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Apprenticeships with NowSkills sound pretty cool don’t they? So now you may be considering applying, but are worried about your current job. You’ll be glad to know that it is possible to do both, but you need to have a good think about your options and commitments.

We won’t lie to you, Apprenticeships are a lot of work and require commitment and time. If you are already employed, you need to consider whether or not your work schedule allows enough time for both the Apprenticeship and workload to be completed.

What You Must Consider When Enrolling Onto an IT Apprenticeship

 Your employer must be aware of your consideration of an Apprenticeship, and also be willing to understand that you will need the time besides work to complete the work for your Apprenticeship. You need to make sure you balance it well, as it would be a shame to waste your time and not gain the industry approved qualifications you were aiming for. This also applies for employers who take you on as an Apprentice.

During the 12 months as an Apprentice, you may need to attend training courses at either our Manchester or Liverpool centre. These classroom based learning sessions are essential for the course, and cannot be missed. Employers and assessors put a lot of time and effort into ensuring you receive the best and highest standard or training. As they commit to our Apprenticeships, it is also expected in return – therefore, you need to make the time for these! We’re not here to lecture you, but NowSkills is always here to motivate our Apprentices to reach their greatest potential – but at the end of the day, it is always down to the Apprentice to be responsible for completing all tasks.

Why Should I Do an Apprenticeship in IT?

 IT is an industry that is constantly changing and progressing. Businesses are becoming more reliant on technology daily, whether for social media, web development or upgrading software, and because we provide a variety of courses, there is definitely something that will benefit both you and your employer. Whynot check out our list of current opportunities, or contact us for a friendly. No-obligatory chat?

What NowSkills Can Offer an IT Apprentice

We have many different IT Apprenticeships, where you can achieve either a Level 3 or Level 4 qualification. Our IT Apprenticeship programmes range from Software Development Technician to Cyber Security Technologist or even Digital Marketer – exciting! These standards are approximately 15 months long, but you will receive up to £17,950 worth of training which may either be fully or partially funded by the government depending on your age and when you begin the Apprenticeship. Level 4 standards offer qualifications equivalent to university foundation level, so you can gain the same qualifications, but avoid the fees! Can it get any better? Some of our courses offer additional qualifications such as CompTia and MTA which are highly recognised within the IT industry.

If you’re worried about whether or not you will be able to complete the course, we are proud to say we have a completion rate of 92% and a TrustPilot score of 9.6/10. If you’re still unsure of whether you should come to NowSkills to arrange your IT Apprenticeship programme, why not take a look at the reviews on our TrustPilot page from previous young learners. You never know, one day you may be able to leave us a great review too!

To find out if your current job is suitable for the NowSkills IT Apprenticeship or to start your application contact us today or fill out the form to hear from a member of our team.

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