Apprenticeship myths … busted!

Have you considered undertaking an apprenticeship but thought it wasn't for you? There are a few misconceptions about the scheme that we'd like to help bust this National Apprenticeship Week!

I'm not looking for a manual job, there aren't any suitable apprenticeships for me.

Wrong! There are plenty of different apprenticeships available in business admin, marketing, law and IT to name a few.

I'm not a school leaver so won't be eligible for an apprenticeship

Absolutely not! You can start an apprenticeship at any age and at any stage of your career whether it be as a school leaver, a post-grad or a career changer. You can even look to up-skill in your current role.

There won’t be a permanent job for me at the end of the apprenticeship

An apprenticeship is a fixed term contract and whilst there is no guarantee of a permanent position at the end of the contract, over 90% of apprentices remain in employment at the end of their apprenticeship or go on to further learning.

I'll have to spend one day a week at college

Not necessarily. 20% off the job training doesn't always mean sitting in a classroom undertaking formal learning. Other forms of training such as online training or shadowing colleagues can also count.

Employers will look down on an apprenticeship when compared to a university qualification

Not at all. There are many different apprenticeships which offer degrees and foundation degrees meaning you could complete your apprenticeship with the same qualification as a university graduate but with the added bonus of industry experience which will look fantastic on your CV. Oh, and of course you won't have any university debt to pay back!

If you want to know more about apprenticeships at Foot Anstey get in touch and keep an eye on our jobs board!