The Apprenticeship Route
Students who choose the Apprenticeship route enjoy working in their chosen profession. They join firms and industries at different levels and progress to higher Apprenticeship. Students find that the chance to learn ‘on-the-job’ appeals to them. As Apprentices students often learn about something one day and apply it in the office the next in contrast to university students who must study for a number of years before they can apply their skills. The idea of working in an office environment appeals to some students hence Apprenticeship. Some students from an early age like the thought of earning a wage. Students that choose the Apprenticeship route are committed to the length of the training period. In some cases, students are concerned that they would miss out on the social aspect of things when they do not go to university but they soon discover that the social side of the firm or company is great.
Your role as an Apprentice
An Apprentices’ day to day routine is highly varied. Students spend one day a week at college or university studying and four days a week working in the office. In some cases, students start off with an administrative role and progress to the equivalent of what a trainee or junior staff does – processing files, participating in data processing, participating in planning, strategising and business development events all in collaboration with the training provider, college or university.
Students soon develop the likeness, enjoyment and challenges of their responsibilities. The thought and realisation that their career is already underway and that they may implement the skills they have gained which enhances their motivation. This is a great way of learning and developing employability skills plus the thought of being qualified in 12 – 18 months.
The Finish Line
The JGA group – a training and development organisation based in London recently hosted a graduation ceremony to celebrate the academic achievement of those who successfully completed their training. Some of the students came from customer-facing backgrounds and small to medium enterprises. Some students came with the intention of starting their own business and achieving a level 3 and higher Apprenticeship qualification. The ceremony included the presentation of a diploma certificate and photos with students and parents.
In the Words of the Achievers
“It is important to appreciate that you will be doing a college course or university degree while working at the same time. This means that you have to be committed and hard-working however the reward makes the work worthwhile.” – Apprenticeship Achiever 2018
Students were asked for their reaction to the ceremony; here is what they said:
Q? | What is your best piece of advice for people considering applying for an Apprenticeship?
“I want to say that it has been a great experience working with The JGA Group … I was able to learn so much. I would like to thank you guys for getting me to where I am today” – Academic Achiever 2018.
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Careers Education Executive | The JGA Group