Students taking on apprenticeships demonstrate and learn a number of transferable skills, often demanding the ability to multitask.
But, it turns out that trying to focus on too many things at once can be detrimental to learning and achievement.
According to this infographic, from OnlineCollege.org, it can lead to a 40 per cent drop in productivity, and being distracted by smartphones while studying often results in academic impairment.
There are a number of challenges that present themselves for youngsters embarking on a new apprenticeship. Take a look at the infographic for tips on focusing on the task in hand.