There is a lot of choice available in apprenticeships from intermediate to masters, and the range of sectors covered is extensive, from hairdressing or Digital marketing to Strategic Management.
2. Employment Rights
An apprentice is employed with the same rights as other employees, they will receive for example, an employment contract and paid holiday.
Training costs are paid for by your employer and the Government so there will be no cost to you.
4. Training Structure
You will be combining your apprenticeship with your job so you will spend some time each week with an approved training provider/college or University.
5. Length of Study
This depends on your apprenticeship, but it could take anywhere between 1 year and 5 years to complete. Remember – only an apprenticeship gives you a structured approach to career progression, the more you learn the more you earn.
The minimum apprenticeship wage is currently £4.81, however those who are older than 19 are paid minimum wage for their age. However, lots of employers pay well over this rate.
7. Avoid Debts
If you choose to do a degree apprenticeship rather than the traditional route to a degree, you will avoid the tuition fees of up to £9000 per year as well as the costs of living away from home.
Apprentices can purchase an NUS apprentice extra card which gives you great discounts for some well-known brands and services.