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

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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