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Apprentices key to helping power company keep the lights on

It is National Apprenticeship Week, a week of highlighting the benefit of apprenticeships to businesses, communities and the wider economy.

Apprenticeships allow people to earn while they learn and provide vital on-the-job training.

Derek Johnson spent the day with a company that owns and maintains the electricity cables across the south east. Bosses say they rely on a apprenticeship programme to keep the lights on.

Details on the UK Power Networks' apprenticeship programme here: UKPN Careers