Why consider an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships provide experiential, practical and monetary benefits.

If you are unsure about the apprenticeship route, read on below to discover the advantages it can provide.


Advantages of Apprenticeships

Learning is highly practical

For those who prefer practical work, an apprenticeship is the perfect fit.

80% of time is spent at the workplace gaining truly transferable skills.

The remaining 20% of time is spent on off-the-job training, gaining knowledge that can immediately be implemented at work.

Apprentices are Employees

An apprenticeship is a real job, and an apprentice is a genuine member of staff.

Apprentices get all the working benefits of a full-time employee, including a salary, paid holidays, bank holidays and statutory sick pay.

Apprentices get ahead of the curve

For those with a strong interest in a particular industry an apprenticeship is a great way to get ahead of the curve.

Apprentices gain all important working experience within a field of their choice, providing them with a competitive advantage when applying for full time employment

Apprenticeships lead to full-time jobs

Upon completion of an apprenticeship, 70% of employers retain apprentices as permanent staff.

This is because apprentices gain skills and knowledge highly relevant to their job role. As a result, they become a highly valued member of staff that employers wish to keep long-term.

Student Discount

Alongside the working perks of being an employee, apprentices get the financial advantages of being a student.

Apprentices are eligible for an NUS Apprentice Extra Card, with which they can receive discounts from companies such as Samsung, Domino’s and Disney+.

Nationally recognised qualifications

Upon completion of an apprenticeship, apprentices earn a nationally recognised qualification.

Depending on the apprenticeship level, this can be equivalent to a degree.

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