The National Apprenticeship Service has launched a new film to encourage more young people to explore the wide range of apprenticeship opportunities available in manufacturing and engineering.

In the film, which can be view at www.connectingindustry/NAS, four former and current apprentices working in different roles across the sector, recount their experience and talk about how an apprenticeship has benefited them, the breadth of skills they developed during their apprenticeship and the importance of the sector to the economy.

Sam Parker, 24, (pictured) who features in the film, is currently doing an Advanced Apprenticeship in Marine Electrics at the Berthon Boat Company in Lymington, Hampshire. He said, “My apprenticeship has given me an amazing opportunity to achieve a well respected qualification, as well as gain valuable experience in an innovative, high growth industry.”

David Way of the National Apprenticeship Service, added, “Britain has an excellent reputation for high quality manufacturing and engineering and is the birth place of some of the most innovative companies in the sector. Apprenticeships are vital to future-proofing that reputation.”