Ryan Smith, Digital Marketing Apprentice and recent winner of an Apprentice Of The Year Award, gives his top 5 reasons how an apprenticeship can help you get the career you want.
Apprenticeships are a great way to earn a living but also learn the roles of the job you are interested in. Not only do you gain valuable experience, make great friends and earn a living you finish with a qualification that will hold you in good stead for your future. Although apprenticeships are very popular, a lot of the time they are not the main choice for someone leaving school or college. But for those who are wanting to get straight into work, this is an excellent way to develop your own professionalism and experience.
Here are our top five reasons why an Apprenticeship could be the best choice for you:
Earn while you learn!
While working alongside other experienced people, you will receive the same opportunities as the rest of the team and earn a weekly wage. The national minimum wage for an apprenticeship is £3.30 per hour but some apprenticeships offer a significantly higher salary.
FACT: Did you know students entering university or higher education in 2016 will leave with around £30,000 worth of debt.
An apprenticeship will not have the same effect; in fact you should leave an apprenticeship with no debt or tuition fees – your employer will be paying you to gain a qualification.
You will gain from experienced professionals on the job; you will also be set targets to ensure that you are well supported and that you are progressing at an appropriate speed.
Qualification in desired career
Apprenticeships are available in over 1000 job roles across many different industries, so there are plenty of different qualifications you can gain.
Someone will always be on-hand to show you how things are done and help guide you through the process of completion.Back
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