I am looking into getting an apprenticeship in IT but have no idea of what to do.
I'm 19 and have been doing a basic IT course for the past two years at college, I've got two level 3 diplomas, one in IT user skills and another in ICT professional competence.
Since I handed in my coursework (May) I've been completely lost, unsure what to do and have ignored the problem for the past four months because it was causing me a lot of stress.
Over the past four months I've occasionally looked into what apprenticeships are available and have seen nothing that seemed suitable. I haven't seen any higher IT apprenticeships only advanced.
My questions are;
Is it too late to go back to college for help? Where else could I get help?
I went to the careers advice people just before I left college and they suggested apprenticeships because University just wouldn't work for me. Could they help me anymore?
Is there any specific date for apprenticeships to come up?
I live in Bournemouth, is this just a bad area for IT apprenticeships or am I just not looking hard enough or in the wrong places?
I am completely lost so any help is greatly appreciated, if anyone could just set me in the right direction that would be very helpful.
Quick guides to apprenticeships
Since you've already spent 2 years at college, I'm going to assume you want to progress onto something higher. A simple search on Notgoingtouni yields loads of higher apprenticeships, although I'm not sure how many are within a suitable distance for you. (http://www.notgoingtouni.co.uk/appre...enticeship-228)
(check out getmyfirstjob and the governments apprenticeship search)
Don't discount advanced apprenticeships either, especially if they are with a major company as they may lead to further training and a permanent position. Even if you leave, you still have the 'reputation' of working at a major corp which is bound to make you stand out.
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