Whether you’re nearly at the end of high school, college, or are halfway through your career and looking for a change, an apprenticeship might be the ideal option to get your foot in the door in the sector you wish to work in.
We’ve put together this guide on National Apprentice week to provide you with all the information you’ll need before starting your apprenticeship!
What are Apprenticeships?
An apprenticeship is a position where you earn money while learning in a certain field. You’ll get hands-on experience in your chosen industry and career. An apprenticeship is a structured training programme aimed at helping you develop the skills and information you’ll need to succeed in the job. Providing you with the opportunity to jumpstart your career in your chosen field.
Why choose an Apprenticeship?
Employees and apprentices will have the same opportunities. You will be paid weekly and will be working with experienced staff.
The minimum salary for an apprentice is £4.30 per hour, however many apprentices make much more. This may appear modest at first, but keep in mind that you aren’t completely qualified yet, and your income will rise as you gain experience! You will get the same benefits as other employees as an apprentice, such as holiday and pension contributions.
Those who pursue an apprenticeship will not be burdened by tuition fees or student debt, as they would be if they attended university.
An apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your network. Developing professional relationships will be extremely beneficial to you in the future. You never know when you’ll need to reach out to your network for help or job prospects.
Types of Apprenticeships
There is a wide range of apprenticeships to choose from covering 170 industries. Some offer a variety of levels. In fact, there are 170 sectors covered by intermediate, advanced, and higher apprenticeships.
The most crucial thing for you to do before choosing an apprenticeship is to select what kind of job you want to pursue.
What will you get out of an Apprenticeship?
You will have received significant job experience and up to two NVQ certifications at the end of your apprenticeship, which will help you advance in your chosen career. Many apprentices are offered full-time positions inside the firm where they were an apprentice once their contract is over.
There is still potential for professional development once you have finished your apprenticeship. Your employer may opt to enrol you in a higher-level apprenticeship so that you can advance to higher positions within the company.
How to become an Apprentice
Apprenticeships can be found in a variety of ways. You might go to your local college or job center to check what apprenticeships are now available. You might also look for apprenticeship positions on job sites like CV-Library, Indeed, and others. A simple Google search will also bring up a variety of apprenticeship opportunities, and don’t forget to look on social media!
Kiwi Recruitment is always available to help with any questions or concerns you may have, as well as locating the best possible staff for your company.
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