What are they?
Apprenticeships mix study with on the job training. You typically spend 80% of your time with an employer/in the workplace. You can find lots more information, specifically for parents and carers about apprenticeships, on the Priory Apprenticeships website. You can also search for an extensive range of apprenticeship opportunities via the Unifrog Apprenticeship Tool.
Why? For new apprentices, apprenticeships give you fantastic experience in the working world and show employers that you can ‘hit the ground running’. Hands-on training gives you a real chance to put your skills into practice and helps you to gain more confidence in a working environment. All apprentices are entitled to a wage whilst they are on programme. There are also absolutely no student loans with an apprenticeship.