Completed your GCSEs or A-Levels, missed out on the start of college or university and are unsure of what to do next? The Chartered Management Institute have reported that less than half of 14-24 year olds believed they had received useful career advice; which can be costly, as university tuition fees can be up to £9,230 p.a. in England.
If you enjoy a mix of vocational and academic learning and want to get into work; apprenticeships might just be for you. Your company will pay all your tuition whilst in employment and you will receive a professional level qualification; if you pass the required assessments and written work.
Gone are the days of old when apprenticeships were for ‘tradespeople’ – plumbers, builders and electricians. They’re not just for boys either, 53% of all apprentice starts in 2016-2017 were female; and whilst the construction and engineering sectors remain male dominated, we are seeing the gender gap closing.
Apprenticeships have been introduced by the government in collaboration with UK employers; offering full-time, paid employment with the same rights and benefits as your colleagues. Nearly a fifth of apprentices progress to a degree and 90% of those that complete the qualifications remain in employment.
If you have a keen interest in any of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects, register your interest with us, join the team and we’ll get you enrolled in the next wave of apprentice college admissions.