When looking at becoming an apprentice, it’s easy to think of a 16-year-old getting paid low wages for full-time hours. However, this is not the case! TTA and Baltic Apprenticeships have paired up to bust common myths when it comes to apprenticeships and why becoming an apprentice in the tech industry is right for you.
1 Apprenticeships are for people who didn’t perform well in school
This is not true! While it’s true some people succeed more doing jobs that allow them to be hands-on, making an apprenticeship perfect them. That doesn’t mean you have to be in the same position to take on an apprentice role.
Apprenticeships are available in a range of levels from 2 up to 7. These allow you to start from a beginner level all the way up to a university degree equivalent. Joining one of these levels allow you to start your career in tech. Whether you have no experience or want some qualifications to back up your current job role, becoming an apprenticeship is perfect for anyone who wants to boost their career.
2 Apprenticeships are only for the constructions or trade industry
This is no longer the case. Yes, a lot of people join apprenticeships when wanting to work in the construction or trade industry, but that doesn’t mean they’re the only ones available. There’s a wide breadth of apprenticeship training available in all different sectors of the workforce, e.g Tech, Finance, Business, I.T and much more.
We’ve partnered with Baltic Apprenticeships to help our graduates land an apprenticeship roles in the tech industry and kickstart their career.
3 Apprenticeships are only for school leavers
Not true. Yes, apprenticeships can be started from a young age, but that doesn’t mean they’re only for people who just left school, but for people of all ages. If you’re looking to start a new career or push yourselves in your current one then apprenticeships are the perfect way to up your career, no matter your age.
4 Apprenticeships don’t offer the same job opportunities as university degrees
While some companies still require you to have a degree to work for them, this is starting to become outdated. A lot of companies have noticed and value the great benefits of taking on an apprentice. Being an apprentice allows you to gain the knowledge and experience you need to be successful in your career in tech, which is exactly what companies want from you.
5 Apprenticeships don’t lead to good qualifications
This couldn’t be further from the truth. Qualifications from apprenticeships are equivalent to any qualification you’ll gain from college or university. Meaning, you’ll have the knowledge and skills from your apprenticeships as if you went to college or university.