To celebrate National Apprenticeship week, starting Monday 6th March, here is some information on what an apprenticeship is, how important they are and what it is like to be an apprentice.
An apprenticeship is where a person, of any age, decides to start a career where they can learn and work at the same time. They will go to work like any normal person, but they will have the benefit of in-house training and learning key skills.
Depending on what sort of apprenticeship you are on, you will either go to college one day a week, or have a tutor come into your workplace one day a month to assign you course work to do.
Last year, there were just over 500,000 apprenticeship starts in the UK, which is 9,500 more than 2015!
As an apprentice at 3ManFactory, my role is to coordinate the office and mostly everything in it. I also manage most of the financial side of the business and keep on top of the stock levels of the equipment in the office. If you give 3ManFactory a call or an email, I will be your first point of contact.
I first chose to do an apprenticeship because I didn’t want to go to college, but I have realised that by working as an apprentice I am working, learning and getting a qualification easily too.
I am currently in the process of finishing my level 3 business admin apprenticeship with Runshaw College at 3ManFactory, and I believe that it was a great decision to start my apprenticeship, as I have a lot more experience than I would have ever had if I had just started a job without the training and qualification process. I completely recommend anyone who is in between jobs, or who has just left school, to start an apprenticeship!