Apprenticeships are considered to be as
important as higher education in enabling the UK economy to compete
internationally. In 2009-10 there was a total of just under 500,000
apprentices, with more than 279,000 apprenticeship starts in that
year, an increase of over 16% on the previous year. The UK
government is committed to seeing these numbers increase further
and is working with employers, colleges and the NUS to deliver a
first class level of service and support to apprentices.
Apprenticeships are fast becoming a popular way to
kick start your chosen career. As an apprentice, you'll study for
an industry-recognised qualification while earning a wage and
gaining valuable hands-on experience.
They're open to everyone, whether you're preparing to leave
school or considering heading to university, thanks to the recent
introduction of degree
apprenticeships an alternative to studying for a traditional
degree. With over 90% of apprentices currently going into work or
further training following their apprenticeship (GOV.UK, 2017),
it's definitely an option to consider.
Apprentice extra are in partnership with a number of leading
apprentice organisations including Prospects who provide info on what's
involved in an apprenticeship as well as advice on how to