29 Jun What can an engineering apprenticeship do for you?
You’ve heard about the need for more UK engineering talent to fill the current skills gap, but what can an apprenticeship in engineering do for you? We’ve put together a few reasons why an apprenticeship route can be the best way to start.
Learn as you go – Most apprenticeships consist of a hybrid of learning and working. They will often be paired with a day or two at a local college whilst also having a number of days that consist of practical work on site. This gives you the best of both worlds, putting into practice all of the knowledge you have learnt.
Pay as you go – Apprenticeships are paid! This means that you earn while you learn. Unlike university, an apprenticeship will pay you rather than you having to pay them. Meaning no debt, no need to look for another job to support your studies and a 100% focus on your new career as you’ll be financially supported throughout.
Gain experience as you go – You don’t often need an array of qualifications or experience to start an apprenticeship, just a willingness to learn and an interest in the subject. By the end of the apprenticeship, you receive a full qualification, setting you up for your future career as a qualified professional with the experience to prove it.
Progress as you go – If your apprenticeship provider is impressed by you, they will want you to stay on with the company and progress in your career with them. You could end up being a highly valued member of the team, working for people who truly believe in you and your qualities, resulting in a healthy employer/employee relationship and a secure, long-term position.
Interested? At Dawson Shanahan, we are recruiting for our highly successful apprenticeship scheme for the eighth year running, supporting dozens of young people in the Welshpool area to get their foot on the engineering ladder. Previous experience in an engineering environment is not necessary as all training will be provided.
Over the years, we have accepted and trained students from several local schools and colleges including Llanfyllin, Welshpool, Newtown and Llanidloes. We would also welcome discussions about work experience placements and universities across the UK. Contact Matt Rogers at Matthew.Rogers@dawson-shanahan.co.uk for more information. Also, to read more about the apprenticeship scheme, click here.