Yorkshire Apprentice specialise in delivering ICT, Social Media & Digital Marketing, Business Administration, Retail, Sales and Customer Service apprenticeships by working closely with businesses and applicants. Yorkshire Apprentice is committed to delivering high quality learning programmes that support business and employee growth as well as delivering the skills needed in our region. Now what are the benefits of being an apprentice you may ask? There are a huge number of benefits in doing an apprenticeship, some of these not very widely known.
Earning while you learn: As an apprentice and employee, you not only gain skills and learn on the job, you also get paid for it. Working alongside experienced, respected members of staff training you will gain the skills and knowledge that they have and will pass onto you. Whilst you can still go to college to enroll in a similar course, you do not get the benefit of being paid, or working in a real-life business environment. Apprenticeships can take anywhere between one year and four years and in that time are usually paid £2.73 an hour. This is the nationwide minimum salary for apprentices, however take into account that in most cases apprentices get paid more. It is also worth taking into consideration that you are learning on the job, you are being trained and moulded into what that company wants from you, seeking your best interest and providing you with a real foot in the door to the working environment.
Gain a recognised qualification: Here at Yorkshire Apprentice we offer all levels of apprenticeship qualifications. Intermediate level: The equivalent to five good passes at GCSE level, in most cases apprentices work towards a work based learning qualification such as an NVQ level 2 and a BTEC. These help the apprentice to progress upwards to the Advanced Apprenticeship. The Advanced qualification being the equivalent to two A-Level passes, apprentices work towards the more advanced NVQ level 3 and a BTEC. The next progression is the Higher Level qualification. Higher level apprentices work towards the NVQ Level 4 and in some cases a knowledge based foundation degree. These qualifications being widely recognised and highly sought after.
No Cost: In most cases starting an apprenticeship is completely free, most funding is aimed at 16-18 year olds and if you fall within this bracket can start one completely free of charge. Government funding is provided, so you don’t have to fund it yourself. This not only means you can learn and progress for free, but also unlike university you don’t come out after a number of years with a huge amount of debt. The amount of debt from tuition fees and living costs at university can quickly escalate well over £60,000.
Last, but definitely not least, Apprenticeships are a Foot in the door: Starting an apprenticeship is the perfect way to start your career; it lets you work for a business, get trained and get qualified. Apprenticeships cost you nothing and are the perfect alternative to university.