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    I'm 17, after making a bad decision to go back to school to do my AS levels, I have decided to do an IT apprenticeship at my local recruitment agency.

    I'm starting in September and I'm meant to go to a meeting with the supplier in mid-august.

    My career goal is to be an IT Technician (Dealing with and repairing Hardware and software problems.)

    What's an IT Apprenticeship like? Do you get paid on the job? how many days would i spend in a shop working and what would i do aside from that?

    ...sorry if this is in the wrong topic
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    (Original post by IrishHibee)
    I'm 17, after making a bad decision to go back to school to do my AS levels, I have decided to do an IT apprenticeship at my local recruitment agency.

    I'm starting in September and I'm meant to go to a meeting with the supplier in mid-august.

    My career goal is to be an IT Technician (Dealing with and repairing Hardware and software problems.)

    What's an IT Apprenticeship like? Do you get paid on the job? how many days would i spend in a shop working and what would i do aside from that?

    ...sorry if this is in the wrong topic
    £3.50 an hour until you are 19 and have completed one year. It would then go up to £5.60 an hour or whatever it says in your contract. These are minimums.

    You will work, but should also get some training. The training is important and what qualification that might be which should have been detailed when you applied for the job. It might involve letting you go to college once a week to do a BTEC in something IT related. You can ask them for details of your apprenticeship now.

    Some apprenticeships are good and you get good experience plus training. Others are poor. It just depends if you have chosen wisely.
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    (Original post by IrishHibee)
    I'm 17, after making a bad decision to go back to school to do my AS levels, I have decided to do an IT apprenticeship at my local recruitment agency.

    I'm starting in September and I'm meant to go to a meeting with the supplier in mid-august.

    My career goal is to be an IT Technician (Dealing with and repairing Hardware and software problems.)

    What's an IT Apprenticeship like? Do you get paid on the job? how many days would i spend in a shop working and what would i do aside from that?

    ...sorry if this is in the wrong topic
    First of all congrats for getting the apprenticeship!

    In terms of the answers to your questions, this all depends on your employer. You will get paid and have learning, but in terms of how much and when, I would suggest you ask your employer?

    Each company will be different.
    Maybe ask during your meeting in mid-august for more details?

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by IrishHibee)
    I'm 17, after making a bad decision to go back to school to do my AS levels, I have decided to do an IT apprenticeship at my local recruitment agency.

    I'm starting in September and I'm meant to go to a meeting with the supplier in mid-august.

    My career goal is to be an IT Technician (Dealing with and repairing Hardware and software problems.)

    What's an IT Apprenticeship like? Do you get paid on the job? how many days would i spend in a shop working and what would i do aside from that?

    ...sorry if this is in the wrong topic
    Hey there,

    It's a tricky question to answer, since it varies from company to company. Personally, I found it a good way to get into employment (not my long term goal but was important nonetheless). The drawback (depending how you see it) is the pay aspect. Personally, I think getting the actual work experience is more important, but the pay aspect I don't believe is fair for young people. In addition, I did find out that I was during someone else's job for them in many regards when they did leave (they were on managers pay), so be careful not to have someone take advantage of you. However, in the spirit of positivity I will say that it is probably the best way to get a job. Both you and a company get a feel for each other and at a much lower risk and cost to the company, making them more likely to hire you if you do well. I hope this helps.

    Regards.
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    (Original post by IrishHibee)
    I'm 17, after making a bad decision to go back to school to do my AS levels, I have decided to do an IT apprenticeship at my local recruitment agency.

    I'm starting in September and I'm meant to go to a meeting with the supplier in mid-august.

    My career goal is to be an IT Technician (Dealing with and repairing Hardware and software problems.)

    What's an IT Apprenticeship like? Do you get paid on the job? how many days would i spend in a shop working and what would i do aside from that?

    ...sorry if this is in the wrong topic
    I'll let you know what my apprenticeship was like to give you an idea, I worked at a children's hospital as an assistant. I would work Monday - Friday 9-5. I was paid that national apprenticeship wage for my age range at the time which was a shocking £2.73. I spent Thursdays in the onsite college and the rest of the time at work. Obviously there will be some differences in IT but I would say from personal experience, apprenticeships are really helpful to give you a leg up in the industry you are going for, however I would not suggest doing one just for the money because the money is s**t. No two ways about it.
 
 
 
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