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Here’s a selection of questions we think you may have. If we’ve not answered your question, drop us a line at

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Apprentice Nation offers free inspiration and career advice / training for anyone aged 16+. Apprentice Nation launches via a livestream concert (01 October 2020) followed by the release of a series of webinars and on demand videos. Our aim is to raise awareness of apprenticeships and provide young people with fundamental skills for the future.

Once you’ve joined, you’ll be able to start your journey by setting up a profile. Then you’ll get access to the Six Keys to Success programme where you can watch webinars and on demand videos. By taking part, you can earn credits to unlock rewards. These include vouchers, merch, mock interviews, or the ultimate prize: a video call with an artist from the livestream.

We initially prioritise 16-24 year olds looking for free career advice, information or training.

To join, simply click JOIN and follow the steps.

Yes. Apprentice Nation is for anyone 16 and over. Apprentice Nation is here to support you by sharing invaluable advice and tips on how to shape your future.

Yes. Apprentice Nation welcomes everyone 16 and over. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at hello@apprenticenation.co.uk.

If you don’t have access to a computer or the internet at home, there are a couple of options available to you.  All UK public libraries have bookable computer access – see here or check out The Online Centres Network to see if there’s one near you.

Don’t forget you can also use a smartphone to access the AN website and programme.

The livestream is on YouTube on the 1st October 2020 at 19:00 with UK music artists. You can watch the livestream here or our website here.

Tinie, Raye, Ms Banks and Krept & Konan will be preforming.

No, you don’t have to be subscribed to view the livestream, but we recommend you do so you don’t miss out on future shows- subscribe here! You can also watch the livestream from our website here.

No, the livestream is a live concert only available to view on Thursday 01 October 2020, 7pm.

The Six Keys to Success programme has been carefully designed to share tangible tools, skills and expert advice through a series of live webinars and on demand content. To find out more, click HERE.

Main Stage webinars are live online sessions (roughly 45mins) which share career advice and support to help shape your future. See the list of Main Stage webinars HERE.

Into The Booth Q&As are live online sessions (roughly 45mins) with a panel of current industry experts and apprentices from organisations such as BT and WhiteHat. You’ll be able to ask the apprentices questions and receive invaluable information to help inform your decision on selecting the route to an apprenticeship. See the list of Q&A sessions HERE.

Short Sets are 15 minute bursts of bite-sized learning.  Each one has its own specialist subject and will include exploration of the subject, activities to imbed the learning and practical take-a-ways. See the list of the Short Sets HERE.

Main Stage webinars are roughly 45 minutes. Into the booth Q&A’s are roughly 45 minutes and the Short Sets are designed for you to finish in your own time, but are estimated to be 15 minutes each.

To join a webinar you’ll need to use a desktop or mobile with one of the following:

-Chrome 55+
-Firefox 53+
-Safari 12.1+
-Edge 42
iOS and Android OS.

No, you are not required to talk or use your camera. However you will have the opportunity to interact live during Main Stage webinars through the chat function or live polls.

No, you are not required to talk or use your camera. The Short Sets are pre-recorded and although they include interactive activities, you won’t be able to speak directly to the host.

Interactive contribution is highly encouraged during the live Into The Booth Q&As as you will be talking directly to a panel of current industry experts and apprentices from organisations such as BT and WhiteHat. This is a great opportunity to ask the questions that really count.

Yes, your progress automatically saves as you complete the Short Sets. When you log back into your Apprentice Nation account, your progress will be saved. 

Don’t worry! The video you were watching will pause, and will resume when you click back onto the tab.

You don’t need to complete every Webinar, Q&A and Short Set that’s available. It’s up to you how much or little you get involved in. But remember, the more sessions you complete, the more credits you will earn and the more rewards you can unlock.

Yes, you have the ability to change the reward you have ordered, but the process depends on what item you have selected. To change your order, contact us through the chatbot on the website and it will provide you with a ticket to talk to one of the team.

You earn credits by completing Main Stage webinars, Q&As and Short Sets.

To unlock rewards you must first earn credits by completing Main Stage Webinars, Into The booth Q&As and Short Sets. Once you have gained enough credits required to unlock a specific reward, you simply click onto the reward on the reward page HERE, then follow the instructions on the website.

The maximum credits you can earn is 800.

You can find the measurements here.

You must complete 25 sessions to be eligible to join a video call with an artist from the livestream. You can find this amount on the rewards page.

Once you’ve reached the tag, you’ll receive an email from us. Fill in the form if you’d like to attend a video call, and we’ll be in touch to confirm all the details.

Then you and others will join a live call with the artists from the livestream.

Check out the GO FAR section of the website here. There are also lots of brilliant organisations who offer information on apprenticeships.

An apprenticeship is an actual job where you get to learn and gain experience whilst getting paid. They normally last between one and six years and are funded by the government and the employer. For more information about apprenticeships, check out this blog post here.

We have set up a portal where you can access information about what an apprenticeship involves, read day in the life stories for apprentices and find out if it could be the path to land a career you love.

Check it out on the GO FAR section of the website here.

From business to film, law and retail; apprenticeships don’t limit your potential pathways. A quick google search can point you in the direction of different apprenticeship providers for your chosen industry. Which in some cases may make it easier for you to proceed in your career, due to getting experience in the skills you need to be successful.

Check out the GO FAR section of the website here.

Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, living in England. There will be different entry requirements depending on the industry, job role and apprenticeship level.

To find out more, check out the GO FAR section of the website here.

There are lots of businesses and industries providing apprenticeships. To find out more, check out the GO FAR section of the website here. Some great career sites recommended are: 

BT

Career Map

Not Going to Uni

Once you’ve found an apprenticeship that’s right for you, you can continue to send your application. To find out more, check out the GO FAR section of the website here.