Choosing where to specialise

So you’ve already started looking into apprenticeships and traineeships, and you have an idea of where they can take you, great! You’re off to a good start. If you are still interested, now comes the fun part – choosing where you will specialise!

Align with your interests

The first step to choosing an apprenticeship that’s right for you is to understand your interests.

What excites you, motivates you and makes you leap out of bed in the morning? This is where you should start. It’s the things which excite you the most which act as the guide toward the field you will most enjoy working in.

Consider your skills

As part of an apprenticeship or traineeship, you will learn lots of new hard and soft skills – there will be technical skills which grow as you have time on the job, and other skills which come as a result of working life. Before you choose where to specialize, consider the skills that you already have – if you are a natural at building things, it makes sense to pursue a career in construction. Likewise, if you think you’re a pro at something special, this will be your best indication to pursue it as a career.

Learn from our consultants

As each step brings you closer to finding your ideal apprenticeship, its time to start looking at the industry as a whole.

There’s a lot to take into account, and our employment specialists can provide you information on the general outlook of the industry, whether there is demand, whether there are certain essential skills that are required and whether there are jobs available. Once you’re satisfied that the industry looks promising it’s time to get ready!

Up, up and away!

If you’re set on the apprenticeship or traineeship you’d like to pursue, that’s fantastic! The next step is to register your interest and our team can get you started! !

To learn more, take a look at our guide on getting started in your apprenticeship or traineeship.

Register here to get started!


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