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An Apprenticeship is an excellent way of getting started in your chosen career. You will have a paid job whilst also working towards an Apprenticeship in your industry area.
Apprenticeships are Workbased meaning you gain valuable skills and experience from the employer you work for. They can take several years to complete and there are various levels, which Apprenticeships come in (Level 2 to 7). Employers make time available for your study, which will total a minimum of 20% off the job training.
It is an appealing route for many students because it begins with a job and gives you immediate work experience, which is valuable for future employment. Apprentices have listed other reasons why they choose them over full time college study:
Instead of building up debt at University, Apprentices earn a real salary and the government or your employer supports any training fees associated to the course.
The choice of Apprenticeships is huge. You can develop a pathway that matches your careers ambitions and suits the needs of your employer.
An Apprenticeship will put you a step ahead of other job hunters as you will have both the qualification AND the experience allowing you to progress your career FASTER.
While on an Apprenticeship you will gain the skills, experience and contacts needed to reach your goal FASTER.
Employers say that qualified apprentices are 15% more employable than those with other qualifications.