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The benefits of an apprenticeship

Ryan

Active Member
Apprenticeships aren't the best route for everyone to go. Some people are better off going to college or staying at school, depending on the career path they want to go down.

Apprenticeships benefit people who want to earn whilst they learn, and gives you the opportunity to get qualifications under your belt at the same time.

Benefits to an apprenticeship:
  • Learn whilst earning - Apprenticeships give you the chance to learn key skills in the workplace and generally in life. They also enable you to gain qualifications that future employers will want from you. You're likely to start out on the national minimum wage, or the equivalent for that industry. However as your skills increase, you may find your employer increases your wage too.
  • On the job support - Someone will always be on hand to provide you with help and support for your role, whilst putting the skills you have into practice. The employer won't expect you to be an expert in that industry, so they'll help you out however much you need them to do.
  • Paid holidays - By law, you're entitled to at least 20 days holiday a year. You may get extra depending on what the companies policy is. The beauty of paid holidays is in the name, you get paid to be off work, meaning you could meet up with friends, have an extra long weekend, go abroad, or do something simple like having a lie-in, it's entirely up to you!
  • Good future - Going into an apprenticeships teaches you all kinds of skills, it enables you to learn more about the real world, whilst getting experience in that industry. It effectively sets you up for the future. At the end of the apprenticeship you'll have all sorts of options available to you. You may find that you don't want to stay at the company you worked for, which isn't a problem as you have the experience and qualifications to go ahead and apply for regular jobs.
If you ever need any advice or want to ask any questions, there are plenty of resources out there for you, including us at Apprentice Forums.
 
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karen

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That's great info. Thanks for sharing.
 

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