Famous Apprentices

Look at the pictures of the famous people below. See if you can guess who they are and what they did their apprenticeship in…


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1: Alexander McQueen

He was a famous and highly respected fashion designer that started out as an apprentice tailor.

2: Billy Connolly

Connolly left school at the age of 15 to start an apprenticeship as a welder in a shipyard. He went on to be a successful comedian, actor and author.

3: Sir Alex Ferguson

He was an apprentice tool worker on a shipyard (the same shipyard in Glasgow as Connolly!) whilst playing football part time at the beginning of his career.

4: Elvis Presley

The famous singer songwriter trained as an electrician apprentice before his rise to fame.

5: Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton. Arguably one of the best guitarists ever, Eric Clapton completed a vocational course in stained glass design before turning to music.

6: Gordon Ramsay

The successful TV chef started his culinary career as a catering apprentice.

7: Jamie Oliver

The influential chef who started out as an apprentice in catering, is a highly respected campaigner for healthy eating and school dinners.

8: John Frieda

You’ve probably heard of his hair products, John Frieda is a celebrity hairdresser that started his career with an apprenticeship in hairdressing.

9: ‘Mona Lisa’ by Leonardo de Vinci

The Mona Lisa is one of the most famous paintings in history – drawn by a former apprentice painter. The Italian, who was also a scientist, was a powerful figure from the 15th century.

10: Ross Brawn

From engineer apprentice to F1 team boss, Brawn is currently the team principal of Mercedes GP F1 team.