The 11th annual National Apprenticeship Week is upon us, led and co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service.
Firms including Fareham-based Barnbrook Systems are encouraging people to consider this fast track to a career.
Senior design engineer and former apprentice Andrew Gordon said: ‘It is important to develop and invest in young employees for the future.’
Trainee design engineer Todd Green, 20, is a Barnbrook apprentice. He said: ‘I would encourage other young people to consider an apprenticeship.
‘You don’t have the debt associated with university but you are paid while learning and gaining experience in a job.’