apprentice.”

Apprentices interested in submitting their selfie videos are being asked to send their selfie videos to: selfie@worcestershireapprenticeawards.co.uk. Submissions must include full name and job role/area of apprenticeship as well as confirmation that the videos can be used in publicity and at the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. Videos must be submitted by Thursday 8 October.

For further information on local apprenticeship opportunities or employing an apprentice, visit www.worcsapprenticeships.org.uk. You can also join the conversation on Twitter using #WorcsApprentices. For more information on the Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards, including enquiries about booking a table, email awardsbookings@worcestershire.gov.uk.