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.