Apprenticeships are an alternative pathway for some students after Sixth Form. As an apprentice you earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Apprentices receive training to gain nationally recognised qualifications. The benefits of apprenticeships include:
- Earning a salary
- Getting paid holidays
- Receiving training
- Gaining industry standard qualifications
- Learning job specific skills
Apprenticeships are not for everyone, but if you have a clear idea of an industry or sector you want to work in they are an important alternative to university.