Apprenticeships, Are They For You?

The Time to Decide is NOW!

Why Choose Apprenticeships?

1. Earn while you learn
An Apprenticeship is a way for you to earn while you learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future.

2. Shine at what you are good at
Apprenticeships allow you to gain skills, experience and qualifications in the type of work you are good at and you enjoy.

3. Work to get qualified
Many people who don't want to stay in a traditional classroom environment find that work-based learning and study with an Apprenticeship allows them to progress much further.

4. Real-work experience
Apprenticeships build your confidence and your skills. The on-the-job experience is often the most rapid way of learning about an industry and apprentices comment on how it builds not only their work-experience but their confidence and personal skills beyond the job itself.

5. Gain insight (and save money)
An Apprenticeship gives you an insight into a particular industry sector and builds valuable skills. Even if you decide you want to move into another profession later, during your Apprenticeship you will have built work experience, a wide range of skills and gained a transferrable qualification. You'll also have 'earned as you learned', avoiding a large student debt.

6. Build a career
A high proportion of apprentices go on to work in their chosen industry for the rest of their working life. Many apprentices will rise to work as a Director, Managing Director or run their own business successfully (e.g. Steve Gelder MBE Founder and Director of the Gelder Group and Nigel Whitehead, Group Managing Director of Programmes & Support at BAE Systems.

7. Build a future
After finishing, the majority of apprentices (85%) will stay in employment, with two-thirds (64%) staying with the same employer. (Source: Evaluation of Apprenticeships for Learners, BIS, May 2012). A third (32%) of all former apprentices had received a promotion within 12 months of finishing, and of those in work, three quarters (75%) reported taking on more responsibility in their job.

8. Not just for 16 year olds
Anyone living in England who is over 16 years old and not in full-time education can apply to be an apprentice.

9. Don't follow the crowd
Your first chance to start an Apprenticeship is when you leave school. Almost no matter what your vocation, the scope of job roles that Apprenticeships can offer today means that by not following the crowd you could open-up a life-time opportunity.

10. Apprentices love Apprenticeships
Listen to what other apprentices say at about their experiences at apprentice.tv. And moreover employers love Apprenticeships too – with 71% recommending them.

What's great about being an Apprentice with CWT Chamber Training?

CWT Chamber Training Apprentices say the organisation is "professional but fun, promotes interactive teaching styles and staff are always supportive."

CWT Chamber Training Apprentice Richard Judge (left) who works at Coventry based Solicitors Coltman Warner Cranston, said "I am better off financially than my friends but that does have its disadvantages as I'm the only one with a car!" (His childhood ambition)

CWT Chamber Training Apprentice Ria Mason (right) who works at Bea's Bridal, said "CWT are very professional and supportive and it's great that I can carry on with training and the Customer Service qualification will give me the confidence and ability to provide a quality service."

Still Need Help – Contact CWT

We have a dedicated team on hand to provide clear, accurate and impartial advice and guidance across a range of work roles and qualifications. They hold high level knowledge of the local area, its employers and industry. We offer one to one advice which identifies existing skills and experience, leading to recommendations for personal and career development including formal qualifications.

To access our friendly information, advice and guidance service, please telephone 024 7623 1122 or email enquiries@cwtcov.co.uk.

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