More than a million people in the UK have been enrolled in apprenticeships over the last year.
And it isn’t just the traditional trades that are attracting apprentices. In fact, apprenticeships are available in over 170 different industries and range from roles in Health and Beauty through to Construction and Property, Plumbing to Graphic Design.
To celebrate National Apprenticeship week, here are some of the top apprenticeships you may not have considered:
Marketing and Media positions are often highly sought-after and, for this reason, they’re often seen as difficult industries to break into. However, there’s a wide range of apprenticeships available in Media and Marketing to help you break into the industry and gain the all-important experience you need to turn your apprenticeship into a career.
So whether you’re looking for something in social media, a junior web design position to put your design skills to good use, or a role in PR, there’s an apprenticeship out there for you.
You don’t have to have a Computer Science degree to find a job in the IT industry. There’s a whole host of roles available which provide all the training you need, with the type of hands-on practical experience that make apprenticeships so sought-after.
Support Engineers and Technicians are always in demand, as are more technical roles in Software Development and Analytics. Most require GCSEs and a good basic knowledge of computer systems as their only entry level requirements. And you’ll be able to gain qualifications while you work.
If your interests lie in the manufacturing sector, but you feel as if your lack of experience in the field may be holding you back, then a manufacturing apprenticeship could be the perfect career move for you.
There’s a wide range of opportunities available, with skills such as upholstery, pattern making, print finishing, moulding and even lathing currently being sought after. Most manufacturing apprenticeships last between one and two years, and could provide the perfect start to a long and successful career in the field.
Construction & Property
The Construction and Property industry is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK. And it’s no different when it comes to job opportunities. In fact, according to the latest figures, there are now three times more vacancies being advertised in this sector than at the same point four years ago.
So for those looking to get a valuable foot-in-the-door in the industry, apprenticeships are available in a range of different locations. Whether you’re interested in sales and lettings in Leeds or carpentry and joinery in Jackson’s Bridge there’s no excuse not to get started now.
If you’re interested in becoming a Care Assistant, Social Worker or Nursery Nurse, apprenticeships can be a great way to get started. Entry level requirements will vary from position to position, although most will accept those 16 and over and willing to learn. A caring, enthusiastic and self-motivated approach to work is also essential.
So if you want to work in the Care industry and don’t know where to start, apply for an apprenticeship today.
The suggestions above are just a few: there are literally thousands of apprenticeship options available. In fact, regardless of your location or the industry you’re looking to work in, there’s an apprenticeship out there for everyone.
They’re not just a great way to learn in a hands-on environment, apprenticeships can also help you get a foot in the door with an employer in your chosen industry and start building a successful career.
Feel like an apprenticeship is the right option for you? View all available apprenticeships now.