Question: What made you choose to be an apprentice
Ray Butchart answered on 16 Mar 2015:
I knew I would never have the chance of university when I was at boarding school in Signapore, so I opted for the RAF as they had one of the best apprenticeship schemmes around at the time. I never regreted it.
Steve Cox answered on 16 Mar 2015:
I wanted to do a mixture of practical work, and learning about all aspects of car making, whilst at the same time studying for my engineering degree. I believe that it made me a much better engineer when I graduated compared to someone who’d only done the theoretical side.
Stacey Cutten answered on 16 Mar 2015:
To be honest, when I was in sixth form I didn’t look into apprenticeships until last minute. I had always been told I was going university and just assumed that is where I should be going. I couldn’t do engineering at university because I hadn’t done Maths and Physics at A Level 🙁 This, together with the fact that I couldn’t go to university because I didn’t have enough money to move away, I decided to look into apprenticeships.
I couldn’t believe I had never looked at these before! I dont regret it 😀
Huw Williams answered on 16 Mar 2015:
For me it was a combination of factors as described by everyone here;
Firstly I could do an apprenticeship and get 3 years worth of work experience.
Secondly I could do a degree and my company would pay all my uni fees.
Thirdly I’d finish my apprenticeship and move straight into a guaranteed job, which are very hard to come by these days.
Fourth and most important, I could get paid whilst doing all that too!
Gosha Barzowska answered on 17 Mar 2015:
For me it was simple decision – the main difference between My Apprenticeshipa and University is that at Uni you don’t get any real experiance of being an engineer. Apprenticeship in a sense is a better deal because:
1) You apply theory into PRACTICE from day one
2) You GET PAID for going to work and school
3) You still get a full Engineering DEGREE at the end of the apprenticeship
4) NO UNI FEES – your employers pays for that
For me it’s the best deal you can ever get!
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