There is often a disparity when it comes to discussing the future, especially when it comes down to deciding whether you want to go to university or enrol onto an apprenticeship scheme.
The word ‘university’ is usually associated with four strenuous years of education, new friends, maybe some drinking and finally a degree at the end of it all. It’s a very common path taken by a lot of young adults that also has its perks.
Whenever the word ‘apprenticeship’ is thrown into the mix, it’s frequently assumed that it’s a regular job with a steady flow of income and work experience which comes in handy later in life.
What many people don’t realise is that an apprenticeship can open the door to a fully-fledged career. I’m not saying the last part is a guarantee, however it’s definitely possible. When you’re taken on as an apprentice in any business, it’s entirely possible to work your way up into the higher ranks of a well-paying job, providing that you put in 100% effort during your time there.
We’re at the turning point of the 21st century, and many organisations are now seeking to employ apprentices to train them up and get them climbing the career path.When working your way up the ladder as an apprentice it’s important to give your job everything you’ve got. Show your employers that you’ve got what it takes and they might just offer you a full-time position. That’s where doors and possibilities begin to open.