Why an Apprenticeship?
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Did you know there are nearly 25,000 apprenticeship vacancies on the Apprenticeships website- wow! How would you encourage your peers to have a go?

Challenge details

Get in. Go Far. 

There has never been a better time to consider an Apprenticeship.  Young people can ‘get in and go far’ with an Apprenticeship at some of Britain’s biggest and brightest companies.  You can gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed, in some cases up to degree level, while working and earning.
There are lots of benefits to doing an Apprenticeship but there seems to be a massive lack of awareness about what apprenticeships actually are!
The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) are asking you to tell us your best elevator pitch aimed at your friends, explaining what the advantages are of doing an apprenticeship. 
Are you up for the challenge?
Of course you are, all we are looking for is:
  • 30 seconds/A4 side/300 word pitch
  • Suggest 3 different apprenticeships from different sectors (see Types of Apprenticeships)
  • Mention 3 benefits of completing an apprenticeship
  • Something unique and original
Yes! That's all! And NAS have lots of resources on their website that can help you too!

The Prize

Win a trip for your class to attend The Skills Show: the nation's largest careers and skills event.
This will be a great opportunity to network with huge companies and discover new career opportunities!
Your class will receive special pre-booked entrance to the event on Friday 14th November at the NEC in Birmingham.  Travel will be paid for and lunch will be provided.


How To Enter

Once you have decided on your elevator pitch you can choose to submit your entry in the following formats:

  • Word Document
  • PDF
  • Powerpoint Presentation
  • If you have completed your entry on paper, please scan your submission and upload as a JPEG
  • You can upload your submission as a video/audio file, or include a link in a word document to a video you have uploaded to YouTube

If you need any help uploading your submission or have any questions, get in touch and we'll be glad to help

(All submissions are reviewed by our team, please ensure yours is completed in full as any empty or false submissions will be removed and any points awarded deducted from your points total)


The Prizes

Win a trip for your class to The Skills Show, the nation's largest skills and careers event.


For inspiration and to learn about the benefits of completing an Apprenticeship, Click here.




National Apprenticeship Service