Over 1 million people have started an apprenticeship since May 2015, with plenty of different industries offering apprenticeship places – covering everything from dentistry to law. So, if you have a clear idea of the career path you’d like to follow, an apprenticeship is definitely worth exploring.
If you’re considering an apprenticeship, here are five things you should know:
1. Apprentices get paid
Apprentices are employed members of staff, and are paid a salary, a pension, and are entitled to other company benefits, just like everyone else.
2. You can get a full degree
All apprenticeships are fully certified by a university – this means you’ll receive a full degree at the end of your apprenticeship, and, in most cases, attend a graduation ceremony, much like a full-time university student.
3. You have to work and study – it can be tough
Unlike a full-time undergraduate university student, you’ll be in full-time employment, meaning you’ll be expected to work a...