Documentary on apprenticeships

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A new film is being produced looking at the history of apprenticeships in Cornwall and Devon.  The documentary will explore where apprenticeships started, how they’ve changed and what the future holds, with the premiere scheduled for a gala event during National Apprenticeship Week, which is being held in March 2016.

Director of development at The Cornwall College Group, Sally Foard, said: “Apprenticeships have been run in Cornwall for hundreds of years in different forms; from the boat building apprenticeships that Falmouth Marine School ran in the eighteen hundreds to today’s modern work-based learning programmes.”

Producers are now looking for apprentices from across the region to get in touch and are especially keen to try and track down the region’s oldest former apprentice.  A reunion event is also being planned, which will coincide with the premier of the film.

Researchers are now speaking to local historians and are appealing for anyone with archive footage to get in touch.  If you are a former apprentice or you know someone who may be interested in taking part in this film please contact legends@cornwall.ac.uk or call 01209 616101.