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    Will apprenticeships go on the rise?

    An apprenticeships is a program that allows a person to gain hands on experience in a trade or profession whilst being able to study and earn a wage.  Embarking on an apprenticeship is considered a full-time employment and ranges across various industries.

    A recent news article on the BBC highlighted the possibility of students dropping out of university, due to the government announcing that university fees will not be discounted, even though it is expected that many of the teaching will be online. Many students feel that the fees do not justify the subsequent teaching format and as a result will not progress down the university route.

    Could it be that apprenticeships might fulfil that education gap?
    Apprenticeships allows students to continue the learning element as well gain first-hand experience of an industry and profession that they could potentially progress with.

    Variety of Apprenticeships

    There are so many different apprenticeships, whether you are taking a new direction in your career and want to try something different. Or just starting out from school, or university there are hundreds of programs that you can apply to:

    IT apprenticeships that include

    • Software development
    • Software engineering
    • Computer science
    • Computer programming

    Construction Apprenticeships cover trades as well as

    • Bricklaying
    • Roofing
    • Site supervisor
    • Plastering
    • Steel work

    Healthcare Apprenticeships including

    • Radiographer
    • Pharmacist
    • Nurse
    • Occupational therapist

    Length of Apprenticeships

    Apprenticeships can vary one in duration based on the level of apprenticeships you take; such as intermediate

    • Intermediate – these can last up to 12 – 18 months
    • Advanced apprenticeships – normally runs for 2 years
    • Higher and degree apprenticeships – can take 3 – 6 years to complete

    Apprenticeships offer a flexible way to learn and due to the various different programs apprenticeships are vast in career opportunities. With he current pandemic this could be a viable option for many looking to continue learning but also earn a wage.

    So many companies offer their own apprenticeship programmes and if you think this is a route that you are interested in pursing, you can approach the company directly and see if they offer an apprenticeship programme.

    You can contact our team if you are thinking about apprenticeships , as may of our clients do offer this type of programme.

    Other website sources to visit include Prospects UK