Green Lane Films teamed up with Iwan Kushka on a series of films to encourage young people to embark on an apprenticeship schemes. The project is designed to support interventions for tackling early school leaving by offering a second learning chance. It is co-funded by the European Commission, under the Lifelong Learning Programme, which aims to improve the quality of teaching and education opportunities in schools at a European level.
Filmed in Devon (mostly through South Devon College) these short films show the most in demand sectors of work. The one below is about 21 year old Fran, a care assistant, who works in a nursing home.
Students go to college for a couple of days a week and the rest of the time they learn vital skills on the job. Many are offered a permanent position afterward they finish their apprenticeship scheme.
Another in-demand line of work is in High Tech Electronics. This film shows a 17 year old telling us about his apprenticeship scheme placement at an oceanographic equipment company.
You can see all of the videos here.