Apprenticeships Top Tips
'Choose the right course for you because there’s more to choose from than you think. Also don’t forget to have a laugh along the way, just because you’re working doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it!'
'Learn your employee rights and make sure you're getting what you're suppose to be getting. Apprenticeships are great but sometimes companies don't look at apprentices as employees so don't give them the opportunity to skimp on what they provide.'
'My apprenticeship steered me into the world of work while learning and earning.'
‘Be smart with your money, have fun with it but make sure to save some as well.’
'Ensure your time is spent in the best way possible which is development. Volunteer to do things you haven't done before, it can be the case they treat you as a cheap employee and that is not what you're there for during your apprenticeship.'
'Try to pick the area of work you want early so you end up with a job you enjoy.'
'Your first choice might not always pay off, if might not be what you expected or what you enjoy, if that’s the case it’s important that you know you can change your direction in life at any point! Don’t let anything stop you or tell you that you can’t because you can!'
'It's better to ask during your apprenticeship than when you're qualified. An apprentice asking a question looks a whole lot better than a technician asking it. Never ever be afraid to ask during your apprenticeship.'
'The workplace is like a pool of knowledge. If you put a sponge and a brick in a pool which do you think is more likely to grow? Listen carefully to everything and don’t be afraid to ask questions. You’re there to learn and absorb everything you can, not to already know everything there is to know. Be a sponge, not a brick.'
'100% wish I’d of done it sooner and not waisted my time starting a levels!! I’ve been in my job over 4 years now which is where I started it and absolutely love it! Just would of gone for it sooner if I was to change anything.'
'With an apprenticeship, the more you ask, the more you learn. Whilst you get trained by a qualified professional, their academic training could've been years ago and they lose touch with the theory behind some things. Knowing the theory behind something is crucial however so make sure you ask the questions.'