Why Starting an Apprenticeship is Exciting

Have you ever considered doing an apprenticeship but don’t know how it could benefit you now, and in the future? There are many appeals to doing an apprenticeship. But we have found 4 to be the most popular, which could shape your decision. With University becoming more expensive, and employers looking for people with experience in the field. Many don’t know what path to take to benefit their future careers, and set them aside from other candidates. that’s why more and more young people are going into apprenticeships year on year, and you could be one of them.

No Costs 

Unlike going to university, which can cost annually £9,250 in England and Wales, an apprenticeship is completely free for the apprentice. This is because the training is paid for by apprenticeship funding, so you will not have any annual fees. This allows you to use that money towards your future, such as a house, rent or travelling.

‘Earn While You Learn’ 

In addition to having zero costs, you also ‘earn while you learn’. This means you will be earning a wage through your apprenticeship. Legally this must at least minimum apprenticeship wage, which is from the 1st April 2024 £6.40 an hour. 

Receive A Recognised Qualification 

Completing an apprenticeship can lead you to achieving a variety of qualifications, which depend on the industry you are working in. Here are some common types of qualifications you could obtain: 

-Technical Certificates and Diplomas: Many apprenticeships include studying for technical qualifications related to the trade or profession. These are often awarded by recognized bodies such as City & Guilds or BTEC. 

-Higher Apprenticeships: These can lead to qualifications equal to a foundation degree, Higher National Diploma, or a bachelor’s degree, depending on the program you have chosen. 

-Degree Apprenticeships: These combine university study and workplace learning to gain a full bachelor’s or master’s degree, which is equivalent to a university degree. 

-Trade-Specific Qualifications: In skilled trades, apprenticeships often lead to qualifications that qualify you as a journeyman or master trades person in areas such as plumbing, electrical work, carpentry, or welding. 

Boost Employ-ability 

Future employers will value the combination of practical experience, and academic knowledge. That all apprentices can bring to the table once completing their course. more so completing an apprenticeship demonstrates to potential employers that you have not only mastered the relevant skills but also possess the work ethic and commitment required to succeed in a professional setting. This can make you a more attractive candidate in the job market, giving you a competitive edge over peers who lack practical experience. such as those who chose the university path, who have no practical training. 

Embrace the opportunity to learn, earn, and grow, and take the first step towards a promising career. Take a look at our website https://www.apprenticetips.com/ or find us on Twitter https://x.com/apprenticetips?lang=en-GB to find out more about what’s on offer, and how to start your apprenticeship journey. 

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