Ten young people in Cumbria have embarked on a week long training course called 'The A Factor', as part of 'National Apprentice Week'.
They have been taking part in team building exercises and interview preparation under the eye of potential employers.
At the end of the week they will find out if they have secured a year long apprenticeship following a series of interviews.
Lorraine Irving, who is the Business and Community Manager at Lakes College, told ITV Border what the course is all about:
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