Whichever trade you choose, here are 10 great reasons why a construction apprenticeship is the right choice.
1. Earn While You Learn
Apprenticeships are real jobs for anyone aged 16 or over!! You will be employed and start earning money from day one and the training programme is free (as it’s funded by the government) so there no is student loan debt to hang over you for years to come.
2. Gain a real qualification
You will attend college one day a week to gain the underpinning knowledge and theory of your trade. Your formal college training, along with the experience gained in the workplace lead to a formal, recognised qualification in your chosen trade.
3. Practical Hands-on Experience
Learn from experienced people that do the job day in day out! See the job being done first-hand and then have a go yourself. The in-job training allows you to practice those skills to help you progress.
4. Practical and Relevant Experience
Most construction apprentices say no two days are the same, but each day you are learning the skills that will progress you through your apprenticeship to help you achieve your goals.
5. Guidance and Support
Help is always at hand, whether it’s at work or at college, everybody wants you to succeed. If you need support, help or just want to discuss an issue all you need to do is ask!
6. Life Skills
Apprenticeships give you the employability skills to progress your career. You will learn to take on responsibility, enhance your communication and teamworking skills, understand time management plus learn many more transferable skills which you can take with you into any career.
7. Travel the World
Construction happens everywhere in the world. Skilled construction workers are in high demand across the globe and your skillset could take you anywhere!
8. Set for Life
The skills you learn during your construction apprenticeship will stay with you for life. Whether it’s helping family or friends or working on your own home, your construction apprenticeship will help you all the way.
9. I Helped Build That
Your work will be there for others to see, and benefit from, for years to come. From building the footings to chasing electrical wires, your handy work will be a key part of the finished product and every time you go past you can say ‘I helped build that’.
10. Discounts Online
Apprentices are also entitled to the same discounts as any post 16 students. You can apply for various discount schemes and be entitled to discounts off Domino’s, Alton Towers. Nike, JD Sports, New Look and many, many more!