With A levels and GCSE’s being the hot topic of August, but when presented with limited options and a double dip recession how can the younger generation ensure that these hard earned grades are worth it.
It is becoming clear that the modern route to success maybe in the traditional apprenticeship.
Carl Bennett, Managing Director of Britain’s Premier Electrical Training Company Trade Skills 4U, says: “Whether you are interested in working in nursing, engineering, or for a large company like the BBC, apprenticeships are a sure fire way to equip yourself with the right skills and experience for the job in hand. As apprenticeships come in all shapes and sizes there is one bound to suit everyone’s needs and this summer alone has seen apprenticeship vacancies rise to a staggering 15,000”.
Modern apprenticeships allow people to get hands on experience, extensive training and a recognised qualification all the while placing them in their preferred career industry, allowing them to build contacts from the outset.
Apprenticeships aren’t just for school leavers; people of all ages are able to access a training scheme. Many people are now taking the courses to better themselves and expand their options.
Tom Ward, currently on Trade Skills 4U’s City and Guilds apprenticeship outlines his experience with the programme; “a lot of guys on my course are a lot older than me. We have a 45 year old, a 38 year old and 39 year old amongst a range of twenty something’s all taking the course.”