Working as an apprentice is a great way to get real-world experience in the field of your choice. It also provides you with an opportunity to get your foot in the door by introducing you to people who are in a position to help you as you begin your career.

Here are just a few of the advantages that apprenticeships have to offer:

* Get Paid To Learn

When you work as an apprentice, your employer will pay you. That means that you not only get on-the-job training but you also can earn money while you learn.

* Enjoy Paid Vacation Time

Typically, apprentices get the same perks as regular employees, including paid time off.

* No Student Debt

For students between the ages of 16 and 18, the cost of the training is completely covered by the government. For students over 19, the employer is responsible for paying a portion of your training expenses. The amount of assistance that you qualify for depends on your unique situation as well as on the apprenticeship type and the employer.

* Many Different Careers To Choose From

Working as an apprentice gives you access to a wide range of careers. Whether you want to be a carpenter, a hairdresser, or anything in between, you most likely can find an apprenticeship that interests you.

* Get Personal Assistance

As an apprentice, you have an opportunity to get in-person guidance from someone who is already an expert in the field.

* Prove Your Worth To Employers

The experience that your apprenticeship provides will make you much more attractive to potential employers according to Travis Perkins.

* Get A Better Paying Job

Oftentimes, people who have completed apprenticeships earn more money than people who have not.

* Choose How Far You Want To Go

Apprenticeships can take you as far as you want to go in your career. Although they do take a lot of work, the rewards are definitely worth the effort.

Published by Joseph Nicholls