City : Apprenticeships and Traineeships : FAQs
Below we've listed some of the most common FAQs about apprenticeships and traineeships...
Why do an apprenticeship?
- It gives you the opportunity to work for an employer, earn a salary, and gain a qualification,
- You will gain valuable work experience and transferable skills that will look great on your CV,
- It's an opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification,
- It's a great way to continue your education without being in school or college 5 days a week.
Why do a traineeship?
- It will provide core work preparation training that combines education with work experience,
- Traineeships can give you the skills that employers are looking for, including English and Maths for those who need it,
- It will put you in a better position to compete for an apprenticeship or other job,
- It gives you the opportunity to build your CV and get vital experience with local and national employers,
- You can put yourself out there as a potential future employee - you may even have a job interview with the company if a role becomes available after your placement.
Will I get a job at the end of it?
- At the end of an apprenticeship, which can last more than 3 years, you will get a national qualification that is recognised by employers around the world.
- A high percentage of apprentices move on to a job after finishing their apprenticeship and often are employed by their apprenticeship employer.
- Even if you don't stay with your apprenticeship employer, your qualification proves that you have excellent skills and experience which is attractive to future employers.
- You will also have the choice of continuing your studies by going on to Higher Education at college or university.
What does an apprentice do?
- You will have a full-time job with a minimum of 30 hours a week, learning the skills you need by directly working with them.
- Some apprenticeships require you to go to college (or your Apprenticeship provider) one day a week, other apprenticeships are all done online.
- You’ll work towards recieving a nationally recognised qualification that showcases your new skills and talents.
What apprenticeships are most common?
The most common apprenticeships are in:
- Business Administration
- Health and Social Care
- Hospitality and Catering
- IT and Telecoms
- Vehicle Maintenance
But you can often get apprenticeships in almost any sector!