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Apprentice Nation offers free inspiration and career advice / training for anyone aged 16+.
Top UK music artists take the stage to performance at a gig and share their career advice in videos and webinars. You also have the opportunity to unlock amazing rewards by completing content.
Apprentice Nation aims to raise awareness of apprenticeships and provide people with fundamental skills for work and life.
Once you’ve joined, you’ll be able to start your journey by setting up a profile. You’ll get access to free on-demand videos and can sign up to weekly live webinars. By taking part, you can earn credits to unlock rewards. These include Amazon vouchers, Beats By Dre Headphones, Mentor sessions & mock interviews, or the ultimate prize: a video call with an artist from the live show.
If you’re aged 16-25 and you’re looking for free careers advice, information and inspiration, Apprentice Nation is perfect for you. You might be job searching, at school, at uni, employed, on an apprenticeship, or anything else. Everyone is welcome.
Yes, absolutely! Sign up for free careers advice, information and inspiration, to shape your career alongside your studies, or to give your career a kickstart when you graduate from uni.
Yes, everyone is welcome at Apprentice Nation. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can access Apprentice Nation on a computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone with internet connection.
If you don’t have access suitable device at home, there are a couple of options available to you. All UK public libraries have bookable computer access. Search for your local library here or check out The Online Centres Network to find a computer near you.
AJ Tracey, Mae Muller & Ivorian Doll are performing in the Apprentice Nation Gig premiere: Thursday 7 Oct at 7pm
For maximum impact and fun, we recommend watching LIVE with the rest of the nation on 7 October. But if you miss it, it will be available to view for a limited time after the show.
We’re talking: on-demand videos, live webinars and Q&As. Content covers 4 themes
1. Elevate Your Game: Career Planning
2. Power Up: Wellbeing & Awareness
3. Skills for Life
4. Unlock Your Potential.
Head to the Skills Hub to check it out. Apprenticenation.co.uk/skills-hub
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.
An Into The Booth is a live webinar Q&A (roughly 1 hour) with a panel of current industry experts and apprentices from organisations such as BT, Lucozade and Multiverse. Ask your questions, and get honest answers from the panel. Sign up for the next live Into The Booth here.
Pick up work-ready skills with on-demand videos that you can access in your own time and at your own pace. Each Short Set includes a short video (up to 20 minutes), followed by a Reactionarie to bank your credits. See the list of the Short Sets here.
Quick Sets are 90 second – 7 minute bursts of bite-sized content. Tap in for quick and easy training and advice on topics such as Problem Solving, Money Management, and Job Searching with a Criminal Record. Watch in the Skills Hub here and fill out the Reactionarie at the end to bank your credits!
Live Webinars and Q&As are roughly 45-60 minutes long. On-demand videos are either Short Sets (up to 20 minutes) or Quick Sets (90 seconds to 7 minutes). View them here.
To join a webinar you’ll need to use a desktop or mobile with one of the following:
–iOS and Android OS.
No – as an audience member at live events, your camera and microphone will be switched off. Please do get involved and ask your questions in the chat function or live polls. Short Sets and Quick Sets are on-demand videos that you can watch on your own, whenever you like.
Yes, your progress automatically saves as you press mark complete. When you log back into your Apprentice Nation account, your progress will be saved. To get a full overview of what you’ve done head over to your profile page where you’ll collect badges for each session you’ve completed.
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 and when you ordered it. To change your order, contact Apprentice Nation through the chatbot on the website and it will provide you with a ticket to talk to someone from the team.
To earn credits, first make sure you’re logged in on the Apprentice Nation website. Watch Quick Sets and Short Sets and attend Live Webinars and Into The Booth events, and be sure to complete the Reactionaries at the end of each session.
Earn X credits to receive an exclusive invite to meet with one of the artists. Take your pick. You read that right. The Artist Hangout won’t use up any credits. So feel free to spend your credits on other rewards while you’re working towards this goal, and Apprentice Nation will send you an invite when you get there. Artist Hangouts are on video call with a small group of guests.
To unlock a Mentor Session, make sure you’re logged in on your Apprentice Nation account. Head to the Mentor Sessions page, pick a Mentor, and click the UNLOCK button to sign up for a session. A member of the Apprentice Nation team will then be in touch to arrange a time to meet with your mentor.
Mentor Sessions are completely FREE. To unlock a mentor session, you’ll need 40 credits from the Skills Hub. Your credits will be reimbursed automatically.
Mentor Sessions are 30mins long, and they take place on video call.
Yes, you can sign up to meet with two different mentors, subject to availability of your chosen Mentors.
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. Besides working with your employer, for 20% of your working hours each week, you’ll spend time on your personal learning and development, or working towards a qualification. Apprenticeships can be between 1 and 6 years’ long and are funded by the government and the employer. You can do an apprenticeship from the age of 16.
Good question! If you’d like to learn on the job, gain real-life experience and earn a salary, then an apprenticeship is a great option. If you’re not quite sure, check out the Skills Hub to learn more about life as an apprentice. Watch Apprenticeship Mythbusting to get started.
From business to film, from law to retail; apprenticeships are available in a huge range of industries and roles. Head to Go Far to find organisations such as Multiverse, who will help you to find an apprenticeship in a company and role that you’ll love.
Apprenticeships are available to anyone aged 16 or over, living in the UK. Different apprenticeships have different requirements. Head to Go Far to find organisations such as Multiverse, who will help you to find an apprenticeship in a company and role that you’ll love.
There are lots of businesses and industries providing apprenticeships. To find out more, check out the GO FAR section of the website here.
The application process is different depending on where you apply. For the first stage of the application process, you’ll usually need to provide some information about yourself and write about why you would be great for the role. Later stages in the application process may include interviews (in-person or online) and assessment centres where you’ll meet with other applicants and do some group tasks. Want help with an application? Head to the Skills Hub for CV and interview tips, and book a Mentor Session to meet with someone in the industry or roles that you’re interested in.