Apprentice: Floristry

Joanne Haynes trained as a florist at Plumpton College in East Sussex. Only a few years after qualifying, she bought the floristry business where she had done her apprenticeship.

Apprentice: Hairdressing

Janieann Wightwick, 17, is studying for an NVQ level two in hairdressing at Mid-Kent College. Before she left school she worked in a local hair salon for some extra cash, and is now training full-time at the same salon.

Apprentice: Sea fishing

Having drifted for a few years after leaving school, Kris Spearing, 21, is studying for an NVQ level two in sea fishing at Whitby & District Fishing Industry Training School