Here’s why you should take another look at Apprenticeships

October 20, 2016

recruitmentFresher’s weeks have finished and all your mates may be settling down to a university degree, but you’ve decided not to? Now may be the perfect time to take a fresh look at your career.

Research shows that four in 10 students don’t believe their degrees were good value for money. With more than half of universities in England and Wales now charging the maximum £9,000 per year, more and more young people are looking at apprenticeships to help them kick-start their career.

You may have already discarded the idea of going to university, or maybe you just want to get out there and start earning some money? Whatever your motivation, there is a career out there waiting for you. And it’s not too late to apply.

Many university graduates struggle to find work when they finish their studies and those that do, in many cases are forced to take up work outside of their chosen sector. However, with an apprenticeship, you will gain specific workplace experience and transferable skills, with on-the-job training.

Apprenticeships provide you with a real job, alongside a nationally recognised qualification. This means you have the chance to earn and learn in some very exciting industries. With the relevant skills and qualifications, you will be very attractive to employers with 90 % of Apprentices staying on in employment and seven in ten staying with the same employer, once they achieve their qualification.

Learning on the job, an apprenticeship helps you learn your craft, gaining new skills and knowledge that you can practice daily. Employers value experience and a commitment to personal development and like the opportunity to shape their workforce for the future. In fact, a quarter of all former Apprentices (23%) received a promotion within 12 months of finishing, and for intermediate and advanced apprentices, three quarters reported taking on more responsibility in their job after completing their Apprenticeship.

Unlike University, you can enrol on an apprenticeship at any time. Whereas a degree takes at least three years, you can complete many well-respected apprenticeships within 12 months. By the time university students graduate you could have gained years of work experience and be well into your career.

Remit Training work with some fantastic employers, hiring motivated young people. We provide Apprenticeship training over a wide range of industry sectors including Automotive, IT, Food & Hospitality, Business & Administration and Health & Social Care.

If you’re interested in an Apprenticeship there’s no need to wait – get a head-start now on your future career path. View all of our current Apprenticeships here.