How young people can benefit from an apprenticeship

If you have just finished school or college, you may be considering applying for an apprenticeship. Apprenticeships are the ideal way to get a head-start in the industry of your choice, as well as learning first-hand how the industry works. In fact, there are a range of ways young people can benefit from an apprentice, of which we have outlined here.

You’ll Learn A Lot

Apprentices are consistently learning; your employer or a skilled employee will be around to teach you how to work in your job role. Learning on the job means there are countless opportunities to put your new-found skills to the test. If you have any questions or queries, you can ask your employees, who will be more than happy to see your inquisitiveness and help. Showing confidence, responsibility and curiousness are great ways to prove to your employer that you’re a valuable worker to have on the team.

You’ll be Earning

Many young people choose an apprenticeship over university of higher education because they have the added benefit of a wage. This means you’ll be obtaining the key skills you need, a range of relevant qualifications and be getting paid for your hard work. Most apprentices will start out on the minimum apprenticeship wage, though many employees will invest more money into their apprentices should their skills progress.

It’s a Rewarding Career Path

Making a start to your lifelong career through an apprenticeship scheme can be extremely rewarding, despite the demands and stress of everyday work. Many employers choose to offer their apprentices a full-time job at the end of their apprenticeship, especially if they have proven their worth. Even if you aren’t offered a position at the firm, you’ll have a years’ worth of experience, skills and qualifications to help you on your job search; something other applicants may not have.

It’s a Real Job

Just like all other employees in the company, whether other apprentices or not, you’ll be permitted to several holiday days every year- all paid! Your holiday entitlement you get will vary between employers, but by law we are all permitted to 20 days of paid holiday every year, plus extra days off for bank holidays. Even though you’ll be learning, you will still be classed as a real employee, and treated like one, too.

If an apprenticeship sounds like the perfect career path for you, we can help. S&B Automotive Academy provide a number of automotive courses and apprenticeships to young people in Bristol. For more information, you can get in touch with a member of the S&B team by visiting our contact page, or by giving us a call on 0117 953 3001.