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    After completing my a-levels is doing a level 2 apprenticeship something I shouldn't be looking at. it seems a big step down
    any stories of people doing apprenticeships after a-levels would be nice to read. thanks
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    (Original post by angrypoliceman)
    After completing my a-levels is doing a level 2 apprenticeship something I shouldn't be looking at. it seems a big step down
    any stories of people doing apprenticeships after a-levels would be nice to read. thanks
    I just finished my 2 year apprenticeship as an IT analyst at south west water. And now I have a permanent contract with the company

    The worst part of it was college work to do whilst I was working there as i found it wasnt relevant and didnt teach mr anything but thats the only bad thing.

    Ive learnt way more in 2 years than the rest of school and even though i did developer work, service desk, project management, networking, security etc...i also managed to learn alot of people skills and just how a real world big company works. A bonus was also getting free training courses of whatever i liked as i got perm company benefits.

    And luckily because south west water is very bespoke as a water company and me being there for 2 years and knowing the company it was a easy pick for them to keep me.

    I not only assisted teams but also ran my own projects and produced some of my own work and applications that the company can use which is great for my cv.

    I would be careful of pay when looking at some apprenticeships, my friend went to the nhs and only got like £400 a month which right now id find hard to live by whereas my first year was £800 a month and second year qas £1050 a month (all including tax)

    For me, im very happy with choosing it over uni but ive heard bad experiences too but i think it really depends on the company and the type of job.

    If you need more specifics or have any questions just give me a pm

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    (Original post by Kraggor)
    I just finished my 2 year apprenticeship as an IT analyst at south west water. And now I have a permanent contract with the company

    The worst part of it was college work to do whilst I was working there as i found it wasnt relevant and didnt teach mr anything but thats the only bad thing.

    Ive learnt way more in 2 years than the rest of school and even though i did developer work, service desk, project management, networking, security etc...i also managed to learn alot of people skills and just how a real world big company works. A bonus was also getting free training courses of whatever i liked as i got perm company benefits.

    And luckily because south west water is very bespoke as a water company and me being there for 2 years and knowing the company it was a easy pick for them to keep me.

    I not only assisted teams but also ran my own projects and produced some of my own work and applications that the company can use which is great for my cv.

    I would be careful of pay when looking at some apprenticeships, my friend went to the nhs and only got like £400 a month which right now id find hard to live by whereas my first year was £800 a month and second year qas £1050 a month (all including tax)

    For me, im very happy with choosing it over uni but ive heard bad experiences too but i think it really depends on the company and the type of job.

    If you need more specifics or have any questions just give me a pm

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    thanks dude, that was a level 2 apprenticeship?
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    (Original post by angrypoliceman)
    thanks dude, that was a level 2 apprenticeship?
    Yeah, I believe it was a level 2 advanced apprenticeship and I could have gone on to do a higher uni based one but earning money is more on my list plus expanding my skills and experiences
 
 
 
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