Apprenticeships: Why you should consider one!
With exams coming to an end, post 16 year olds are now considering their options when it comes to their future career. Rather than continuing with A Levels or university, students are choosing to take a different path in to employment and as a result the popularity of apprenticeships is on the rise.
Whether you're looking to begin a career in a specific sector or are interested in a career change, an apprenticeship could be the right opportunity for you.
Here are the main reasons to consider an apprenticeship:
Earn while you learn:
As well as on the job training, you will receive a salary as soon as you begin your apprenticeship. This could increase as you progress and gain further experience within the business you're working in.
On the job experience:
An apprenticeship will give you invaluable on the job experience and you will work alongside other employees who will be able to share their expertise and allow you to practice your skills in a specific area.
After completing an apprenticeship, you will be an expert within your area which is why many employers look to keep an apprentice on and progress them through a business.
"Over 81% of employers said that employing apprentices generated higher overall productivity for their company"
Gain a qualification:
An apprenticeship with CT Skills will allow you to receive an industry recognised qualification. CT Skills offer apprenticeships across a variety of levels ranging from Level 2 through to Level 5, so you can continue to develop your qualifications as you progress in a business.
Support and Guidance:
During your apprenticeship, you will be assigned a designated tutor who will guide you at your own pace, level and structure. You will also receive one-to-one support and regular meetings with your tutor to ensure you are reaching your potential.
Make yourself stand out:
Apprenticeships are great on a CV! They show potential employers that you are committed and have plenty of on the job experience. This can make you instantly more employable in your chosen sector.