This work investigates the industrial environment entered by
craft apprentices in the Derby area and records a two-year
dialogue with 4th and 5th Year pupils from one school.
Companies were vis1 ted and examples of the mathematics required
were collected. The views of training officers were noted and
these are presented with the corresponding opinions from
The destinations of the leaving population were analysed and the
examination results extracted for those entering craft
A Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.