Why Choose an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships have become increasingly more popular over the past five years, even more so now. There is a wide range of different and diverse roles you can pursue through an apprenticeship, be that in engineering, health and social care, business or even science.
BENEFITS OF AN APPRENTICESHIP
- Earn while you learn
- High quality training
- You can still get a degree
- Gain hands on experience in your chosen career and much more!
“Apprenticeships are for those who do not perform academically.”
FALSE – They are a fantastic opportunity for all kinds of people looking to expand their knowledge and upgrade their skill sets, by getting stuck right into a job.
“Apprenticeships are only for manual trade jobs.”
FALSE – This is not entirely true, although there may be a wide range of apprenticeships in construction, engineering, IT services, which are very hands-on, there are also a vast choice of vocational trades such as law, fashion, media.
“Apprentices have no scope for progression.”
FALSE – Approximately 65% of apprentices are hired on a permanent basis by their current employer after their programme has finished and a third who remain in the same company receive a promotion in their first year.
“Apprenticeships are only for entry level or low-level workers.”
FALSE – Whilst there are apprenticeships at lower levels, there are also a wide range of higher level and degree level apprenticeships. There is something for everyone.
“University graduates earn more than apprentices.”
FALSE – There is a common misconception among young people (and parents) that university will set them up to earn more in the future. By the time a graduate has just qualified, an apprentice will have completed their End Point Assessment and will already have a year or two experience in the industry putting them ahead of fellow university graduates.
DfE Careers guidance and access for education and training providers – October 2018
Link to the Gov.uk website regarding apprenticeships
This includes a guide to apprenticeships and students can also access a link to search for apprenticeship vacancies.