Apprenticeships

National Apprenticeship Week 2023 video transcript

It's great to be here at the University of Derby today celebrating National Apprenticeship week for 2023.


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The theme this year is skills for  life and we've got so many students here from local schools looking for apprenticeship opportunities.


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So apprenticeships are important because they help people get a hands-on experience of what it's like to work. There's a lot of help 
and support available for people whilst doing an apprenticeship, you're basically being paid to learn. The benefit from our  point of view as a business is that you can really get your future employees at  an early stage and help shape and mould them as they come through so by the time  they finish their apprenticeship and in most of our cases come on to full-time employment,  they're already ready to hit the road and grow with your company. The real benefit is when they're in learning and they've got all the other staff to help bounce ideas and upskill them so apprenticeships in my point, you win on so many levels.


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That's how you make good connections. You definitely get a lot more experience than any other options as well as obviously getting paid to do your degree so you get the degree funded for you, you also get paid while you're there and you get hands-on experience at the job. The experience you get is overvalued I'd say to the education but you still get the education alongside it. If there's a lot of people who are constantly trying to help, if there are any questions you're always told a variety of people who can 
help you out. My apprenticeship that I'm on now,  it gave me hands-on experience in the working 
environment, you get paid while you learn and there's plenty of opportunity for development and just look into different areas of the business.


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I've chosen to do an apprenticeship because I preferred working in employment rather  than just a full-time course but then I 
was working as well as doing the course at the same time so it was like kind of beneficial in both ways.

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