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    Pros and cons of each would be much appreciated


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    Speaking as someone who's been an apprentice for 12 months, my experience has not been great.

    I feel an apprenticeship depends on where it's at and how you're trained. Mine has all been 'on the job' training resulting in nothing but knowing how to prepare a car for a respray, mixing paint and calculating quotes. Sure, I've gained skills but it's not what I expected and for what I *truly* want to do, an apprenticeship isn't the path to take. This is why i'm thinking of going back to education.


    My brother however was a success, he dropped out of college after a year for an apprenticeship and his has worked out great. He's now a fully qualified mechanic at a top dealership with all sorts of qualifications and it's a job he loves, which is the most important factor.
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    (Original post by Perky Kangaroo)
    Speaking as someone who's been an apprentice for 12 months, my experience has not been great.

    I feel an apprenticeship depends on where it's at and how you're trained. Mine has all been 'on the job' training resulting in nothing but knowing how to prepare a car for a respray, mixing paint and calculating quotes. Sure, I've gained skills but it's not what I expected and for what I *truly* want to do, an apprenticeship isn't the path to take. This is why i'm thinking of going back to education.


    My brother however was a success, he dropped out of college after a year for an apprenticeship and his has worked out great. He's now a fully qualified mechanic at a top dealership with all sorts of qualifications and it's a job he loves, which is the most important factor.
    So if I was wanting to do an apprenticeship for the career I wanted to do.. Say estate agency would I be better off doing an apprenticeship?


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    (Original post by Jo890)
    So if I was wanting to do an apprenticeship for the career I wanted to do.. Say estate agency would I be better off doing an apprenticeship?


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    I have no experience or knowledge in that area but I'd say yes. You'd learn from the employees already there and no doubt you'd be sent to college to learn. Careers like that are probably more suited towards apprenticeships whereas wanting to have a career in law or medicine you'd go to Uni.
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    It really depends on what you want to do and what kind of uni's you'd be looking at. For things like finance, law or engineering an apprenticeship would be a great idea if you're not aiming for the top 15 or so uni's in those subjects as your chances of getting into a relevant field with your degree drop quite a bit after that threshold.
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    (Original post by Jo890)
    So if I was wanting to do an apprenticeship for the career I wanted to do.. Say estate agency would I be better off doing an apprenticeship?


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    I wouldnt say EA would require an apprenticeship .Its more about experience, a sharp suit, a smart car ,some bling and a Del Boy way of conducting business.
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    I would say ..dont listen to the siren voices of Government who are talking all sorts of baloney about STEMs and apprenticeships. If you go down that route, make sure that it is high quality structured training with a well known company..not some half arsed pushing the brush and making tea affair..
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    (Original post by Limpopo)
    I wouldnt say EA would require an apprenticeship .Its more about experience, a sharp suit, a smart car ,some bling and a Del Boy way of conducting business.
    Haha better brush up on my only fools and horses


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    I'm not certain that's what I definatley want to do do you think it would be worth emailing a local ea and asking them if I can do work experience for a couple of days


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