Have you considered an apprenticeship?

Companies from a variety of sectors are being asked to open their doors to young apprentices.

The government push comes at the start of national apprentice week as figures show three quarters of smaller businesses are still reluctant about taking on a trainee.

Education bosses have set a target of filling two hundred thousand on-the-job training posts by the end of the year.

Watch our report from Matt Price as he went to meet one firm that is already reaping the rewards of hiring an apprentice: