Featuring AJ Tracey, Mae Muller, and Ivorian Doll, Apprentice Nation’s autumn gig reached thousands at Under the Bridge London and online. Inspiring and energising after a challenging year, it launched six weeks of work and life skills content to help young people unlock their potential.
We’re hitting replay on an electric Autumn 2021 Gig, experienced for the first time in over 2 years by a live audience and watched online by over 50,000. Plus, we’ll be sharing even more exciting content and events to dive into in the six-week programme live now.
Apprentice Nation is a collaboration between Multiverse, RockCorps, BT and Lucozade. Together, we’re on a mission to energise and inspire young people to shape their futures. Through performances, interviews and skills training, the platform raises awareness of apprenticeships among young people – particularly those in historically underrepresented groups.
Providing accessible gamified content, Apprentice Nation gives young people the chance to earn rewards while they learn, including MacBook Pros, iPads, Beats headphones, and hangouts with the artists.
Missed the Gig? Check out the highlights below.
Kicking off the night at Under the Bridge London, chart jumping singer-songwriter Mae Muller took the stage in her instantly loveable style, treating the audience to her first-ever live performance of new hit ‘Better Days’. When sharing her career journey with host Henrie Kwushue, she had some advice around decision-making:
I feel like everybody’s different and to some people university is the way - but I know for people like me, it’s not where you can flourish the most. No matter how much pressure you get from your teachers or your parents, or other friends that are going [to university], if you genuinely don’t feel like it’s right - there are so many other ways of getting there. I thought people were going to judge me, and I wasn’t going to get to where I wanted, but you’ve just got to make that first move.
Next up, one of rap’s biggest names, AJ Tracey, joined live and direct from his home turf with all the hits from new album ‘Flu Game’ - every lyric known and belted by the crowd. He shared his honest journey to the top, the reality of dropping out of uni to pursue what felt right for him. Knowing how hard self-belief can be when you’re taking a different path to others, AJ suggests:
If you keep going, keep making sure the product you want to sell people is A1 is the best it can be, eventually someone's gonna hear you and give you a shot trust me.
Ending on nothing but a high, Queen of Drill Ivorian Doll, hyped up the crowd with 'Rumours' and shared all her top tips for building confidence in your ability to go far.
Apprentice Nation members Aqsa and La-Tajah said of the event and Apprentice Nation as a whole:
It connects so many different people and different areas of life. I feel like it’s such a community for young people...allowing us all to share our journeys together
I’m quite a nervous person, so Apprentice Nation really helped me gain confidence and go for what I want to do.
The Gig is just the beginning. The Skills Hub is now live with brand new on-demand content and webinars featuring the artist’s unseen advice on topics like discovering your purpose, job hunting with depression, taking action on the climate crisis and so much more. We’ve got you covered.
We’re also hosting Skills Fests in-person in London on the 29th October and Birmingham on the 13th November. Soak up even more work-ready skills to stand out from the crowd, make connections, and get energised and inspired with unmissable workshops and talks. Save your space here.
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