University isn’t the only route to build a successful career. And for those who think that it is, they haven’t been introduced to the world of Apprenticeships.
It’s a real job with real training, giving you experience and achieving national qualifications – and getting paid throughout the entire process.
Even if you have no previous work experience, becoming a paid apprentice is an exciting opportunity for a school leaver.
Apprenticeships are offered by some of the most innovative and forward thinking companies around. That means you’ll get incredible experience as you develop a broad array of skills.
Average salaries while in training for those in and energy and utilities related apprenticeships were higher than the average of all apprentices (£12,624 per year).
On average, once qualified, starting salaries can begin at £18,000 to £39,500.
This is how it works. Over the course of the apprenticeship (up to four years), you’ll learn both in the classroom and in a hands-on job. There’ll be all kinds of ground-breaking projects to tackle – perhaps helping to build wind farms or roll out smart electricity meters.
What’s in it for you?
Earn a real wage
Be trained in skills employers want
Quick career progression routes
Learn at a pace that suits you
Have a holiday and be paid while you’re away
Set yourself up for a brighter future
Doing an apprenticeship is not easier than doing the traditional university degree. However, they are functioned to do the same thing: help you launch a successful career in your desired field.