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