My Apprenticeship Experience
03 Feb 2020
When it comes to education, much of the UK is stuck in the traditional mind-set that students have to follow the path of GCSEs, A-levels and then onto university to enter the world of work, yet there are now so many other options available. Apprenticeships are one such option, however, they carry a negative stigma among students as something people do if they haven’t got good enough grades to get into university.
While doing my apprenticeship, not only did I achieve a qualification through having monthly one-to-one meetings with my tutor and having two hours a week dedicated to completing my work, I also gained one year’s work experience which was critical when it came to getting my next job. This is one of the major pros of apprenticeships compared to university; I know many people who have come out of university and struggle to get entry level roles and settle for internships (often unpaid) to build up their experience.
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If you’re thinking of doing an apprenticeship, go for it! The things you learn about the world of work will set you up for the rest of your career and the experience will allow you to ensure that the career you’re looking to pursue is right for you without committing three plus years of your life to it and a lot of money.