Apprenticeships have become increasingly more popular over the past five years, even more so now. There is a wide range of different and diverse roles you can pursue through an apprenticeship, be that in engineering, health and social care, business or even science.
"Apprenticeships are for those who do not perform academically."
"Apprenticeships are only for manual trade jobs."
"Apprentices have no scope for progression."
"Apprenticeships are only for entry level or low level workers."
"University graduates earn more than apprentices."FALSE - There is a common misconception among young people (and parents) that university will set them up to earn more in the future. By the time a graduate has just qualified, an apprentice will have completed their End Point Assessment and will already have a year or two experience in the industry putting them ahead of fellow university graduates.
"I chose to do an apprenticeship as you gain qualifications and get paid while you're doing it as well as gaining relevant job experience." Adam started his career at NOCN as an IT apprentice three years ago. He has now progressed to Technical Analyst.