• Get The Skills You Need

    The economy is shifting faster than ever, meaning jobs are changing faster than ever too. That means there is always a skill gap between what employees were taught and what they need to do their job.

    In an apprenticeship, you aren’t taught a broad curriculum, but the exact lessons you need for your job role and career. Apprenticeships are like concentrated learning, as you only learn what you need and are constantly tailored to suit the job as it changes during your apprenticeship.

  •  On-The-Job Experience

    You aren’t expected to know everything you need for the job role from day one. Instead, you get time to watch and learn first-hand from your co-workers, and gain confidence in knowing what that job entails before being expected to take on the position.

    However, you also get the chance to try the job yourself, giving you the confidence and understanding to tackle your career path and reach your future potential.

  • Earn While You Learn

    Being a young person in today’s economy means getting a salary as soon as possible is integral for you to establish yourself and get on the property ladder. In other career avenues, it could be years before you even start applying for jobs, and, given the potentially devastating economic impact of COVID-19, getting a job could take a long time in itself.

    With an apprenticeship, you start with a definite job lined up for you at the end of the course, and you earn the whole way through. Not only that, you aren’t paying for the tuition, unlike a University Degree in which you will likely leave with tens of thousands of pounds worth of debt.

  • Gain a Qualification

    In as little as a year, alongside valuable experience and a regular wage, you could gain a certified and nationally recognised qualification. This means at the end of the apprenticeship, even if you decided that that job role wasn’t the right one for you, you could still add a significant mark of your time to your CV.

    Along with being able to give examples of all the vital first-hand working experiences that you had whilst on the job, you will significantly increase your chances of finding another job by having a qualification that you earned outside of full-time education. This is something employers value because it requires individual initiative

    To find out what level of qualification each type of apprenticeship gives you, click here.

  • Get Support

    When taking the first step on your career path, there are few other avenues where you can get constant support. With an apprenticeship, you are given the time and tools you need to find your feet in a complicated world

    As an apprentice, you have the constant support of local and national government, your employer, your training provider, other organisations for local assistance and Employing an Apprentice, who are compiling all the information you need in one place. To find more help in your area, click here.

  • Flexibility

    Apprenticeships are flexible to fit your needs and the needs of the career. As an apprentice there is nothing holding you to the apprenticeship if you wanted to leave. That means if you decide the role is not right for you, you can leave with no cost to yourself, so there is no risk involved at all.

    Additionally, businesses change their jobs to suit the needs of the market. That means that you can be confident everything you learn will be adapted to suit the career path that you are setting out upon.