Being an apprentice

You study alongside work

You could spend some time away from the workplace at a local learning provider learning the theory behind your job, or your theory learning could be delivered entirely in your workplace in a quiet area away from your normal workstation. You’ll then get the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice when you go back into your job. On some courses, you might spend one day a week attending a learning provider or you might attend for a few days in a row to complete a block of training. During this training you could meet lots of other apprentices, so you'll be able to share experiences along the way. You will need to make sure you are managing your work and studies. This means you'll be developing your organisational and time management skills alongside your work skills.

You can have a look at this short film to find out more about apprentices' experiences here in the South of England.

The apprentice & boss job swap - Pendennis Shipyard

YouTube Videos - being an apprentice

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