Apprenticeships have a long history of being tied to young people learning a trade, and while that may have been accurate years ago, the reality is much different.
Apprenticeships have moved on from that old stereotype; today, anyone aged 16 or over can be an apprentice, even university graduates. On top of that, apprenticeships are now offered in a wide variety of fields, from management training to software development and dental nursing.
Apprentices tend to be in the early stages of their chosen career, whether they’ve come from school, a career break or career change. They bring enthusiasm and a willingness to work hard to the workplace, and in turn, they are taught valuable professional skills. A win-win, taking on an apprentice is a two-way street; with both employer and apprentice having the scope to gain massively from the experience.