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Apprenticeships - Is this the right career choice for you?

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Which career path will you take?

After finishing school or college, the options and career routes now available can seem overwhelming. But it’s important you consider them all before choosing your next move.

Many employers are now offering attractive Apprenticeship schemes. These cover a range of professional sectors (including Accountancy, Law, Banking and Engineering).

Attitudes towards Apprenticeships have changed, and they’re now recognised as a great way to start or enhance your career.

Here, we compare the options to help with your decision.

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Consider what’s right for you

Make a list of what’s important to you and then speak to as many people as you can who have either been to University or chosen an Apprenticeship to find out about their experiences. Compare what they’ve told you with what you are looking for.

Deciding what to do won’t be easy, but remember there isn’t a ‘wrong path’. If at any point you feel that you have made the wrong choice, you can easily switch to either a University degree or an Apprenticeship in the next academic year.

The world of work is more flexible than it’s ever been and future employers will respect you for having the confidence to change path. Make sure you take time to decide which option is best for you.

Next steps?

If you would like more information about the Apprenticeship programmes offered at Kaplan, please email our team apprenticeships@kaplan.co.uk