Looking for career progression? An apprenticeship could be the solution…

There’s been a marked shift in opinion amongst employers in recent years in terms of the value placed on apprenticeships. In fact, apprenticeships are fast becoming acknowledged and recognised as one of the most effective pathways to career success. This is one of the reasons the number of apprenticeship schemes continues to rise.

Apprenticeships aren’t just for school-leavers – they really are for anyone, at any stage of their career, whether you’re already in a job, or just starting out. An apprenticeship is a great way to learn new skills and gain a professional qualification, whilst you work and earning a wage. It’s the best of both worlds.

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Develop and build your career

A successful career means something different to everyone. For many, a successful career combines financial stability with their passions or something they enjoy. It’s important that there is a good balance between these two factors to achieve happiness. We are fortunate that in today’s world there are many different approaches to developing a career.

With an apprenticeship, you can learn and progress your career at the same time. If your job role is evolving, and you need to retrain, an apprenticeship allows you to work whilst you study towards a nationally recognised qualification.

However, apprenticeships aren’t just about getting a qualification, they’re about developing essential skills that are necessary for getting ahead in your career. An apprenticeship shows that you have commitment and dedication to your profession and that you want to move forward.

9 out of 10 apprentices are satisfied with their apprenticeship overall, and 97% of apprentices say their ability to do the job has improved.

Why you should progress your career with an apprenticeship


of apprentices are satisfied with their apprenticeship overall


of apprentices say their ability to do the job has improved


of apprentices say that the apprenticeship improved job satisfaction

Common misconceptions

Forget what you’ve heard – apprenticeships really are for anyone, no matter what role or stage of your career. If you want to learn something new, whilst working and getting real-life experience, then an apprenticeship might be the right option for you. Apprenticeships open up a variety of doors and can take you all the way to the top of your chosen career.

Apprenticeships are:

  • For anyone of any age
  • Available across a wide range of sectors
  • Available from entry-level to Masters degree level, so you can complete an apprenticeship at any stage of your career
  • Ideal for developing skills in-line with your career aspirations
  • Tailored for you and your learning, no matter what your skill level
  • Fantastic for adding value to the organisation you work for
  • Not an internship, interns are short-term, non-permanent employees whilst apprentices are long-term paid employee with the same benefits as other employees in the business
  • Fantastic for building your confidence and helping you progress

Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance (CIAG)

CIAG is the provision of advice and guidance, to assist you in making appropriate career decisions and choices, which are informed and well thought through. Our CIAG advice and support will allow you to clearly see and understand every step of your apprenticeship journey, including what support you’ll receive during your apprenticeship and the career choices and options once you have completed.

We will provide you with dedicated one-to-one conversations with your Personal Tutor who is an industry expert in your chosen field and can help guide you with your career choices.  91% of our learners say that the CIAG provided by Paragon Skills has helped them to understand the different career paths to achieve their goals and 90% say that they have been able to discover their goals and ambitions.

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How can I get started?

If you’d like to do an apprenticeship, you’ll need to talk to your employer to see how they might be able to support you. Your employer might already have an apprenticeship scheme in place. Speak to your manager to confirm whether your employer is currently offering apprenticeship schemes and ask them to get in touch with us.

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