Let’s talk apprenticeships

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It’s National Apprenticeship week, which means we are talking about all things apprenticeships. So, if you don’t already know, apprenticeships are a combination of training in the workplace and working towards a qualification, all whilst earning a wage.

Why should you consider an apprenticeship?

We know that apprenticeships aren’t for everyone; some people relish the idea of experiencing university or just getting themselves a good wage, but we know that apprenticeships are often a great pathway for everyone. Here are some of the advantages to enrolling onto an apprenticeship programme:

  • apprenticeships are a great way for you to get your foot in the door to your desired career path – we know that finding a job can be difficult, especially without any relevant experience, but employers appreciate that apprenticeships give you that chance you deserve;
  • most apprentices stay on at their employers’ place of work once they have completed their programme; in fact, about 95% of our apprentices will stay with the employer they trained with because the employer values you and the experience you have gained, plus you’ll know the company inside out by the end of your course;
  • you can gain a recognised qualification which you can take to any employer! If you decide not to stay with the employer, it’s good to know that you can take your skills and experience to new places and grow even more;
  • you have the opportunity to obtain and develop meaningful skills which can be applied across a range of sectors.

Apprenticeships are available in almost any sector, from construction to IT, HR to estate agency; the possibilities are endless! Here at Crown, we focus on professional services and property services, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help you make your next step. We are proud to offer a great service for all of our learners and we want to offer the best support for you whilst searching and when you’re on programme.

If you haven’t started your apprenticeship search, here are the best places to look:

  • National Apprenticeship Service, or the Gov website; any training provider or college that are advertising their apprenticeship roles will be advertising their vacancies online. This portal allows you to search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies nationwide – just create an account, start your search, and when you find something you feel is right, make your application and send it across.
  • College or training provider websites; more often than not, everyone has a decent website for you to navigate and people will be advertising their apprenticeship positions on there for them to be found. This also gives you the chance to contact the college or training provider directly if you have any questions about the vacancies being advertised or general queries.
  • Job sites like Indeed, CV library, Reed etc. When it comes to looking for jobs a lot of people turn to trust Google for their answer; having a look for apprenticeship opportunities on job searching sites is not a bad shout and you will find that quite a few companies and training providers will advertise positions this way so there’s more choice for people when they’re searching. Just remember, when it comes to job sites, make sure you have an up-to-date CV to hand as you want to make sure you have all relevant info on there – even checking your contact details are up to date is an important thing!

If you need any assistance with applying for apprenticeship opportunities, there are always people who are willing to help.

The long and short of it, is apprenticeships provide a blended approach to learning alongside quality, industry experience. Of course, there are some industries that don’t lend themselves well to the apprenticeship pathway, but for the vast majority there is an apprenticeship opportunity. We strongly believe that everyone and anyone has a fair chance to succeed through an apprenticeship scheme.

Do get in touch with us via our online contact form, send us a message through our social channels or email or give us a call.

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