Kicking off your career with an apprenticeship is a great way to start in the field you want to work in. You’ll get first-hand knowledge of how the industry works, earn while you learn and join thousands of other young people across the UK embarking on an apprenticeship journey.

Why choose an apprenticeship?

Below are the top ten benefits why you should consider an apprenticeship when you leave school or college. For many, apprenticeships are an obvious choice, but for others, it’s something you may not have considered – dream big and see what you can achieve.

Earn while you learn

On average apprentices can earn £400 per month or more.

Training in the skills employers want

Learn skills employers want to see on the job and earn real qualifications

Excellent progression opportunities

Apprenticeships offer fantastic opportunities to progress onto Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications – further enhancing your CV.

Increased future earning potential

Apprentices enjoy marked salary increases when they complete their training.

Advanced apprenticeships lead the way

Apprentices enjoy marked salary increases when they complete their training, and those with an Advanced Apprenticeship earn around £117,000 more than those without over the course of their career.

At your own pace

Apprenticeships offer you the chance to learn at your own pace with the support of a mentor/skills assessor.

Become more confident

Become more independent, confident and self assured

Make new friends

Being an apprentice in the workplace allows you to meet new people.

Get student discounts

NUS Apprentice Extra cards provide discounts at high street retailers.

Learn key skills

Progression of maths and English qualifications are embedded within apprenticeships ensuring you have the skills that are employers are looking for.

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