Why / Benefits / Mythbusting
An apprenticeship provides monetary, practical and experiential benefits.
If you are unsure about the apprenticeship route, read on to discover just a few advantages it provides.
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
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.
Alongside the working perks of being an employee, apprentices get the financial advantages of being a student.
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.