Apprentice Nation

# Be What I Want

Our first Action Days came to a close with a huge celebration event with 6LACK in May.

The big question is... where next?

Do an Action Day: Get a Ticket

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3 steps
to your gig ticket

Step 1: Pick your Action Day
Step 2: Do your Action Day
Step 3: Get to the gig and celebrate

Our first round of London Action Days has come to an end.

Click sign up and you'll be the first to know when and where we pop up next.

Get apprenticeships on your radar: If you're making decisions about your future career path - this is for you.

16 years and up: If you're not yet 16, be sure to stay in touch as we'll be popping up again soon.

Launching in London: You’ll need to get to London twice. We’ll be breaking out of London later on this year.

WhiteHat & Rockcorps

Two organisations dedicated to inspiring young people


RockCorps uses the power of music to introduce people to volunteering and social action. Find out more.


WhiteHat are on a mission to create a diverse group of future leaders by building an outstanding alternative to university. And it starts with apprenticeships. Find out more.

What Next? Is this for me? Who is behind this?


Mingle and vibe with companies and employees that deliver some of the best apprentice programmes out there.


Get advice on how to stand out and get access to a bank of resources to help you land the career you want.


Deliver a social action project as part of a team and make a positive difference: Look back and be proud because ‘we did that’.


Everyone who does an Action Day gets a ticket to the gig.

When and where?

Action Days take place across the weekends in the run up to the gig. They typically run from 11:00 to 15:30 and happen at locations across the city we are in.

How do I get my place?

Click the sign-up button and it takes you to our Eventbrite page.

Right now, you can only register your interest.

We'll let you know when and where our next Action Day and gig is going to be just a soon as it's all confirmed.

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What is it? When and where?

Featured Artist


World-renowned alternative R&B artist 6LACK headlined our first celebration event. His highlights include the double platinum single ‘Prblms’ and his sophomore album East Atlanta Love Letter on 14 September, which debuted at #1 on Billboard R&B Album Charts.

Read 6LACK's backstory here.


Under the Bridge

Under the Bridge was our first gig venue. It's a stylish west London music venue, featuring stunning, state-of-the-art sound and lighting. Designed by House of Blues in the USA, the unique industrial interior has staged some of the biggest names out there. And now they can add Apprentice Nation and 6LACK to their list!

6LACK Venue


We’ve brought together a collection of companies and resources that we think are an excellent place to start your search for the career you really want.

Click on the logo to discover more about who they are, what they do and how they can help you.


Maybe you’re the first in your family to want to do an apprenticeship. Maybe you’re the first not to go to uni. Either way, it can be difficult to find the tools, training and advice to get ahead in an untested career route.

The good news: there’s plenty of support if you just know where to look.

From learning to code to interview prep, there are training resources out there and here are some we think are well worth a look.

#Feature Roles

Here you can find LIVE roles that our partners are currently recruiting for.

What’s more, if you’ve attended an Apprentice Nation Action Day you have the chance of securing 1 of 6 interview places that have been set aside for Apprentice Nation participants


Click on the logo to find out more or read the Go Far blog to see how it works.

Kickstart your career with an apprenticeship.

WhiteHat work with the best employers to build high-quality apprenticeships for you.

They'll be at your side throughout your career journey, offering you plenty of options – including going to university, if that best meets your needs.

Find out more


Click on the career you want to discover more about and you’ll link to the relevant CareerHacker page.

CareerHacker is an advice platform from WhiteHat.

With an ever-changing jobs landscape, it’s important to understand different careers and how to get from A to B.

Whatever search stage you’re at, it’s worth digging into what qualifications need as well as a role's day-to-day demands.

Click on the career links to read or find out more at CareerHacker.

Find out more


Movement to Work are a group of employers committed to tackling youth unemployment by providing high-quality work experience and other work opportunities.

To date, they’ve made over 80,000 placements

'At some point in each of our lives, we are all reliant on being presented with an opportunity.'

Find out more


Careermap provides live opportunities for your dream career.

Not everyone wants to go to university and it certainly isn’t the only route you can take.

You could work for some of the UK’s biggest and best organisations starting now. Explore their vacancies to find the one that’s right for you.

Find out more



Find an apprenticeship on the government database

This comprehensive tool is very handy if you want to search a big database of apprenticeship opportunities England


Find out more


#Digital Marketing

Google Digital Garage - This awesome free online course is a MUST DO whilst you are waiting to start your career.

Other great resources include:

This Science of Social Media blog post will help you get your 1st 1000’s followers and check out this blog post on the science of hashtags.

Here are 20 must-know terms in Digital Marketing, make sure you know and understand all of these. And this 60-second video gives you a crazy quick run through.  And use this SEO starters guide to learn some great techniques on how SEO works.

This free Introduction to Marketing Management course will take you just 2-3 hours to complete and will help you understand how marketing works within a business.



Enlist the help of the experts to get your first taste of the working world:

Resurgospear - helps you work on your employability through a 6-week programme! They are experts at helping individuals get back into work!

Smart Training - Traineeship - consider a traineeship to help you bridge the gap between education and the working world.

Microsoft skills (Excel, Word, Outlook and more) key. ICT skills are also really important, so practice the ability to type fast and use keyboard shortcuts. Here are some tools to sharpen your skills:

WIZIQ Tests ExcelTyping Test



Take this short quiz to find out what qualification you are best suited for: AAT Qualification and Course Finder

Take these two free online course with the Open University and Alison to learn the basics of bookkeeping and accountancy. 

From Open University, and Introduction to Bookkeeping and Accountancy and from Alison, Diploma in Accountancy: Core Practices and Theory

Watch these online videos and take notes!

What is Accounting and Bookkeeping? |  What is Good Business? | Money and Finance: Crash Course Economics | Introduction to EconomicsImports, Exports and Economics



Have a read through the four booklets that are attached to this email and try out the tasks.

Functional Skills ICT Level OneFunctional Skills ICT: Word ProcessingFunctional Skills ICT: SpreadsheetsFunctional Skills ICT: PowerPoint Presentations

Take these two free online course with the Open University and Alison to learn the basics of computing. 

Open University Computers and Computer Systems and with Alison, Alison: Microsoft Digital Literacy

Watch these online videos and take notes!

Computers Explained and 60 Second Compute


#Tips & Tactics

To get the career you want, it's important to set yourself up for success.  Here is a selection of our 6 Big Things blog posts that we think may help:

Managing BRAND YOUGetting into Advertising / Successful Networking / What Interviewers Look For

And here are four strong links to help you with the dreaded CV and covering letter (it's really not that bad!):

How to write a CV (Prospects) / How to write a CV (Reed) / How to write a CV (CV Library)Student Job CV Examples

Go Far Careers Training Feature Roles