I want an apprenticeship… is it worth doing a pre-apprenticeship?
That’s a common question and the answer is a resounding yes. Doing a pre-apprenticeship is one of the most positive things you can do in your search, and could well land you that job.
You can do a pre-apprenticeship course over 6 months spending 3 days per week at The Apprentice and Traineeship Company Skills Centre in Craigie Street and at work experience. It is considered full time study and you end up with a nationally recognised qualification which will not only attract the attention of employers but potentially give you some time off your term if you get a start in a matching apprenticeship.
The Apprentice and Traineeship Company offers pre-apprenticeship courses in construction, electrical and engineering.
One major advantage of doing a pre-apprenticeship is that you are effectively completing the first stage of apprenticeship study meaning an employer does not have to pay your wages to study what you have already learned. And they like that. A lot.
Another advantage is that when you do a pre-apprenticeship course at The Apprentice and Traineeship Company Skills Centre we will help find you an employer willing to give you some exposure to the trade via work experience.
Work experience is an important part of the course for several reasons including the main one – you might get a job out of it. Employers considering putting on a new apprentice will often offer the work experience and consider it a way of taking a look at potential candidates. So you might be applying for a position without actually knowing.
Work experience has other benefits too. You are in a hands-on role in your chosen trade gaining real experience with a qualified tradesmen. It helps you to be sure you’ve made a great choice by getting a genuine taste of what the trade is like. And in the very least, you’ll leave after your stay with some industry experience and maybe a reference for your resume.
Contact us to find out more about Pre-apprenticeship courses. Your new job could start here!