A 24-YEAR-old has given an insight on what it was like to work on the 21st series of ITV's I'm A Celebrity.

Chloe Koffler, of Prestatyn, was able to be part of the programme after joining an apprenticeship programme.

Criw Production Apprenticeship Programme is run by Wales based training provider Sgil Cymru on behalf of Grwp Llandrillo Menai.

An initial cohort of six apprentices started their apprenticeship in October this year.

Creative Wales and Welsh Government has offered their support to the new style of apprenticeship [which is open to those who are keen to work behind the scenes on film and TV productions].

During her time on the production, Chloe worked with the Covid and community team.

Tasks included making the production Covid safe with crew testing, monitoring Covid signage around site, and helping to run Covid procedures and protocols.

With Storm Arwen also hitting North Wales the crew had plenty to contend with - as the show was disrupted for a few nights.

Chloe said: "Behind the scenes, everyone came together to efficiently deal with the emergency, allowing the show to get back on air within days, and that came down to the professionalism and fantastic teamwork of everyone on site."

Criw provide placements on a variety of productions over a 12 month period with a paid salary to support participants whilst they learn.

This aligns with Welsh Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee commitment to provide everyone under 25 in Wales with the offer of work, education, training or self-employment and to expand the use of shared and degree apprenticeships to give people more flexible routes into training and a career.

Chloe added: "Having the opportunity to work on I'm A Celebrity in the Covid and community team allowed me to meet people from all departments. In doing so, I realised I would love to work in script. However, I also want to gain as much experience as I can through my placements with Sgil Cymru. I believe this will then put me in a good position to pursue a career within the TV and film industry."

Dawn Bowden, deputy minister for Arts and Sport, said: "We want to build the confidence of young people to find a good quality job where they live, and apprenticeships are an excellent way of doing this.

"They also give us an opportunity to foster the talent and skills that this growing sector will need in the future. I want to ensure that the next generation views the creative industries as an accessible and rewarding career choice, providing our young people in Wales with future employment opportunities - in a sector providing valued content, serving all audiences, and which is key to supporting our future economic growth."