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A new film has been launched by the National Apprenticeship Service to encourage more young people to explore the wide range of Apprenticeship opportunities available in manufacturing and engineering. In the film, 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 four stars, who work for defense firm, MBDA Missile Systems, precision engineering manufacturer, Warren Services, yacht building and boat repairs business, Berthon Boat Company and multinational defense, security and aerospace company, BAE Systems, also talk about the breadth of skills they developed during their Apprenticeship and the importance of the sector to the economy.

“The sector needs to recruit 82,000 people just to cover retirements up to 2016. Apprenticeships are key to tackling this issue — providing individuals with the advanced skills and experience to not only set them on a successful career path, but also help ensure growth in what is one of the UK’s priority sectors.”