What are the main attractions?
One of the main attractions is you can earn while you learn. The apprenticeship salary levels should be viewed as something between an academic course and full-time work – rather than paying thousands of pounds for a degree or incurring a substantial student debt, an apprentice is paid to learn new skills.
For many, however, the biggest draw of an apprenticeship is to get a foot in the door. The work experience, responsibility and qualification enhance their CV and show their abilities and experience.
And last but not least, an apprentice finds out whether a chosen path is right for what they expect of life and their career. Even if they decide it's not, what they've picked up on the way won't be lost – many of the skills they learn here are transferable.