National Apprenticeship week - 5th to 11th February 2024

The resources in this collection can provide both STEM teachers and careers' advisors with support to introduce pupils aged 11 to 19 to apprenticeship opportunities during the government's National Apprenticeship week.

The collection includes guidance from STEM related industries such as construction and the motor industry on how apprenticeships work and how to find out more information.  In addition, there are many case studies, some of which include video clips, of individuals who have followed a variety of careers from science technician to stage engineers.

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Matt and Ellie - Apprentices at Airbus

Matt and Ellie build satellites.  They work in a clean room environment to help to construct and test satellites.  Matt and Ellie are both on an apprenticeship scheme with Airbus Defence and Space. 

There are two cuts of the video – one aimed at primary aged children, and one for secondary.

Primary:...

Mechanical technician

Having completed her four year apprenticeship scheme at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Lydia is currently involved in nuclear fusion research, and specifically in pre-assembly of parts that are used to build a reactor. Her role requires checking if the parts are built and work as they should. Lydia...

Apprentice - Science and laboratory technician

Meet STEM Learning’s apprentices – Chantelle’s story

​STEM Learning is proud to invest in their apprentices and want to celebrate the amazing work that they do. In this video, we hear from Chantelle Lawrence, a Trainee Laboratory Assistant, who shares her experiences of her apprenticeship and gives advice...

Stage engineer - Tommy

Tommy gained an interest in engineering while helping out in his grandfather’s workshop. After studying at college he did...

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