What is an apprenticeship?

August is an important month for many young people as GCSE and A Level students will be receiving their overall grades. Receiving your results can be an anxious time for many individuals but it can also be an exciting and rewarding time. Choosing your next steps after receiving your results can be difficult but there are many options to take. An apprenticeship is a great option to take if you decide that university or further education (college/sixth form) may not be for you.


So, what is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is available to anyone over the age of 16 and allows you to gain new skills and a nationally recognised qualification all whilst earning a wage at the same time. As an apprentice you will learn valuable work skills and in-depth sector knowledge throughout completing your qualification. All training is completed within your workplace, helping you to gain transferable skills e.g IT, working within a team to allow you to enhance your future.

There are many sectors/industries that offer apprenticeships including childcare, health and social care, marketing, business etc. During your apprenticeship you will be supported by your dedicated Trainer Coach who will visit you every month to complete units of your qualification through discussions, witness testimonies, observations etc. These visits can also take place digitally using a wide variety of online platforms such as Zoom and MicrosoftTeams to enable you to experience a blended learning experience.


What are the benefits of doing an apprenticeship?

By completing an apprenticeship, you will gain a nationally recognised qualification whilst learning valuable work skills on the job. As an apprentice, you will be employed and earn a wage whilst completing your qualification. An apprenticeship allows you to gain experience of the world of work, helping to increase your employability and enhance your CV. By entering employment and completing an apprenticeship you get to become more independent and confident within yourself all while gaining the necessary skills to active your career.


If you are not sure what to do for your career and would like to find out more information regarding an apprenticeship, Educ8 are hereto help! Contact our team today on 01443 749000/ enquiries@educ8training.co.uk for support and active and to #Activ8yourcareer!

August 13, 2020