Working in IT is an exciting career path that can lead to many different opportunities. There are lots of different paths that you can take which can lead to various exciting places including working abroad and perhaps even becoming an IT Director. This industry is extremely fast paced and can offer a lifelong career.
Technology changes and progresses daily and with it the skills that are required change too. This means that as you move through your IT apprenticeship and beyond, you will constantly be needing to learn new skills and keep up to date with the latest technology trends.
What kind of person do you need to be?
To work in IT you need to be someone who is eager to help people, as a high level of customer service is required. You will also need to be someone who loves learning new things and is able to work as part of a team.
What will I learn?
During your apprenticeship you will be spending a lot of your time in a real job learning as you work. You will learn a variety of IT skills that will help you in your career including IT maintenance, IT security, troubleshooting, etc. A trained college assessor will visit you regularly at work to assess your progress within the work environment.
What are the benefits of doing an apprenticeship?
All apprentices will earn a wage which will vary depending on your age and circumstances. This means that you have an opportunity to earn while you learn. At the end of your apprenticeship you will have a fully recognised qualification which will help you progress in your career.
At the end of their course around 85% of apprentices in the UK stay in employment and 64% even stay with the same employer. A third of all former apprentices generally receive a promotion within 12 months of finishing their apprenticeship.
Finding your apprenticeship
There are always employers looking for apprentices to join their company. If you are looking for an apprenticeship, why not check out our career map today? This could be your first step in finding your new career!