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5 Perks Of An Apprenticeship In Transport

Looking to make your first foray into the world of work? Maybe you’re considering a move to university, but aren’t sure what to study? You wouldn’t be blamed for being unsure of what to do with regards to your future – there are so many options out there, each with their own pros and cons lists!


For those considering a career in the logistics industry, here are 5 reasons to choose an apprenticeship in transport. With a bit of luck, you’ll be knocking on our door soon!


5 Perks Of An Apprenticeship In Transport


  1. An alternative to university


University is not for everyone, but sadly it is often touted as the be all and end all when it comes to the next step young people should take after finishing their studying. While there are many valid reasons for choosing to pursue a degree, there are other options available to you – and many reasons why you might not feel like studying for another 3 years, minimum!


From the large fees to the heavy workloads, university isn’t an attractive option for some people. Fortunately, apprenticeships don’t require any fees – in fact, you are paid while you learn! It’s a great way of starting to earn money whilst bypassing the loans that a degree would cost you, while giving you a head start in the work force.


  1. An (almost) guaranteed job


Provided you’re reliable, keen to learn, and work well with others, there’s little chance you won’t be guaranteed a job after an apprenticeship in transport. That’s not just due to the current drivers shortage in the UK! HGV drivers will always be needed, so you’re unlikely to have to struggle through the hiring process.


There’s also the likelihood that you’ll be hired by the company that’s going to provide your apprenticeship. While this isn’t always a guarantee, it’s the perfect chance to prove yourself!


  1. Transferable skills


Further education might provide someone with a qualification, but it doesn’t necessarily provide them with the transferable skills needed in the world of employment – so-called ‘soft skills.’ From working in a team, to dealing with customers and clients, there are some things that simply can’t be replicated in a classroom.


You’ll be able to take the skills learned in a transport apprenticeship forth throughout your entire working life, making connections with others and developing your personal abilities. It’s a win-win!


  1. Buy yourself some time


You might be truly stuck as to what to do with your career, but the beauty of apprenticeships is that it provides you with thinking time. If you don’t like the one you’ve chosen to do, then there’s no need to panic! You can always change your mind.


There are many different options out there for you, from practical work to less traditional avenues. You can do an apprenticeship in almost anything nowadays, so even if you opt out of your original plan, there’s nothing lost but a bit of time. You may end up finding that you want to go to university after all – which many people do after spending some time in the work force. Apprenticeships are still an important stepping stone to getting you where you need to go.


  1. A great career path ahead of you


Finally, you’d be equipping yourself with a great career path. We might be a little biased, but we think that working in logistics is a fulfilling career that provides you with camaraderie, job satisfaction and great security! Why not give it a go and see if it’s for you?


Plus, it’s a great option for younger people too. Just take this story for example, of 19 year old Jack who loves his career in transport.


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