Apprentices offer online advice to GSCE pupils
A team of industry apprentices has made itself available to help GCSE pupils during results week.
The Industry Apprentice Council (IAC), which was founded and funded by awarding organisation EAL, will take questions from pupils in the midst of making life-changing decisions about their future.
The IAC will be available through their official Twitter and Facebook channels.
The online helpline is available for anyone looking for information or advice on: how to get into an apprenticeship; whether it's the right pathway for them; what they can achieve and where it could lead - among other Apprenticeship related topics.
An IAC spokesperson said: "It wasn't that long ago we went through GCSEs and A-levels and we know how nerve-wracking results day can be. It is a crucial time, when you will be making decisions that will affect your future, and making sure you pick the right next step is important.
"If you would like to know more about apprenticeships we are available to help. Apprenticeships offer a brilliant pathway into highly skilled, fulfilling careers in a wide variety of sectors. We are passionate about the vocational route and are happy to share our experiences with young people who are going through the same process we went through."
The IAC's members are all industry apprentices, aged 18- to 24 years old, from employers including: Airbus, BAE Systems, Caunton Engineering, DAF Trucks, Ford Dealerships, Ford GB, KMF, MBDA, National Grid, Nestlé, Rolls Royce and Vauxhall.