What are your next steps after completing an apprenticeship?

Written on: 14 May 2021

Written by: Baltic Apprenticeships

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An apprenticeship allows you to explore different paths as you gain work experience as well as an industry recognised qualification.

There are many options available once you have completed an apprenticeship. Whether you choose to stay on in employment, take your studies further, or seek different employment, your skills and experience are sure to be in high demand.

At Baltic Apprenticeships, 95% of our learners remain in employment after completing their programme - including many who progress onto the next level of apprenticeship training.

An apprenticeship can open many doors and create new opportunities once completed. In this blog, we'll explore the next steps in your career journey.

Turn your apprenticeship into a permanent position

Many apprentices are taken on as full-time, permanent members of staff after they have completed their apprenticeship. This is because, as part of the apprenticeship, you will learn specific duties linking to a specific job role in the business.

Apprenticeships are a great way for employers to train staff at entry level roles and bring new talent into the company.

Many apprentices stay on with the company and work their way up to higher positions. For example, starting a Level 3 Infrastructure Technician apprenticeship could one day lead to becoming IT Manager.

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Progress onto a higher level apprenticeship

Once you have completed your apprenticeship, you may have the opportunity to progress onto a higher level apprenticeship. This will give you the chance to advance your skills and gain another qualification in your chosen area of study. Higher level apprenticeships allow you to expand your existing abilities. This will also make you more valuable to your employer by bringing more skills and knowledge to the business.

At Baltic Apprenticeships, we offer the following Level 4 programmes for you to deepen your knowledge:

Branch out into further employment

While many Baltic apprentices remain with the organisation who trained them for several years, you may decide to move onto a different role or company after achieving your qualification.

Apprenticeships give you valuable experience in a working environment. You will have at least 12 months experience in a professional workplace and an industry recognised qualification. As well as technical knowledge, you will have also developed transferrable skills such as communication, teamwork, and problem solving all of which will contribute to your employability.

When looking for further employment you can visit job boards such as Total Jobs, Jobsite and Indeed. When searching for IT and tech roles, you could also look at industry specific job boards and specialist recruitment companies.

You can also visit the National Careers Service for career advice and further guidance.

Find out more: find out what other Baltic apprentices did next in our recent case studies.

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