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Why an apprenticeship could kick-start your career

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ALTHOUGH THERE are many reasons to study for an apprenticeship, training provider 3aaa has come up with its top reasons why you should consider one as a way to kick-start your career. For many, the apprenticeship route isn’t an obvious choice, but for people who are eager to launch their career, apprenticeships are the way forward.


Our first one is probably the most obvious! Unlike other opportunities, you are earning money at the same time as studying for your qualification. The minimum apprenticeship wage is £3.40 per hour, but many apprentices earn significantly more. Just remember that as your experience grows, so will
the amount of money you earn. Plus you are not getting yourself into debts, like with a university course.


You are going to learn from industry experts, which will give you hands on experience from a relevant source. This means that in the future when you are looking to develop your career, you will have relevant experience to guide you forward.

The modules in your apprenticeship will provide you with the essential knowledge and the structured programme will coach you through the skills that you need to be successful.


In any industry, it is so important to build your contacts. Throughout your apprenticeships, you will meet many people within your business and externally that will help shape your career. Making a great name for yourself and building business contacts will benefit you massively in the future, so make sure that you are making the most of opportunities.

LEARNING: Building contacts is key

Apprenticeships typically take between one and three years to complete, depending on the type of apprenticeship and the level.


Many people who don’t want to stay in a classroom environment and that work-based learning and study with an apprenticeship allows them to progress much further.

High achievers are also finding apprenticeships that are really enabling them to get ahead in their careers, with a combination of work and study that means they can be well on their way within an industry, qualified and earning a decent salary before many university graduates have even had their first job offer.


Throughout your apprenticeship, we will ensure that you are supported from the very start. We will make sure that you are set up for your apprenticeship, including CV workshop support, interview master classes and any extra guidance that you need.

There are many reasons to study for an apprenticeship and it is always worth doing some research into the courses that you are looking for. There are plenty of websites that will guide you to the course that is right for you and will give you useful and interesting information about studying an apprenticeship.

If you have any more questions about apprentice- ships or opportunities near you, then contact your local academy today:

Get in Go Far with an apprenticeship


There has never been a better time to employ an apprentice, or start an apprenticeship.

Up to 28,000 apprenticeship vacancies are available online at any one time.

There were 1,656,680 online apprenticeship applications in 2015 and 2016.

Apprenticeships are available in 1,500 job roles, covering more than
170 industries, from advertising and environ- mental engineering to youth and legal work.

More than 2,600 employers are involved in designing the new apprenticeships standards.

Apprenticeship participation now stands at a record level – 899,400 funded apprentices participated on an apprenticeship scheme in the 2015 to 2016 academic year.

A total of 270 apprenticeship standards have been published so far, of which more than 84 are higher and degree apprenticeships.

There have been 4,300 starts on new standards in occupations such as software developer and aerospace engineer.

Nearly all apprentices feel that they acquire or improve their skills as a direct result of their apprenticeship.

Apprentices are most satis ed with the relevance of their training (89 per cent), the quality of training (87 per cent), their assessment on the job (86 per cent) and the quality of feedback (86 per cent).

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