An individual can apply to be an apprentice while at school, however, you need to be at least 16 years old to start an apprenticeship. Undertaking an apprenticeship means starting work and earning a wage but having dedicated study time to gain qualifications by attending college or learning online. University isn’t right for everyone, and apprenticeships offer an alternative to fulltime studying.
“I would recommend young people take control of their own futures and get out there to look for their ideal apprenticeship role, if you know studying full time isn’t for you. I wanted to start work, earn a wage and complete my studies, but I gained so much more at OEG due to opportunities and career pathways available, if you work hard: the only way is up for apprentices at OEG.”
Our Apprenticeship Ambassador is employed within the Operam Education Group and have completed their apprenticeship within the last three years. They are passionate about promoting Apprenticeships to others because of their own positive experience.
The Ambassador role involves helping young people understand all their options to identify if an apprenticeship is right for them. They take a lead role in networking, presenting, and communicating in a wide range of settings such as school assemblies, career fairs and education events. Internally, the Ambassador represents the voice of apprentices, contributing to meetings and relevant decisions, as well as welcoming and supporting new apprentices into the company.
Anyone who may be interested in an apprenticeship opportunity at OEG can send us their CV or email us for an informal chat at firstname.lastname@example.org – we are always looking out for new talent!