I am half way through my A levels specializing in Art&Graphics, Media Studies and English Language. Now, I have a vague objective of eventually joining either a graphic design company or continue with my freelance work. To get to these objectives I assume I need some qualifications/experience. I initially thought going to university to get graphics/arts/design degree but speaking to other graphic designers I came to the conclusion that it might be better not going for that and diving into the work asap. So I was thinking of doing an apprenticeship, preferably in Nottingham. I was wondering if there were any suggestions on how to do this? I had in mind emailing some graphic design companies, asking them if they might want me and attaching some of my work. Is this acceptable? Will they even bother clicking on my work links? Any tips would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.