Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were Apprentices!

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With National Apprenticeship Week in full swing, we present our favourite celebrities who you may not have realised started their careers as apprentices. From the ‘Naked Chef’ to the creator of the Mona Lisa, there are a host of celebrities who started their road to fame and fortune as apprentices. Here are some of our favourites:

Jamie Oliver

Long before Jamie Oliver was revolutionising school meals he started his route to culinary prowess as an apprentice. Jamie Oliver

Despite leaving school with just 2 GCSEs, Oliver set about his journey by undertaking a NVQ in home economics from Westminster College before wading into the world of apprenticeships. The Naked Chef worked at Antonio Carluccio’s Neal’s Yard restaurant apprenticing as a Pastry Chef and it was here Oliver first started preparing Italian food. Oliver now has a net worth of £240m and offers his own apprenticeship programme for young hopefuls.

Leonardo Da Vinci

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Some have called me a leader, and a entrepreneur, they say I have integrity, presence and skills to ensure continuous improvement and success in whatever challenges I face. They also tell me that I am positive, resilient and motivating. I say, I'm just a normaI guy from Gateshead in the North of England, who started as an apprentice engineer. I have been in the right place at the right time and in the wrong place at the wrong time! I have successfully initiated and led complex organizations and situations to completion and success, and I have been in some jobs where success seemed untouchable. Mainly though, I have tried to learn everyday, help people to progress and learn the skills they need to be successful. I have had the privilege of working with some great people locally across the UK and more recently internationally in Asia, Europe and now USA, where I am lucky enough to work for www.3aaa.co.uk where I am head of 3aaa USA. This website is just me having an outlet to talk about all those thoughts, ideas and things I learn that pass through my head every day when I face the challenge of doing business. I will also rant on about how great apprenticeships are, and how you can help change peoples lives through them. After all thats how I got to do the great things that I have done, and also I am still an apprentice everyday! All I ask is that if you find it interesting then leave a comment and share what you read. THANK YOU.

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