What is an apprenticeship
An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so learners can earn while they learn and achieve internationally recognized qualifications.
Apprenticeships provide a great way to combine work with study, enabling learners to gain experience at the same time as taking internationally recognized qualifications, completing on program learning and earning a salary. In all cases, the apprentice would be employed to perform a specific job role and, within the same period, would study the subject specific to their Apprenticeship at a college or training provider.
Who do they suit
benefits of apprenticeships to students
Young people have been exploring careers through apprenticeships for hundreds of years informally in Africa. Apprenticeships are a time-tested way to learn a skilled trade.
But is an apprenticeship right for you? Why should you get an Apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships give aspiring professionals the real-world experience they need to get the edge in the job market and will show employers that you can hit the ground running!
For those who are motivated to get started in the job market, an apprenticeship is an excellent way of gaining essential experience and a recognized qualification. Below are more reasons why an apprenticeship may be one of the best options for you:
benefits of apprenticeships to employers
Higher and degree apprenticeships are highly attractive to well-qualified candidates who are looking for a way to combine work and study. The apprentice earns while they learn so they don’t have to choose between undergraduate or postgraduate degrees and gaining professional experience. Apprentices gain valuable work experience as they study and are able to make a significant contribution at work during and after their apprenticeship. Your investment in apprenticeships can also contribute to employee loyalty amongst new post holders and the growth of a positive learning and development culture in your organization.
Higher and degree apprenticeships can offer a way for you to invest in talented employees. You can support them to take the next step in their career by undertaking undergraduate or postgraduate training in a discipline relevant to their job role. By making a commitment to offer apprenticeships you increase the chances of up-skilling and retaining talented staff who make a significant contribution to your organisation.
Employers are engaged as active partners in training, often providing support such as workplace mentoring. This means you can contribute directly to shaping your employees training in partnership with the University. An investment of this kind can contribute positively to the recruitment and retention of skilled employers and to the professional development culture of your organisation