We have very strong relationships with a wide variety of businesses in South Wales, many of whom only take apprentices from our college.
Employers value apprenticeships for their practical nature and real-life work experience opportunities. More organisations than ever before are offering apprenticeship schemes as employers come to view this method of training as a viable alternative to a university degree.
The young person could work towards an apprenticeship and then go to university or similarly get a degree and then do an apprenticeship. However, if you pick the latter course of action, the same apprenticeship funding might not be available.
With regards to cost, if aged under 25, the government and employer fund the training so the young person doesn’t have to pay a penny. In comparison, studying for a degree can cost £9,000 per year in tuition fees, plus additional living expenses.