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We love construction apprenticeships, so we’ve come up with a list of the very best things about doing one!
An apprenticeship is a job with training and while you won’t be earning big bucks straight away, you’ll get a wage, learn new skills and gain recognised qualifications.
Many university graduates have large student loan debts which take years to pay off. An apprenticeship is free no matter what age you are.
During an apprenticeship you’ll get practical experience. You’ll see the job done first-hand - and then be able to have a go yourself.
Learn time-keeping, decision-making, how to meet deadlines and even the importance of a good night’s sleep! All will boost your confidence.
Some graduates don’t know what they want to do. Once you’ve done your apprenticeship you’ll have a good chance of staying with your employer - and valuable experience for new construction opportunities.
Apprenticeships are great for getting you out there and meeting new people, some of whom may become friends or mentors.
Many construction apprentices say that no two days are the same. On Monday you might be at college, Tuesdays on site, Wednesdays in the office… always great variety!
You can put your skills to great use in your community - like apprentices in Devon who helped a paralysed mum-of-four regain her independence by renovating her home.
If you love construction and want to tell everyone just how great it is, you can become a Construction Ambassador and inspire others to follow in your footsteps.
Apprenticeships offer huge potential for career progression. Take Sir Terry Morgan CBE, he started out as an engineering apprentice in a car parts factory and went on to be knighted for services to infrastructure, skills, and employment. Oh the places you’ll go!
As a construction worker you have the ability to build something that could last forever – a skyscraper, if you like to think big, or a project in your community, if you want to make a difference. Not many other jobs can offer you the same.
There’s more the construction than just diggers and steel toe boots. To find out what job would suit your personality, take our Ultimate Quiz. Or, to find a role to suit your skills, interests and qualifications, try our Career Explorer. You might be pleasantly surprised.
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