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Is an apprenticeship or traineeship the right move for me?

An apprenticeship or traineeship is a fantastic way to learn the ropes of a profession and achieve a nationally recognised qualification at the end of the experience. You’ll even earn a wage while you’re training.

Nevertheless, choosing to start an apprenticeship or traineeship is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Completing an apprenticeship or traineeship takes commitment, enthusiasm and genuine passion for the industry you choose.

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If you’re still deciding whether or not an apprenticeship or traineeship is suitable for you, here are some of the answers to common questions many people ask before taking the plunge.

What qualifications do I need?

One of the great advantages of an apprenticeship or traineeship is that you don’t need any qualifications to begin a placement, including a secondary school certificate. This makes them very inclusive, meaning almost anyone can pursue their chosen occupation.

Are there any age restrictions?

There are various types of apprenticeships and traineeships available, ranging from school-based positions all the way through to adult and mature-age options. So whether you’ve just left secondary education or have been in the workplace for many years, you’ll still have the opportunity to build a new career.

Which occupations are available?

There are hundreds of apprenticeships and traineeships to choose from across various sectors. In fact, if you’re having trouble narrowing down what career is suitable for you, you can use the Harrison Online Career Assessment tool at Apprenticeship Central to help make your final selection a little easier.

How do I get started?

Once you’ve decided that an apprenticeship or traineeship is the right course of action, you should research the opportunities available in your area. Apprenticeship Central’s comprehensive jobsite enables you to search for companies advertising near you, while the site’s Resume Builder and Resume Template features can help point you in the right direction when making an application.

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