Now that exams are over and you’re waiting for your results you might be weighing up your options for when you leave school. It may be that you’ve not had the opportunity to find out much about Apprenticeships, you might not fully understand what an Apprenticeship is or you may have heard reasons not to do one.
Here we bust some of the most common MYTHS about Apprenticeships to help you understand a little more and get your career off to a good start.
Apprenticeships are only for people who haven’t done well at school
You might think that Apprenticeships are only for those people who haven’t done very well at school or didn’t get into University. This is definitely not the case! An Apprenticeship can be a very positive and worthwhile first step on your career path. Increasingly, Apprenticeships are a first choice for school leavers and an excellent alternative to university. If you want to kick start your career, get relevant experience as well as an industry recognised qualification and all the while earning a wage an Apprenticeship could be for you.
Apprenticeships are only available in the construction or beauty industry
Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of areas and here at YouTrain we offer opportunities in IT, Digital Applications, Digital Marketing, Web Development, Life Sciences, Business Administration and Accounting
I won’t get paid as well as a graduate
Not the case! Employers pay, at the very least, the national minimum wage for your age but many pay more than that. You could be earning up to £15,000 per year and better still you won’t have any debt!
Apprentices only do the menial jobs like making the tea and photocopying
Our Apprenticeship opportunities are with employers who have real full time job opportunities. Employers want to develop young talent to fulfil much needed roles within their business so from day one you’ll be carrying out real work that is important to the organisation you’re working in.
Apprenticeships aren’t full time, permanent employment
More than 90% of YouTrain Apprentices have continued their employment after completing their Apprenticeship. Employers want and need to develop young talent to play a key role in their business for years to come.
I’m too old to do an Apprenticeship
Most of our Apprenticeships and Diplomas are available to anyone over the age of 16 so if you’re in a job already or looking to move into a new career then get in touch to discuss your options.
So, ready to get started? Kick start your Apprenticeship with YouTrain today! Contact us here or give our friendly team a call on 01786 478 478 to discuss all the opportunities open to you!