Are you a maths whiz, an economist of the future, a budding blogger, and a sixth form student? The Financial Times have teamed up with the Bank of England to run a competition: write a blog of up to 500 words on anything related to the future world economy.
Currently, there's no standardised minimum quality for apprenticeships across the UK, but this could soon be changing following calls to improve.
Under current regulations, Kevin Rowan from Trade Union Congress argues that too many apprentices are still earning below minimum wage, and employers aren't being properly prosecuted for breaking rules when it comes to pay. Only 3% of those in breach have faced legal action.
Thinking about being an apprentice once you leave school? The BBC has come up with a list of the things you need to know about apprenticeship schemes in the UK this year, so read on to get an idea of the current situation for new apprentices.
Sheffield Hallam University has received £500k funding to create a Centre for Excellence for Degree Apprenticeships. This will provide specific high quality learning for apprentices looking to earn a degree alongside apprenticeship-style practical experience.
Sheffield Hallam is already a leading institution for degree apprenticeships, but this extra dedicated funding will offer a huge boost. The university's partners in the area currently include Wipro, Barnsley Met Borough Council, Sheffield Forgemasters, Tonic Works and L&P Springs, but the list is ever-increasing.
So, what does the M-word really mean? You might have heard the term 'mindfulness' thrown around by lifestyle bloggers, Insta yoginis and emblazoned on covers of pocket books in your local bookshop. It's becoming so popular that it's almost the new hygge.
Applying for uni, but worrying about how far the pennies in your pocket will stretch? Maybe you fancy the idea of an apprenticeship or further study, and want to be a little more financially independent? It can be a scary prospect and you're not alone, finances are a concern for many young people.
The Times have has compiled a list of some of the top budgeting apps on the market right now. Check them out if you need a little guidance when it comes to how much you can really spend on that inflatable crocodile you absolutely need for your "new" kitchen in halls.
There's also a few apps approved by Money Saving Expert's Martin Lewis in there too, so you know you're in good hands.
Trust us, everyone from your parents to your pals will be blown away by your newfound money-managing prowess. The best part? These apps are all free.
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