For those that are more practically minded an Apprenticeship is a possible route as an alternative to A Levels and Degrees. Such opportunities are limited throughout the Motorsport industry, as well as throughout the engineering industry in general. Apprenticeships in the broader engineering industry are also limited, but this is a broader route you could consider before moving to the Motorsport industry. The better grades you have, the more opportunities will open up to you. In addition to good grades at school, such initiatives as F1 in Schools and Formula schools, relevant work experience, part time jobs or related hobbies such as mechanics or karting will also help your chances of securing such limited opportunities. The more you can demonstrate your determination and passion to be involved in Motorsport through the contents of your CV, the more possibility you will have of securing an Apprenticeship with an employer who can help you achieve your goal. At Williams we currently have 5 Apprentices on 3/4 year courses, this is 1% of our total workforce. We receive in excess of 100 CVs or letters each year about Apprenticeships, and we are only able to commit to these 5 places, every 3/4 years, or 300/400 CVs and letters. This demonstrates how distinctive your application or letter needs to be to stand out.