Why choose an apprenticeship?
Discover the benefits of becoming a BTEC Apprentice, which gives you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification while gaining valuable workplace skills and experience.
The benefits you can expect include:
- Complete qualifications and training while being paid and receiving the same benefits as your colleagues
- Learning both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills that prepare you for your career
- Work with people who understand the industry you have chosen and have experience they can pass on to you
- Spend time working with people of all ages and abilities and develop your confidence, communication skills and ability to work in a team
- Enjoy the support of the staff at your FE college, training provider or employer on and off site throughout your Apprenticeship
- Make full use of the facilities of the college or training provider and get taught on industry standard equipment by subject specialists who have extensive industrial, technical and vocational experience
- Gain qualifications that set you up for your career of choice and/ or progression onto higher education.
What else do I get out of it?
Research shows that apprentices earn, on average, over £100,000 more throughout their lifetime than other employees.
Support during training
Your employer, FE College or training provider will make sure you have support. Their job is to ensure that your training fits your personal requirements, offers the skills needed for the job and satisfies national standards. They will also be there to help you through any difficult times.
BTEC Apprenticeships can be demanding but they are very rewarding. Because BTEC Apprenticeships train you in the skills employers want, they give you choices in your career. When you've finished you can carry on working, maybe get promoted or go on to higher education in a college or university.
A choice of industries and employers
Apprenticeships have been developed by a wide range of industry sectors and are available with different types of employers from large national companies such as BT, Travis Perkins and Whitbread to smaller local companies.