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8 reasons why you should choose an Apprenticeship
8 reasons why you should choose an Apprenticeship
Apprenticeships are a brilliant option for people of all ages to launch their careers in a huge range of exciting industries or upskill at various levels.
1. Earn as you learn
Apprenticeships are an exciting option for anyone wanting to gain high quality training in their chosen field because they offer you the chance to ‘earn while you learn’.
An apprenticeship is a paid job where you can learn and gain valuable workplace experience.
Say goodbye to student loans, tuition fees and worries surrounding debt. With an apprenticeship your employer actually pays you. Starting salaries may not be the highest, but there is nothing for you to pay. Instead, you’re being paid for gaining the training, support and skills you need to succeed in your chosen career.
2. No debt
Those graduating from university could well face student debt up to $30,000, depending on the type and length of course they do.
Those who embark on an apprenticeship won’t be weighed down by tuition fees or debt by the time they finish. In fact, your employer will be paying you to gain a qualification instead. There are also many degree level apprenticeships available, so you can still gain a degree if you don’t want to rule out going to university.
3. Gain relevant, real-world experiences
An apprenticeship is designed to be a structured training and work program which equips you with the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in the workplace. Completing an apprenticeship is like doing work experience every day. You’re not only sitting in a classroom learning the theory behind your job; you’re in the working environment, gaining ‘hands on’ experience and witnessing masters of your trade in action every day.
You’ll have regular reviews with your tutor to ensure that you are well supported and that you are progressing at the right pace. Your qualification will provide you with the essential knowledge needed for your current role and for your career in the future.
4. Gain a nationally recognised qualification
Along with comprehensive training, you will also gain a work-based qualification with an accredited awarding body, such as the AAT Foundation Certificate if you did an Accountancy Level 2 Apprenticeship.
With a wider range of apprenticeships than ever before, from project management to digital marketing, so there’s something to suit your career aspirations.
5. Hit the ground running
Gaining all that ‘hands on’ experience means that finding a job at the end of your apprenticeship may be slightly easier. Many apprentices are offered opportunities and roles with their employer on completion of their training, but if they don’t have a role for you, the fact you can hit the ground running and have already gained skills in your area of expertise, means employers are more likely to snap you up over candidates who may need more development. Apprentices are also often able to enter employment earlier than candidates who have taken more traditional routes of learning.
Apprenticeship qualifications don’t have to end at intermediate or advanced apprenticeships. Apprentices can progress further up to a degree level qualification. Employers may wish to offer an apprentice a full-time job within the company if they have shown a high level of enthusiasm for the role, which could prove hugely beneficial for their career.
7. Strengthen your CV
When it comes to building transferable skills to attract employers, an apprenticeship is an excellent choice. With an apprenticeship, you will have gained at least 6 months in IT industry, picking up practical working knowledge and skills that will be attractive to any employer.
Some young adults think that if they took an apprenticeship, they will be stuck in an industry for life. But with VCA Registered IT Apprenticeship Programs, you will pick up digital skills that will be useful and adaptable to any industry – a key reason why employers are keen on hiring apprentices.
8. Build your contacts
VCA Registered IT Apprenticeship Programs get you involved in the day-to-day running of the business where you’ll meet a lot of people. As an apprenticeship typically takes between one and four years to complete (depending on the type of apprenticeship and the level) you can build up your network.
Making a good name for yourself and building professional contacts will benefit you greatly in the future. You never know when you might need to call on your network for advice, mentoring, or career opportunities.
Take the step today and see how an apprenticeship could benefit your life!
We are very thrilled and proud to announce that Vijay Computer academy is a Registered IT Apprenticeship Program by DOL now. This is an extension and expansion of our missions of bridging the skills gap and workforce development and empowering underserved communities through our world class IT education and training programs for last 30+ years.
Apply for VCA Registered Apprenticeship Programs:
1. DATA ANALYST (DATABASE TECHNICIAN)
2. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST (IT HELP DESK)