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Apprenticeship Opportunities

Moving on to an Apprenticeship
You may want to consider applying for an Apprenticeship. It is worth giving yourself time to think about this, and start looking into attending some open days/evenings at your chosen institution. This will allow you to get a feel for whether you would be comfortable there, as being happy in your surroundings is important.

Apprenticeships are a great way to learn on the job, but also earn some money. On apprenticeships you are employed on a real job, trained and once qualified receive a nationally recognised qualification. Even though the age of leaving school has gone up to 18 years old, you can leave at 16 to pursue a career where you are trained whilst working. This means you will need to decide on what you want to do before some of your friends, as competition for apprenticeships are competitive. But don't let that put you off.