There are thousands of different types of apprenticeships available which cover almost every type of job possible. However, the skills system in our region is designed to service those career paths most common within our economy and as such certain professions are much harder to gain an apprenticeship in than others. Speaking to a member of the Skills Made Easy team will help you understand possible options open to you if you have a specific career path in mind.
For certain professions it can be difficult to carve out a career with classroom based qualifications alone as employers will often need you to have some work history prior to offering you a job. As such, many young people begin considering apprenticeships having already gained a classroom based Level 3 qualification (in order to gain the experience employers are after), however with an existing Level 3 achieved you would not attract the funding to do the same qualification again and as such find it very difficult to enter into your preferred career. If you call Skills Made Easy we'll happily offer tailored advice around options and considerations specific to you.
Apprenticeships are the first step in building a career in your chosen industry and choosing a business or industry that interests you is just as important as the job you do as an apprentice.
An apprenticeship looks great on your CV. It shows future employers that you are committed to a career in your chosen industry and can act as a stepping stone in building a successful career. According to the latest Government research, one in three apprentices will receive a promotion within twelve months of completing their apprenticeship.
Many senior businessmen and women started their careers as an apprentice. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, fashion designer Karen Millen, and Formula One engineer Ross Brawn, all began their careers as apprentices!