National Apprenticeship Week 2017
It’s the 10th National Apprenticeship Week!
For many young people, an apprenticeship is an attractive alternative to going to university.
There are many reasons why you may choose to undertake an apprenticeship. For many, the fact that you can earn while you learn and gain financial independence is the key benefit. There are many other benefits though, such as learning in a way that is best suited to you through hands-on experience on the job, getting paid holidays, receiving training and gaining qualifications, learning job-specific skills, making valuable contacts, and impressing future employers.
What do you need in order to do an apprenticeship?
Employers might ask for two or more GCSE grades (A*-C) or equivalent. For some intermediate apprenticeships, however, you might not need any formal qualifications. If you don’t have GCSEs in English and Maths, though, you’ll usually be required to take a basic numeracy and literacy test.
National Apprenticeship Week runs from 6th to 10th March 2017.