5 reasons why an Apprenticeship is the perfect step towards your dream career

Published: 7th March 2023

It’s National Careers Week so we’re looking at just a few of the reasons why an Apprenticeship might be the perfect step into your dream job. Keep reading to find out more.

Experience, experience, experience

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, the number one thing employers are looking for when it comes to giving out jobs is experience. An applicant who has done the job before or has experience of working in the real world will really stand out against other candidates.

Luckily, an Apprenticeship is 80% on-the-job training, so by the time you finish you’ll have loads of practical experience under your belt that you can use to get into the career you want.

Variety is the spice of life

In the past, Apprenticeships might have been limited to just a handful of sectors, but in 2023 that couldn’t be further from the truth! You can start an Apprenticeship with us in over 12 sectors, from IT and computing, to catering and even floristry!

No matter what your career goal is, we’ve got an Apprenticeship to get you the experience and skills you need to get there! Click here to explore the Apprenticeship standards we offer.

Make industry contacts to further your career

Doing an Apprenticeship means that you’ll spend the majority of your time on the job, learning from your colleagues and making connections with suppliers, clients, business partners and more, so once you’ve completed your Apprenticeship, you’ll have a ready-made portfolio of contacts that you can take with you into your next job.

You never know who might be in a position to offer you a job vacancy or business opportunity, so it pays to know people in the industry!

Upskill yourself for the job you want

We’ve talked about the importance of getting experience in your chosen field, but it’s also vital that you have the skills to match! For most Apprentices, you’ll spend one day per week in college working with your tutors to master the practical skills you’ll need for your job role.

Whether that’s learning a new patisserie technique or honing your metalworking talents using our virtual welding machine, we want to make sure that you have the skills to succeed in your Apprenticeship and beyond.

The stats don’t lie

Did you know that as many as 85% of Apprentices stay in employment after completing their Apprenticeship? In fact, almost two-thirds will remain with the same employer. So not only will an Apprenticeship make you highly employable, there’s also a good chance you won’t even have to apply for another position once you finish your programme.

The long-term benefits of an Apprenticeship are also pretty impressive!

  • 1 in 3 (32%) former Apprentices received a promotion within a year of completing their Apprenticeship
  • 51% of companies stated that it takes an Apprentice approximately five years to reach management level
  • Almost 20% of employers have former Apprentices working in board level positions

Ready to take that first step into your dream career with an Apprenticeship? Head over to our vacancies page to find your perfect Apprenticeship!

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