MA BLOG: Meet Gregor
Ever wondered what it is like being a Digital Creative MA? Or not sure exactly what it involves? Some of this year’s Modern Apprentices lift the lid on work and activities that they have been involved in.
My name is Gregor. I'm 17 years old from Dundee and I have recently just started my new job as a modern apprentice.
My apprenticeship consists of using digital and social media to engage with the community and help out at different community groups throughout Dundee.
At my base we work in an adult learning centre but we work with all sorts of ages and groups doing what we can to help out with the community, not just adult learning. Most days a group will ask us to come along and we could help them with many of things. We could help the group make a social media account or even help them make a video, sometimes, I even just show someone how to work a social media website.
Every Wednesday I come along to the Young Scot office in Edinburgh where I study an SVQ in creative and digital media which will help me a lot after the apprenticeship.
If I'm not out and about at a group then I'd be in our base working on projects. The projects could be many of things also - it could be putting a video together for a community group or it could be improving a social media account, even if I don't have any projects to do there is still always something I could do to help out.
"I feel it's a much better way of learning and opens up my options for the future and I now hopefully can go into another full time job after this."
From this modern apprenticeship, I will hopefully gain many skills such as better communication skills with any age or person, I will gain much better creative skills and my skills with a computer will gain massively from having to use different computer softwares.
I chose to be a modern apprentice because I felt school wasn't for me anymore. I felt like I had done the best I could and didn't want to sit another year of exams.
The way you learn at school, I never liked it, I prefer do be doing things and have a bit more freedom to do my work than have a teacher make me sit down for hours doing the same thing. I got bored of it very easily.
For me this was a great opportunity. I feel it's a much better way of learning and opens up my options for the future and I now hopefully can go into another full time job after this.