Get paid to study! 11/10/2017

Apprenticeships are a great way to get ahead on the career ladder. They enable you to learn by doing rather than learning through theory in a class room. This a much more practical way of learning as you gain first-hand experience in your chosen career sector which you can also use to enhance your CV and boost your employability status.

Stanmore College believes that students should be able to gain first-hand experience in a working environment whilst they study, and have therefore invested in student apprenticeship programmes. It's also a great opportunity to get paid for your hard work as your learn on the job.

You can get a **degree debt free **whilst gaining invaluable skills in the work place. Whilst a degree is the preferred route for some people, it is a highly expensive route and doesn't give you the same experience that an apprenticeship would. An apprenticeship gives you time to put the skills you've already learned to good use and to be able to build on this knowledge. It's also a good opportunity to take a year out of education and gain some practical life experience whilst you learn, enabling you to keep your options open if you decide to go to university after or to find a permanent job in the workplace. 

For example, the childcare apprenticeships that Stanmore College will soon be offering would allow you to work and earn whilst you study, gaining invaluable experience in childcare settings alongside your studies. It's a fast track way to gain the experience and skills you need to become a childcare practitioner. It would also be a great experience to write about on your cover letter if you later decide to go to university afterwards. Apprenticeships are also being offered in other subject areas.

If you're interested in going down the apprenticeship path, why not have a look at the link below to see what's available in your local area. 

For further information, please visit - the apprenticeship guide