6 celebrities who started out as apprentices

22 August, 2016

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to earn while you learn and gain valuable work experience along the way. If you’re unsure about starting an apprenticeship, these 6 celebrities are proof that apprenticeships can lead to extremely successful careers!

Gordon Ramsay

In the mid 1980’s, Gordon Ramsay started an apprenticeship in hotel management with North Oxfordshire Technical College. 30 years later, he has his own TV show and owned over 40 restaurants around the world!

Sir Alex Ferguson

For his first job, he spent 5 years as an apprentice toolmaker at a typewriter factory in Glasgow and played football in his free time. Now he is an extremely successful football manager!

Stella McCartney

Stella started an apprenticeship at Savile Row Tailors when she was a fashion student. She learnt all about fashion including fine tailoring and is now one of the world’s best-known fashion designers. She even designed Team GB’s Adidas Kit for the 2012 Olympics!

Jamie Oliver

Jamie left school at 16 with only two GCSEs so he decided to start an apprenticeship in home economics. He worked in restaurants all over London and after years of hard work, ended up with his own TV show. He also owns several restaurants and runs his own apprenticeship scheme. In 2005, he launched a national school dinner campaign and has released over 20 cookbooks!

Elvis Presley

This one may come as a bit of a surprise. In the 1950’s, Elvis Presley began an apprenticeship as an electrician before he became the King of Rock and Roll. He is the biggest selling solo artist with over a billion record sales worldwide!

Sir Ian McKellen

Sir Ian McKellen completed a three-year apprenticeship at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry where he learned all the skills he needed to become one of the most famous actors in British history!

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