Featuring Ghetts, Young T & Bugsey, Ray BLK and IAMDDB, Apprentice Nation’s spring show inspired thousands live and direct from London’s Printworks. Bringing real energy and excitement, it also launched six weeks of work-ready content designed to give young people the skills they need to shape their future.
And breathe. It’s time to reflect on our favourite moments from the Spring 2021 Live Show, seen by over 13,000 people on YouTube. We’ll also share some of the amazing content ready to be unleashed in the upcoming six-week programme.
Apprentice Nation is a careers platform produced by RockCorps and Multiverse with support from BT. Providing access to exclusive artist performances, interviews and work-ready webinars, it puts apprenticeships on the main stage. Focusing on those from historically underrepresented groups, Apprentice Nation gives young people the skills they need to shape their futures.
Through gamified learning, those on the platform can earn rewards like Samsung phones, Beats headphones, Amazon vouchers and exclusive hangouts with their favourite artists.
Missed the show? Check out the highlights below.
One of the hottest hip-hop duos in the UK right now, Young T & Bugsey kicked off the second edition of the Live Show with ‘Don’t Rush’. Matching his energy on stage, Bugsey had some reassuring advice around career paths for the young audience:
“Try lots of things. That’s very important. People think you can only do one thing. They think they’re limited to one type of job, because of their background or where they’re from. Be open-minded and you might stumble into something. That’s how you might find what you want to do.”
After Ray BLK’s stunning performance of breakthrough hit ‘My Hood’, she shared some thoughts on how important apprenticeship visibility is:
“I think if there was more knowledge and education about what an apprenticeship is, and how it can further you in life and open doors, more people would have done one.”
IAMDDB lit up the stage with ‘Wa’hum’, while the legendary Ghetts ended the night with some powerful songs from his new album, Conflict of Interest. As someone who believes in the power of embracing your individuality, Ghetts had this to say: “The traditional way of education isn’t for everyone”. He then called on all educators to
“start challenging ourselves to think of...ways to see what [young people's] interests are and other ways of excelling.”
The advice doesn’t stop there. Brand new on-demand videos, plus a six-week webinar series on the Skills Hub, all feature interviews with the artists that delve into their personal experiences.
The next six weeks will be packed with career support like no other. From everything you need to know about digital industries to job hunting with a criminal record, demystifying apprenticeships, and managing your money. We’ll cover it all.
Check out the full schedule and register for webinars on the Skills Hub.