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Apprenticeships: An alternative to higher education

When it comes to leaving school and deciding on your future path into education and employment, it can often seem like the only option to progress into College and University courses, as the best way to provide for yourself in the future. In fact, when it comes to highly skilled work and development, those attending University can often find themselves behind the times when it comes to relevant, employable skills.

If your goal is to go from school straight into a highly employable field in which you can progress, then an apprenticeship might be the right fit for you – providing you access to the workforce and education in a straightforward package.

Choosing the right course for you

With so many choices out there when you leave school, knowing which course to follow can be a difficult decision – but if you feel that higher education, such as A Levels or a Degree, might not be the best choice for you, apprenticeships offer you an alternative choice of path. There are a wide variety of different careers and professions available through apprenticeships that could otherwise require further education to attain, from business administration apprenticeships to diplomas in trade business services.

With such a variety of different courses and professions available to choose from, apprenticeships are nowhere near as limiting as it may have been in the past. Not only does it give you access to a variety of different possible trades, where physical experience is as vital as other learning, it also provides you with multiple avenues for growth and expansion into a variety of different roles. Whether you’re more interested in client-facing work, administration or a more labour-intensive role, there’s an apprenticeship suitable for you.

A different type of education

Further education isn’t for everyone; whether it’s due to grades or just being ready and raring to get into the world of work, choosing to go on to further your education in a more academic sense just might not be the right fit for you when it comes to developing your skills and employability. An apprenticeship offers a fantastic way to continue your education without the same requirements and intense focus on schooling, providing you with the skills and development you need to fit into the working world quickly and effectively.

Education can take many different forms, so if you feel more drawn towards learning through doing, or through a physical introduction to your chosen subject, you might find yourself much more at home working within a more practical setting. If this sounds like something applicable to your style of learning, then choosing an apprenticeship might be the perfect way to become more employable and learn a useful and effective trade.

Education for employment

Though University is now one of the most popular choices for students, there is increasingly a concern that simply having a degree no longer makes you employable. In fact, by missing out on work experience and physical skills required for many roles, it can be more difficult for university graduates to find work than those with the additional skills and talents gained by years of experience.

Those going into apprenticeships are gaining skills twofold – both in the development of their education and in learning practical and applicable skills for the workplace. Not only does this make them an excellent prospect for employers, but it also ensures that those who choose apprenticeships are ready for the world of work, and know exactly what to expect when it comes to the needs requirements of their employers.

If you’re considering an apprenticeship when you leave school in the Liverpool area, then Asset Training has a wide range of different courses and qualifications to choose from the match your skills, talents and needs. Contact us today to find out more.

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