Computers are increasingly important in every part of our lives - today's young people have grown up surrounded by computer technologies that would have seemed like science fiction only a generation ago. We now carry powerful computers around with us in our mobile phones, laptops and mp3 players.
The sector of Information and Communication Technology (ICT for short) is not only growing very quickly, it's also incredibly fast-changing as the cutting edge is constantly being pushed forwards.

Your Apprenticeship won't necessarily have to be at the cutting edge - although if you've got some interest and skills in computing already, it will obviously be an advantage. So if you're the sort of person who's always fixing computer problems for friends and family, why not put your skills to good use with an Apprenticeship with a company that services computers or installs networks?

Don't worry if you don't already have an in-depth knowledge of computer programming or web design. The great thing about your Apprenticeship is that you will pick up new skills, invaluable experience and all the underpinning knowledge you need at the same time.

Knowledgeable, highly-skilled ICT workers are needed by almost every industry, so the experience and training you'll get from your Apprenticeship could take you literally anywhere in the future.