10 Reasons to Become an Apprentice at Stonehill Engineering

Become an Engineering Apprentice – Stonehill Engineering’s Future

Stonehill Engineering presently has 12 apprentices across the company studying skills such as Engineering, IT, Business Administration.

As a result, the business has enjoyed a great amount of success and can easily demonstrate what an important part of our future our apprentices are and will become.

1. Earn while you learn

Apprenticeships at Stonehill Engineering offer a great opportunity by which you can earn a fair income, (above the National Minimum Wage Apprenticeship Rate) whilst undergoing training and developing new skills.

2. Range of choice

There is a wide range of apprenticeship courses on offer and this is continuing to expand. Apprenticeships come in 3 levels these are: intermediate level, advanced level and higher apprenticeships.

3. What Apprenticeships can we offer you?

At Stonehill Engineering, we currently offer apprenticeships in Engineering, IT and Business Administration.

4. The level of support available

Apprenticeship scheme providers pride themselves in offering a high level of support and guidance, as does Stonehill Engineering. Making sure that an individual’s needs and requirements are met and with the additional offer of support in potential difficult times.

5. Practical Experience

Apprenticeships allow you to work in real world environments giving the option to gain the essential experience needed. Training received from apprenticeships typically takes place on the job, therefore you are learning in the same environment as you are working.

6. Start your career

Many young individuals are unfortunate enough to find themselves stuck in a catch 22, in regards that they lack the experience to get a job but can’t get a job to attain the necessary experience. Fortunately, apprenticeship schemes offer a foot in the door opportunity to allow those with lacking experience to start their professional career in their desired direction.

7.Enhance your skill set

An apprenticeship gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and develop existing ones. Working whilst you learn means you have the background and knowledge to get ahead of other applicants when starting your career.

8. Apprenticeship or University?

There is great debate in regards what is better, apprenticeships or attending University. There is a simple answer, neither…. You should invest in the one which is more suited to your needs and take it from there. If you don’t want to attend University, then apprenticeships are a great option. They allow you to start training in a real working environment gaining experience and skills which can later lead to a career and potentially full-time job upon completion.

9. Anyone can be an Apprentice

Don’t be misinformed, apprenticeship schemes are not just for those of a young age, in fact anyone over the age of 16 and not in full time education can undergo an apprenticeship.

10. We are recruiting!

Here at Stonehill Engineering, we are always looking to welcome apprentices into the company. We take pleasure in seeing an apprentice grow during their time with us and some even become full time employees. Send us your CV if you are interested in a career with us!