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Posted by Ros Connors

Apprenticeships on the rise as students look to future

As GCSE and A Level exam season sets in across the UK and students up and down the country contemplate their futures, there’s a growing awareness that universities are not the sole gateway to a prosperous career. In the spirit of Learning at Work Week (13th-19th May), it is important to shine a spotlight on the invaluable benefits of apprenticeships as a dynamic pathway to personal and professional advancement.

Apprenticeships offer a unique blend of hands-on learning and real-world experience within a working environment. While traditional academic routes provide theoretical knowledge, apprenticeships empower individuals with practical skills that are directly applicable to their chosen field. This holistic approach not only fosters a deeper understanding of the subject matter, but also cultivates vital soft skills such as teamwork, communication, and problem-solving – qualities highly valued by employers in today’s competitive job market.

Ryan spoke to Matt Butcher a.k.a Mr Apprenticeships and Darran Marks from Swindon & Wiltshire Institute of Technology.

Photo by Nguyen Dang Hoang Nhu on Unsplash

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