Business KS3 / KS4: apprentice outdoor education tutor for a day

15 year-old Evie tries out being an apprentice outdoor education tutor for a day.

Evie gets some helpfuladvice about how to choose a career from a leading careers mentor, Aimee Bateman.

Evie finds out what employers are looking for from one of Britain’s leading outdoor education centres, Derwent Hill Outdoor Education Centre.

Evie also shadows apprentice Tom Gale and speaks to him about what his training involves.

An apprenticeship can be a terrific way into a job, to earn while you learn and can offer a real alternative to University for many young people.

With school students now having to stay in full time education or training until the age of 18, this clip provides plenty of useful advice to those who may benefit from a vocational education setting.

This is from the series: Apprentice for a Day

Teacher Notes

Careers and PSHE staff can discuss what pupils need to know about apprenticeships, e.g. what they are, what employers are looking for, how to find out if an apprenticeship would suit them.

They can discuss with pupils how to weigh up the pros and cons of choosing an apprenticeship over other career pathways.

Staff can use the clip with pupils to discuss why shadow apprentice Tom Gale reports a high level of job satisfaction and what are the variables that impact on career happiness.

Pupils can research apprenticeship vacancies and other useful information at:


For information about different types of jobs and careers:

For specialist advice and information, they can contact the National Careers Service helpline (0800 100 900) or talk to the careers adviser in their own school.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching Business and PSHE Citizenship at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4/GCSE, in England and Wales and Northern Ireland

Also at 3rd and 4th Level in Scotland.

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