Why consider an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships provide experiential, practical and monetary benefits.

Through a combination of on and off the job training, apprenticeships are a great way of gaining valuable work experience in an exciting job whilst gaining relevant skills and knowledge to develop a rewarding career. 

If you are unsure about the apprenticeship route, read on below to discover the advantages it can provide.


Advantages of apprenticeships

Learning is highly practical

For those who prefer to learn a combination of theory and practice, an apprenticeship is the perfect fit.

Time is spent at the workplace gaining relevant valuable skills and knowledge.

Time is spent on off-the-job training, gaining knowledge that can be implemented in the workplace.

Apprentices are employees

An apprenticeship is a real job, and an apprentice is one of the team, same as everyone else.

Apprentices get the benefits of working, including a salary, paid holidays, and all of the perks of the job.

Apprentices get ahead of the curve

For those with a strong interest in a particular industry, an apprenticeship is a great way to get ahead of the curve.

Apprentices gain all important work experience within a field of their choice, providing a competitive advantage when thinking about career development.

Apprenticeships lead to career development

Upon completion of an apprenticeship, the majority of employers retain and develop their apprentices further.

This is because apprentices gain skills and knowledge highly relevant to their job role. As a result, they become valued members of staff that employers wish to invest in.

Student discount

Alongside the working perks of being an employee, apprentices get financial advantages of being a student.

Apprentices are eligible for an NUS Apprentice Extra Card, with which they can receive discounts from companies such as Samsung, Domino’s and Disney+.

Nationally recognised qualifications

Upon completion of an apprenticeship, apprentices gain an apprenticeship qualification and, in some instances, additional qualifications.

Depending on the apprenticeship level, this can be equivalent to a degree.

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