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8 Surprising facts about apprenticeships

web 2Going to university used to be the only way to get the best jobs, but apprenticeships are now offering a different route and lots of young people are taking advantage of them to get ahead. 
  1. The earning potential of the best apprenticeships rivals degrees*. Plus, apprentices get paid, which means a salary whilst qualifying, paid holiday and a debt free foot on the career ladder.     
  2. Apprenticeships are now available up to degree level and beyond, over 50 universities currently offer a range of degree apprenticeships and this is set to increase.
  3. Apprenticeships are the most direct route into the work place with 90% of apprentices staying employed.
  4. Apprentices in Staffordshire have a graduation ceremony.
  5. Those who complete an apprenticeship earn more in their lifetime and for those completing a Higher Apprenticeship this can be £150,000 more.
  6. Apprenticeships aren’t just for manual trades and engineering anymore. There are apprenticeships in a wide variety of careers and industries including accountancy, IT, law, media, publishing, journalism and more. Have a browse of apprenticeship opportunities to find out more.
  7. They're not just for school leavers, you can apply at any age if you want to retrain or change your career.
  8. Apprenticeships are valued by employers because they create employees who have experience and have developed communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills.     

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