10 Reasons why an Apprenticeship scheme might be right for you

In the past Apprenticeships were not a common choice and were deemed to be an option for those who were not academically able to pursue further academic study after school. Not anymore. Due to the recession, lack of graduate jobs and an increase in university tuition fees, demand for apprenticeships has risen dramatically. We have come up with 10 reasons why the Apprenticeship scheme might be right for you:

1. Earn money straightaway


Apprenticeship is a job and like any job you will have the same opportunities as employees, earning a weekly wage and working alongside experienced staff.


2. Practical and relevant experience


Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers, and offer a structured programme that coaches you through the skills you need to be successful.


3. Strengthen your CV

When it comes to building transferable skills to attract employers, an apprenticeship is an excellent choice. 


4. Gain a nationally recognised qualification


With the Apprenticeship scheme you are able to work and study towards a credible, recognised qualification.


5. Progress within a business


Most employers will allow you to progress through the organisation helping you to get to your career path instantly.


6. Become an essential part of the team


There will be no tea-making and endless photocopying here. Employers benefit greatly from having well-trained apprentices.


7. Low or no cost

An apprenticeship doesn’t have to cost you a thing.


8. No debt

Those who started university in England in 2015 could well face a debt of £30,000 by the time they graduate.


9. Learn from experts

Working alongside experts in your field who have the knowledge and experience will help you understand your job better rather than in a classroom environment.


10. Networking

You will be meeting and working with key people in your industry which can open up many opportunities in the future.


We have more than 600 plus students from Grantham and surrounding areas currently following the Apprenticeship programme within the college.

For more information please visit: http://www.grantham.ac.uk/student-types/apprenticeships/

Alternatively call our Freephone on: 0800 0521 577

Or email: enquiry@grantham.ac.uk