TallyBridget19
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Are apprenticeships just cheap labour or are they worth it? I have been offered one but after a trial there I am disappointed as I thought it would be more training rather than just making tea and coffee for everyone
I was looking at Subway sandwich artist apprenticeship which just seems like a scam you do the same job as any other employee but on £4.15 an hour, same with Superdrug retail sales advisor
Is it worth doing an apprenticeship
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some apprenticeships are worth it usually ones for a certain career path
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(Original post by TallyBridget19)
Are apprenticeships just cheap labour or are they worth it? I have been offered one but after a trial there I am disappointed as I thought it would be more training rather than just making tea and coffee for everyone
I was looking at Subway sandwich artist apprenticeship which just seems like a scam you do the same job as any other employee but on £4.15 an hour, same with Superdrug retail sales advisor
Is it worth doing an apprenticeship
I think it depends on the company and sector. You could look into the structure of training and qualifications you will receive to understand if they are keen on your development or if it will be less beneficial for you.

What sort of thing are you hoping for from an apprenticeship (future prospects, good wage, lots of training and quals etc.)?
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(Original post by TallyBridget19)
Are apprenticeships just cheap labour or are they worth it? I have been offered one but after a trial there I am disappointed as I thought it would be more training rather than just making tea and coffee for everyone
I was looking at Subway sandwich artist apprenticeship which just seems like a scam you do the same job as any other employee but on £4.15 an hour, same with Superdrug retail sales advisor
Is it worth doing an apprenticeship
IMO, the apprenticeships that are worth their salt are those that allow people to get their foot in the door of specialised industries that may otherwise be difficult to access if you don't have the right know-how or connections.

They should train you for skilled roles.

This can include skilled trades such as electrics or plumbing, STEM routes such as engineering, technical roles in the creative industries and so on.

If it's an apprenticeship for a role just about anyone can do, I would be inclined to say it's not worthwhile.

Sandwich artist, supermarket shelf stacker etc.

Not that there's anything wrong with those types of jobs, but you don't really need to be qualified to do them, and it's a waste of taxpayer funds.

Those companies are essentially getting the government to partly subsidise slave labour.

It's really a question of what your prospects will be like upon successful completion of an apprenticeship.
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