There are lots of different study options out there after completing your GCSE’s, or for further study as an adult – apprenticeships being one of them. Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain real-world experience within an industry of your choosing and are a great option for those who feel like they are ready to enter the workforce.
If you’re considering an apprenticeship, read on to find out the top 8 benefits that this mode of education has to offer.
Earn whilst you learn
During your apprenticeship, you will be working for a company where you will receive a wage for the work that you are doing with them, whilst gaining a qualification at the same time. Nice!
Get ahead in your career
On your apprenticeship, you will be learning, and regularly practising, a particular skill set in a real-life setting with professionals. This will put you way ahead of the curve in the job market, where often, students can struggle to get jobs due to a lack of work experience.
Gain a nationally recognised qualification
Once you have completed your apprenticeship, you will have earnt yourself a qualification that is nationally recognised and accepted by universities, other education providers and businesses
Where apprenticeships have been created with the help of employers, it means that on your programme, you will be taught all the required and up-to-date skills you need to learn to be successful in your chosen industry.
An apprenticeship requires you to spend most of your time in a business setting, so you’ll meet lots of people and build rapport with them across the duration of your studies that will be beneficial for the future.
Guidance and support
Throughout the programme, you will benefit from the support and encouragement of your employer, colleagues, your course tutor, and the wider team at MK College to ensure that you complete your apprenticeship successfully.
If you work hard in your apprenticeship and impress your employer, you may be offered a full-time role with them after you complete your qualification. In fact, 91% of our apprentices have gone into full time work with the same business.
Take your qualification further
After completing your apprenticeship, you can progress further and train for an advanced, higher, or degree level qualification. Alternatively, you can also use your apprenticeship to go on to study at university, or to study for a professional qualification that leads to a specific job role.