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.