Finding an apprenticeship

Finding an Apprenticeship – Can you really do without this advice?

So, you’ve decided to step outside of the classroom and climb on board the career ladder of opportunity. You might be feeling excited, nervous and worried? But don’t worry, it’s completely normal and better yet you’ve got us here to make it just that little bit easier. We’ll give you guidance on what to expect and assist you along your journey of finding an Apprenticeship perfect for you.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship enables you to enter the world of work, earn a decent wage and learn new skills, you’ll be exposed to amazing opportunities to shine in a job you enjoy. Apprenticeships revolve around hands on experience combined with classroom learning. They provide you with the skills you need for your chosen career that will also lead to nationally recognised qualifications within this area.

There has never been a better time to start an Apprenticeship, with the government planning to invest a further 1 billion in Apprenticeship programmes by 2020. Doing an Apprenticeship could be a beneficial alternative to traditional routes like college and university.

Finding the right Apprenticeship for you

It’s a well known fact that we spend a lot of our lives at work regardless of what industry you work in and that’s why it’s crucial that you pick an Apprenticeship that inspires you, and one that you can see yourself enjoying for years to come.

There is a common misconception that Apprenticeships are only for people who didn’t do well at school but truth be told; Apprenticeships are for anyone aged 16 and above, whether you’re a a D grade student or straight A’s.

Long gone are the days that Apprenticeships used to be associated with only trade industries, hard hats and hi viz jackets. Don’t get us wrong, trade industry Apprenticeships are still widely available and a brilliant route into the industry; along with 1,500 other job roles, covering more than 170 industries; everything from advertising, journalism and youth work, to environmental engineering and the legal profession. There has been a huge total of 4,300 new Apprenticeships in occupations such as Software Developing and Aerospace Engineering.

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Finding an Apprenticeship?

Finding an Apprenticeship really doesn’t have to be difficult at all, not when you’ve got Careermap here to help. All you need to do is search Choose what you’re looking for i.e. Apprenticeship, Graduate, Courses etc. Then select your location and industry you want to work. It really is that simple. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Don’t worry, you can easily subscribe to Apprenticeship alerts that way you’ll be notified when a new vacancy goes live in your chosen industry and location. Not only that but you can register your CV so that employers can find you.

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