When aspiring youngsters leave high school to embark on a journey they hope will lead to career success and financial stability they very often see university as the only option. The purely academic route is seen as the smart option and a way to lift them above the competition.
In reality, and in contrast to previous generations, university degrees have now become a common achievement amongst young people making it harder for them to stand out. Additionally, graduates are now leaving university with bigger debts than ever before and often come to find that prospective employers are looking for candidates with experience.
Starting out with a Mercedes‑Benz Apprenticeship will give your child the independence of earning a working wage from a young age and stepping into a fully functional workplace to gain genuine practical experience. Alongside this, your child will be provided with education in the core Maths, English and ICT competencies and given periodical training at the state-of-the-art Mercedes‑Benz Apprentice Academy in Milton Keynes.
For an apprentice, the financial benefits are considerable and can even outweigh those of their graduate counterparts, a suggestion backed up by data from the Office for National Statistics.
However, even by choosing an apprenticeship with Mercedes‑Benz the door is not closed to university or further education.
Upon successful graduation your child will receive certificates for a Level 3 Apprenticeship, a qualification in High Voltage Awareness and an F-Gas Handling licence. Apprenticeships can lead on to further education opportunities if desired.
Of course, as an apprenticeship-providing establishment you will understand why we want to promote the benefits but don't just take our word for it. In the most recent inspection Ofsted marked the Mercedes‑Benz Apprentice Academy as 'Outstanding' in the field of 'Outcomes for Learners', and as the following articles will show there are many more out there, including apprenticeship graduates themselves, wanting to speak up about this exciting career route.