why an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships are hugely relevant in today's job market as they give aspiring professionals the real world experience they need to get the edge in the job market. Anyone living in England, over the age of 16 and not in full time education can apply to be an apprentice but why should you choose an apprenticeship?
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to earn while you learn. Available at intermediate, advanced and higher (degree) level, there are more than 150,000 employers offering apprenticeships covering 170 industries and 1500 job roles. All apprenticeships must last for at least 12 months and lead to a national qualification respected by employers around the world.
Why should I apply for an apprenticeship?
Apprenticeships can provide a real future. Upon completion, 85% of apprentices will stay in employment, with 64% staying with the same employer. At The Real Apprenticeship Company, 96% of our apprentices will stay with their employer or gain full time employment within 3 months of finishing their apprenticeship.
32% of all former apprentices receive a promotion within 12 months of completion, and of those in work, 75% reported taking on more responsibility in their job. Employers think that qualified apprentices are 15% more employable than those with other qualifications.
Apprenticeships require hard work, dedication and strength of character. Apprentices need to:
- Be motivated towards specific future goals
- Be willing to take on more responsibility as time goes on
- Have a Positive Can Do attitude
At The Real Apprenticeship Company, we offer intermediate, advanced and higher level apprenticeships and have launched an apprenticeship academy- The Real Academy.
We only recruit and work with apprentices who are eager, motivated, flexible and loyal to the company that is investing in them. Our apprentices are with an employer because they want to be – they have made an active choice to learn on the job and a commitment to a specific career. The Real Academy is a unique offer open to anyone over the age of sixteen who wants to work with a training provider and employer to develop the successful workplace and employability skills for the twenty first century.
With an apprenticeship from The Real Apprentice Company, you get more than just a qualification, you receive additional training and coaching to enable all apprentices to map their career and develop, often untapped, potential so that they can plan their future with confidence.
When a Real Apprentice joins The Real Academy, they have a passport to a lifetime of learning opportunities. We work with you to:
- Help you to decide which Apprenticeship is right for you.
- Explain the way that Apprenticeships might work for you.
- Agree a training plan with you.
- Recruit you.
- Manage your training and evaluation.
- Ensure that national quality standards are met and deliver integrated, coherent training.