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Apprenticeships - do employers use them for the right reasons?

Ryan

Active Member
#1
Firstly, I'm not going to go into too much detail in this thread for certain reasons.

So, apprentices cost barely anything to employers, if anything they're getting funding from this - so it's no surprise there are a high demand for apprentices. In most sectors, mine especially (business and admin),after a few months you're doing the job as good as something who's employed full time would do - which will obviously delight the employer.

I'm personally sick of seeing employers hiring apprentices for cheap labour, with no intentions of keeping them on full-time afterwards, especially if they've done a lot for the company. It sickens me to think that some companies use apprentices as "cheap labour" instead of trying to give them a career.

I know of companies who make apprentices redundant, then hire another apprentice in that role 3 months later, sorry to come out so opinionated, but it's physically sickening - then they wonder why young people don't work and stay in education!

What's everyone's view on this?
 
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whocky

New Member
#2
Hey Ryan

I agree that the employer will see this as cheap labour but it is just that for them. Now i totally agree with you in that when you have done your apprentice for a few months you are just as good as the next person but you can just finish the apprentice and move on to a full time job. For me i wouldn't want to stay at the same place as where i did my apprentice as people will always look down at you.

I would just move on >>>
 

Ryan

Active Member
#3
I never really looked at it like that, but I do agree that they may look down on you if you stay there - it all depends on what type of company you're working for :)
 

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