Apprenticeship Myth Busting

Apprenticeships can be a great way for anyone of any age to start a new career or upskill themselves within a current job role. Even though apprenticeships are becoming more and more popular there are still a lot of ‘myths’ around them. Here are some myths we have busted to prove apprenticeships really are a great option for everyone!

Myth 1

‘You won’t earn a lot doing an apprenticeship’

Apprentices must receive at least the national minimum wage currently £3.70 per hour for 16-18 and over 18 in the first year, though many employers choose to pay more.

Myth 2

‘Apprenticeships are only for school leavers’

Apprenticeships are available to people of all ages making them a great option for anyone looking to change career, improve their skills or re-enter an industry after having taken time out.

Myth 3

‘An apprenticeship won’t lead to a full time job’

In fact, more than 90% of apprentices stay in employment after their course ends, with 67% remaining with the same employer.

Myth 4

‘Apprenticeships are for people who don’t do well at school’

Apprenticeships are just an alternative route into employment. They are a great way to earn while you learn, gain vital work experience and set yourself on a fast-track to a successful career.

Myth 5

‘Apprenticeships are only available in manual industries’

Apprenticeships are now available in over hundreds of occupations in many industries, ranging from Healthcare to Management, and from Hospitality to Digital Marketing.

Myth 6

‘You will just be making tea and coffee’

Whilst completing an apprenticeship you will be doing work just like any other normal employee!

Myth 7

‘They won't lead to a good career at the end’

Apprenticeships can take you all the way to the top, opening up a lot of doors for you. All the qualifications you’ll work towards are well recognised by employers.

We offer a wide variety of apprenticeships to cater to your needs.

For more information and to see what we could offer you click here.

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