Apprenticeship Quiz: Mythbusting

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#1. Apprenticeships are only for young people

INCORRECT!

Apprenticeships are not age restricted. Apprenticeships are open to all ages over 16.

At Steadfast Training we work with apprentices of all ages, from school leavers to career changers in their 30s, 40s, 50s and beyond.

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#2. Apprentices don’t add value to a business

INCORRECT!

Apprentices can add lots of value to a business, from spreading the workload out from overstretched employees to boosting productivity.

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#3. Apprentices tend to be for people who didn’t perform well at school

INCORRECT!

Not at all! Whilst it’s true some people perform better by ‘doing’; therefore, a hands-on apprenticeship may suit them better, apprenticeships are available in a range of levels from 2 up to 7 – the equivalent of a degree.

Some apprentices choose to complete a degree apprenticeship rather than university, as it allows them to gain the academic qualification as well as the work experience.

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#4. You’re turning your back on university!

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You can still go to university to study for a higher qualification, however Apprenticeships are a great way to further your career without university, there are routes to getting a degree through higher apprenticeships

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#5. You can get an apprenticeship in over 1,500 different job roles in 170 industries

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This is in fact TRUE! There are a wide range of apprenticeship programmes available to choose from. you can now get an apprenticeship in over 1,500 different job roles in 170 industries.

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#6. Apprentices don’t do ‘real’ jobs

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As an apprentice, you hit the ground running from day one, working on real projects. as an apprentice you’re an employee. It’s not like volunteering or doing an internship. You might be working with paying clients, treating patients on a nursing ward, or helping design new buildings, to name a few examples.

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#7. Apprenticeships don’t provide you with any useful qualifications for your future career

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All apprentices will finish their apprenticeship with an industry-recognised qualification that they can carry with them for the rest of their career. These qualifications come in different levels and equate to various traditional qualifications, such as A-Levels and Bachelor’s degrees.

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