Young people aged between 16 – 24 have until Monday 27 July to apply to be part of the Knowsley Apprenticeship programme, with some vacancies open up to Monday 16 August.
Many young people have left full time education this year and will be undecided on their next move. An apprenticeship can be a wonderful way to start your career and can set you off on the road to success. Below are the top 5 reasons why you should consider becoming an apprentice:
Earn while you learn
By far the biggest and most attractive reason for anyone becoming an apprentice is to earn while you learn. Many people will have to pay their way through an education and rack up debt to gain their qualifications. With an apprenticeship you can gain your qualifications while earning decent money, meaning you don’t need to worry about any debt!
Do what you’re good at
Apprenticeships cover a massive range of areas within employment. There are IT apprenticeships, nursing apprenticeships, childcare apprenticeships, engineering apprenticeships and many many more. This huge range means that you can choose exactly what is right for you and what you want to do. Select an apprenticeship based on what you are good at and what you want to do because the choices are endless.
One of the most useful things about an apprenticeship is the fact it gives you real experience in a real-world job. You will go into an actual working environment and learn the ins and outs of the day-to-day workings of the job sector that you are in. This experience and knowledge can be invaluable when you progress in your career.
Work to learn
Doing an apprenticeship can be very beneficial for people that find that classrooms or traditional learning environments are just not for them. This is an opportunity to learn how to do something quite simply by doing it! You get to work in your chosen sector, and you are learning directly from people who already do it. Many people find this a very efficient and rewarding learning method.
Get a head start
Getting a degree or other similar type qualifications seems to be a very popular start for young people these days, but many employers would much rather take on an apprentice. Employers can train you up exactly for what they need, and you will have the skills needed to do the exact job at hand rather than a graduate who must translate their learned skills into the real world of work.
Click here to see all the amazing opportunities available with brilliant local companies, we have apprenticeships in sports, joinery, childcare, beauty, engineering, manufacturing, office work, bricklaying, Information technology and many more. If successful, you will learn while you earn. The average wage for a Knowsley apprentice is £260 per week. You will gain qualifications and gain experience that will give you a career for life or the skills to set yourself up in business in future years.
Cllr Tony Brennan, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “With over 80 vacancies currently open there really is something out there to suit everyone. The great thing is that even if you can’t choose which apprenticeship to go for you can still apply for as many different roles as you like. Apprenticeships mean you can earn a living while progressing with your qualifications. What’s more you are gaining an advantage in the workplace by developing the skills employers are looking for.”