Consider an apprenticeship more than just a job or a means to further your career. And while paid tuition is enticing, the reality is that a whole work week with a degree is at the top of the priority list. So make a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
Look for the right work, manager, and, most significantly, career path for you. Find something that interests you.
Consider the intermediate and advanced directions if you want to drop out of school at 16. Aim for higher or degree ranges whether you have A-levels or anything equivalent.
How to get a good apprenticeship?
You’ve got a promising career because you’re eager to apply for it. Contact them directly. The majority will have a kind of apprenticeship scheme. Prepare the submission before picking up the phone or submitting it. Investigate (by whatever means necessary) the following:
- Employee satisfaction and morale – do their workers like coming to work? Are they seen and inspired in the same way?
- Time allotted for testing – would you have enough time to study? Is it completed one day at a time or in chunks?
- What happens during the apprenticeship in terms of opportunities for advancement? Is it essential to advance?
- Job/life balance – would you be expected to work overtime? What is the company’s culture like?
- Do they promote their workers’ professional aspirations by promoting career promotion and future management opportunities?