Coming up to the end of the year school leavers are faced with an important decision. Should you go to university, take your chances in the current job market, or start an apprenticeship or traineeship?
Here at MIGAS, it should come as no surprise that our vote would be an apprenticeship or traineeship! And there are some very good reasons why an apprenticeship or traineeship is arguably a better move than going to university or straight into the job market for some school leavers.
To make things simple here are our top 5.
FINANCIALLY IT’S A BETTER IDEA
For the same amount of time you would spend studying at the university accumulating debt, you could be working, learning and earning money. During your apprenticeship or traineeship you will receive a weekly wage specific to your industry, so while you are getting ready for your future career you are making money and not going into debt.”
IMPROVING YOUR CV
While you’re building your resume one of the best ways to attract employers is undertaking an apprenticeship or traineeship. You gain industry experience and learn practical skills that can be transferrable. These are very attractive to any employer.
CLIMBING THE LADDER
By completing your apprenticeship or traineeship with MIGAS, you will be placed with one or more host employers to complete your on-the-job training. If you impress your supervisors during your employment and there is a high likelihood you could move into a full-time position with your host company. Having a position like that ready for you once you have completed means you’ll hit the ground running, unlike many university graduates.
GREAT SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE
As a MIGAS apprentice or trainee, we make sure that you receive excellent support and guidance during your training. We make sure that you stay focused so you complete your apprenticeship or traineeship and that you acquire all the skills and experience you need to excel in your selected trade.
BUILDING YOUR FUTURE SELF
The skills and formal qualification that you will acquire through an apprenticeship or traineeship with MIGAS will set you up for the future. You could go into a career with a company that will set you up for the rest of your working life, or maybe give you everything you need to start your own business. Or maybe it will allow you to travel overseas and bring your expertise to a role you never imagined yourself doing.
If you’re feeling inspired to take on an apprenticeship or traineeship, check out our current roles at:
Or if you want to find out how apprenticeships or traineeships work or more about MIGAS you can enquire at: