Am I right for an apprenticeship?
I don’t have the right qualifications, does it matter?
Often, students don’t achieve the grades they were hoping for; that doesn’t mean their chance of a great career is over. Remember that passion and enthusiasm can be as important as formal qualifications.
So, if you’ve seen your perfect apprenticeship advertised but don’t have the entry requirements, don’t panic. Instead, talk to HABS.
Do I need English and Maths to be an apprentice?
This varies because each employer will look for a different set of qualifications. While some company directors feel that asking for English and Maths GCSEs will help them to attract the right candidate for their role, others will allow you to work towards Functional Skills (English, Maths and ICT) as part of your apprenticeship.
How old do you need to be?
If you’re aged 16 and above, you can become an apprentice.
Apprenticeships have changed a huge amount over this last decade or so and there are so many opportunities for people of all ages in the Humber region. They’re no longer just for school leavers, so don’t be put off if you’re a mature candidate.
You may have gone to university and decided it’s not for you, or you may be a mature worker who’s ready for a change; apprenticeships certainly aren’t just for people aged between 19 and 23! Instead, they’re an ideal way for you to continue learning throughout your life as you can now progress all the way up to degree level apprenticeships.
If you’re looking for the best way to pursue your career path, get in touch with HABS today for more information on the apprenticeship route.
What makes a good apprentice?
Being an apprentice is the same as working as an employee in a business. There are different skills and attributes that each company will be looking for in candidates which will also be linked to job role. Your ability to fit in, as well as your personality, will go a long way to determining whether you’re right for an apprenticeship too.
Apprenticeships have moved on a lot in the last decade or so. If you have the drive and determination to succeed – and you’d like to earn a wage while working towards a rewarding, lifelong career – you’re likely to be a good apprenticeship candidate.
Get in touch with the HABS team to find out more.