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Myth: Apprenticeships are for people with bad grades

Fact: Apprenticeships are simply an alternative route into employment

Myth: I won’t be able to afford it! I won’t be paid!

Fact: Apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Wage, currently £3.30 per hour if you are 16-18 years old.

Myth: Apprenticeships are only available in construction and administration

Fact: Apprenticeships are now available in a huge variety of industries with 200 types available.

Myth: Apprenticeships will negatively affect my future career prospects

Fact: Employers increasingly value apprenticeship as a viable career route as it means applicants will have workplace experience AND a qualification!

Myth: I won’t get a good qualification

Fact: There are many types of apprenticeships providing different levels of qualifications

Myth: Apprenticeships are only available in cities

Fact: Apprenticeships are available throughout the UK, in a variety of industries.

Myth: If I do an apprenticeship I’ll get stuck in the same industry

Fact: Apprenticeships are in many different areas of business, and once completed you can move into a different job.

Myth: Apprenticeships are only for young people

Fact: Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16

Myth: I need experience to get an apprenticeship

Fact: Apprenticeships provide the opportunity for young people to gain first-hand experience and to develop workplace skills. 

Myth: Businesses are not hiring apprenticeships

Fact: The number of apprenticeships businesses are hiring has increased. So far 624,000 apprenticeship starts have been reported since May 2015.

Find out more by calling 020 8221 0500 or via email at info@skillsforgrowth.org.uk

Source:

National Minimum Wage: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

National Apprenticeship Service: https://www.getingofar.gov.uk/

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