It isn’t an easy option, but an apprenticeship offers the opportunity to earn while you learn towards a degree qualification without the cost.
You will be expected to achieve both academically and in the workplace, juggling your time, adjusting to longer hours and less holidays that you have at school and college or uni. You might also have to travel or even move to find the opportunity that’s right for you.
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Academic qualifications required vary with some apprenticeships being awarded solely on the way you come across at interview.
Many companies require 2 A levels and 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English and most employers look for those sought after qualities such as interpersonal skills, attention to detail, motivation and enthusiasm and collaboration and teamwork.