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.
There are guidance resources about apprenticeships on the student resources drive on the academy website. Mr Flood also delivers talks about apprenticeships and our careers adviser, Niki Berry, is available to see by appointment. See Mr Flood for details.