A new series of films has been launched to showcase engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships.

Four industry apprentices have been chosen to appear in EAL’s How to make it in industry film series, which is being officially launched at The Skills Show, the UK’s biggest skills and careers event.

EAL, the specialist awarding organisation for industry qualifications, selected the apprentices from a range of companies, including Nestlé, in York, Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd, in Lincoln, Caunton Engineering Ltd, in Nottingham, and KMF Precision Sheet Metal Ltd, in Newcastle under Lyme.

The four apprentices, aged between 18 and 21, demonstrate a range of career pathways and skills between them, from producing KitKat chocolate bars to building huge gas turbines, and manufacturing vast steel framework structures to creating medical equipment and aerospace components. A key aim of the films was to show the level of expertise the apprentices develop at such a young age.

Ann Watson, Managing Director of EAL, said: “The aim of EAL’s How to make it in industry series is to showcase engineering and manufacturing careers and change perceptions of industry by demonstrating the wide-ranging experiences and roles that apprentices undertake. Apprenticeships can lead to an array of interesting, fulfilling and highly skilled careers. It’s important that the vocational pathway is not seen as second rate but of equal value to higher education, and therefore we hope young people, parents, teachers and careers advisors will find the How to make it in industry series insightful and inspiring.”

To view the full series of EAL’s How to make it in industry films visit http://www.youtube.com/user/EALAwards/.

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