UK Apprentice

How I Built My Own Career Path After An Apprenticeship

Elise Dopson | Posted 04.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Elise Dopson

I'm not one to shy-away from the fact that I hated being in school. Sitting in a classroom and re-writing my teacher's notes wasn't my favourite activity; I'd much rather be out in the "real world" and finding out these facts myself.

Apprenticeships: How Small Businesses Can Make The Most Of Opportunities

Mark Farrar | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK
Mark Farrar

2017 to date has also been an incredibly important year for apprenticeships. By the end of May, all large employers in the UK - those with a pay bill of over £3 million each year - made their first payment into the new apprenticeship levy. The monies raised from this levy are designed to help fund the development and delivery of apprenticeships, aiming to improve the quality and quantity of those available.

Rolling Up My Sleeves And Getting My Hands Dirty Is Everything I Thought It Would Be

Marissa Francis | Posted 12.03.2017 | UK
Marissa Francis

I'm 24 years old, I have a four-year-old daughter, and I'm an apprentice engineer at ABM UK. Sometimes people are surprised that a young woman would b...

Why I Still Pinch Myself One Year Into My BBC Apprenticeship

Abbie Hogarth | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Abbie Hogarth

I still have to pinch myself that at just 20 years old, I've been working here for a year whilst studying for a degree, with the BBC paying my tuition fees. It's a truly unique opportunity within the creative industries, and I feel so lucky to be in a position to learn through hands on experience and from some of the most inspiring people in television.

Apprenticeship Is Still a Dirty Word - And Here's Why It Shouldn't Be

Ryan Thorley | Posted 19.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ryan Thorley

When I was at college, like a lot of people, I had no idea what I wanted to do. I had always performed well at school; I was thrilled to achieve an A and two B grades in my A levels and I loved studying History, Business Studies and ICT. But what next?

'The Apprentice' Viewing Figures Are In...

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

‘The Apprentice’ might be on its eleventh outing, but the business reality series shows no sign of dwindling in popularity, judging by the opening...

What If the Internet Went Down... FOREVER

Ben Morgan | Posted 02.07.2016 | UK Comedy
Ben Morgan

On July 2nd, 2017 the internet stopped working. For 24 hours people furiously pressed 'refresh' over and over again but to no avail. Come the next mor...

The Apprentice 2015: Guess Who Next Year's Contestants Are?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2014 | UK Comedy

We get an exclusive look at the contestants who'll be in Alan Sugar's firing line next year... (Video made for HuffPost UK Comedy by Amanda Wilkie,...

'Luisa May Regret Taking Her Clothes Off At The Drop Of A Hat'

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Luisa Zissman's occasional allergy to clothes has raised that eyebrow of Lord Sugar's aide Nick Hewer, who reckons the former 'Apprentice' star may re...

The Best Twitter Reactions To 'The Apprentice' Launch

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Lord Alan Sugar was back on the box on Tuesday night with the latest batch of over-confident and (mostly) seriously deluded candidates all jostling fo...

First Look! This Year's 'Apprentice' Candidates Attempt Their First Task

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

'The Apprentice' returns to our screens on Tuesday night for it's tenth series and for this year's candidates, the challenge of winning an investment ...

The Case for Apprenticeships - By Someone in the Know

Rachel Appleby | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Rachel Appleby

I would never be where I am now if it hadn't been for my apprenticeship. Not only has it given me skills, confidence and the opportunity to work with some brilliant people, but it's also highlighted to me a real problem that needs addressing...

Didn't Fancy A Mud-Wrestle Then, Ladies?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Luisa Zissman and Helen Flanagan attended the same London party last night, however they both seem to have forgotten their promise to get down and dir...

Realise Your Career Potential With an Apprenticeship

Steve Goldthorpe | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Steve Goldthorpe

With National Apprenticeship Week in full swing last week, and since youth unemployment remains at 20%, it's more important than ever that we do everything we can to help young people into work. I'm an example of how an apprenticeship can give you a job for life after joining British Gas as an apprentice 34 years ago, back in 1980, and now I run our six training academies across the UK training the engineers of tomorrow.

'Apprentice' Winner Reveals Cancer Battle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

Former 'The Apprentice' winner Michelle Dewberry has revealed she's been diagnosed with skin cancer. The businesswoman from Hull - who won the 2006...

Why an Apprenticeship May Be the Key to Your Future

Arfan Ghani | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Arfan Ghani

From helping my mum around the house since I was small, to fixing my own bike, I've always had a passion for understanding how things work and helping out, so I knew that I had to find a job that would be hands-on. But I didn't know how to get there..

Award-winning Apprenticeships Happen at Smaller Businesses Too

Jessica Kirby | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jessica Kirby

Having been an apprentice, I am now very aware that there are a considerable amount of people out there with a negative view of Apprenticeships - whether that is through a bad experience or through just hearing the ever-changing Chinese whispers that get thrown around regarding Apprenticeships. Trust me, the Apprenticeship experience is simply only a positive one.

Ten Reasons to Undertake an Apprenticeship

Lizzie Moffatt | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Lizzie Moffatt

Many young adults are returning to school after a long summer and preparing for their final year. They are naturally concerned about their forthcoming exams and already considering which university they would like to attend. Very few of those young adults will be considering an apprenticeship...

When Are Businesses Going to Realise That Apprentices Make Business Sense?

Neil Cain | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Neil Cain

I am such a massive convert to the business value in Apprenticeships - I just want to shout about it and make more businesses realise the opportunity and see more young people realising their potential. It seems that finally more people are cottoning on to the value of being an apprentice, but we just need more businesses to take it on.

Luisa's Quick Change

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

Luisa Zissman must have hit the dancefloor hard this weekend after she was spotted swapping her skyscraper heels for a pair comfy trainers after a nig...

Who's Taking A Cab (Ride)?

The Huffington Post UK | Baggers | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Entertainment

No wonder this year's 'Apprentice' runner-up Luisa Zissman is hiding her face - not only has she been caught giving some lucky gent what looks like a ...

Introducing the IAC - The Voice of Industry Apprentices

Ann Watson | Posted 24.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ann Watson

The IAC is giving learners something they have not had before - a national voice. The changing landscape of apprenticeships in this country, as Government endeavours to secure the vocational route as a central pathway into fulfilling careers, requires input from those who will be affected - the apprentices themselves.

A Clash of Nations in Germany - WorldSkills Leipzig 2013

Ann Watson | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Ann Watson

The world celebrates vocational qualifications this week. A thousand of the brightest and best from around the planet have gathered in Leipzig, Germany, to battle it out to be crowned the "Best in the World" at their chosen profession.

PICS: 'The Apprentice' Lookalikes

Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

The candidates for the ninth series of 'The Apprentice' have been revealed and well, just like last year, we simply couldn't resist matching all 16 of...

The Apprentice: Meet The 2013 Candidates

Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

'The Apprentice' returns to BBC One for a ninth series on 7 May as Lord Sugar and his advisors put 16 new candidates through the toughest business tes...