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At the age of 16 (the end of year 11 high school) some pupils opt to continue their education through sixth forms and colleges; others decide to join an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship is a type of formal education where you will learn a job by actually doing it. Through apprenticeships, you will still gain qualifications yet will also get a wage.

Watch the clip about Zac Norton, an apprenticeship at Mazak engineering in Worcester, to find a little more about what life as an apprentice is like.

A day in the life of Mazak apprentice Zac Norton

Zac Norton is a final year sheet metal apprentice specialising in weld. This video is designed to give you a flavour of what it is like being an apprentice a...