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Government launching new apprenticeships in England

20 August 2014 Last updated at 12:26 BST

With thousands of students waiting to receive their GCSE results, the government is launching 40 new apprenticeships in England.

The new opportunities will be in areas in areas like engineering, hospitality and journalism, and is part of a drive to increase the number of young people in apprenticeships.

BBC Breakfast's Leah Gooding has been finding out how well they work.

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