Apprenticeships – what’s in it for me?

Apprenticeships are an amazing opportunity to get paid a salary whilst gaining valuable experience in the workplace – all whilst studying for a recognised qualification!

Contrary to the belief of some…

  1. Apprenticeships are not just for young people*
    Anyone over the age of 16 can undertake an apprenticeship (or 15 if their 16th birthday is between the last Friday in June and 31 August)
  2. Even if you are not new to the job, you can still become an apprentice*
    Apprenticeships can also be undertaken by existing staff looking to upskill or retrain, in fact this is quite a common occurrence in the animal and veterinary world

*As long as you meet the apprenticeship eligibility criteria, such as living and working in England and not having a level 4 or above qualification in a similar subject; these criteria are applicable to people of all ages.

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