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Does the thought of university and taking on a huge loan put you off? There is more than just one route to achievement! Apprenticeships lead to a career, not just a job!

What makes Apprenticeships a better option than university?

1. No student loans
Apprenticeships allow you to gain a qualification and go straight into a paid job, all without any student fees.


2. Apprenticeships teach young adults life skills!
Apprenticeships allow young adults to take on responsibility and independence. An apprentice will have the experience of going to work, managing their wages and showing a positive attitude throughout the day. After just one year, Apprentices will have work experience, references and a good network to support them!


3. Fast track your chosen career path
An Apprenticeship is the first step of the career ladder! If you enjoy it and have the right support, you could quickly climb to the top.

4. It’s your future
You’re young and you have your whole life ahead of you. The benefit of a one year Apprenticeship is that it helps you figure out who you really are and what you want to do. You may do a year in an industry you thought you really liked and it wasn’t until you experienced it that you realised it wasn’t really for you, but that doesn’t matter! You have worked, have proved that you’re employable, have learnt new skills, and therefore jobs shouldn’t be that hard to find with all that experience behind you!


5. You can earn a high salary from an Apprenticeship
Employers tend to keep an Apprentice on, meaning you have a further opportunity to progress in your career. It takes 3 to 4 years to graduate with a degree; it will take you (as an Apprentice) 3-4 years to be on the same wage as a graduate - or maybe even higher - and you will have no student loans to pay back!

 

Think an Apprenticeship is for you or just want to find out more?

Get in touch with Lily or Victoria for an informal chat on 020 8221 0500 or email LearnerRecruitment@skillsforgrowth.org.uk for further details!

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