Is an apprenticeship equal to work experience?
Apprenticeship also enables practitioners to gain a license to practice in a regulated profession. Would you consider this equal to work experience?
It depends on the apprenticeship, If you learn a lot and are given responsibilities as if it were a "job," then yes, that experience is valid and can help create expertise and skills.
It is more than work experience because you gain an actual qualification/certification "if you complete it" that you know how to do a particular trade.
This could depend on the industry or work environment . If its formal apprenticeship its can be equal to work experience since the apprentice gets to learn from an experienced employee. Most small business in developing economies use the apprenticeship model and it works well in giving the apprentice work experience.
I feel that a good apprenticeship goes beyond just being experience, it is a personal relationship that communicates the precision and business beliefs (YOU).
I do not think so, since apprenticeship is a learning face from the basic.
I would say yes if they intern 15 or more hours a week. Less time commitment is just a hobby to me. Both of my internships in college were over 15 hours a week.
Yes, I would consider an Apprenticeship equal to work experience but on a larger and longer term, which normally results in a qualification at the end of it. Work experience is generally a few weeks in length and doesn't normally result in any form of qualification however it may result in some new skills.
Degree Apprenticeships are certainly not entry level jobs. Its not all about the individual, its also very much about the employer. The employer has to support and train the apprentice as well as the apprentice wanting to learn. Now The Employer Levy comes into play April 2017 it will force employers to take Apprenticeships seriously and not just treat them as "work experience".
An apprenticeship should follow a recognised structure that mixes formal training and on the job experience that leads to a recognised qualification/professional standing.....and you get paid for it. There is usually some form of accreditation for an apprentice scheme.
Work experience is a far looser arrangement that rarely leads to any recognised qualification/professional standing and contains little or no formal training.
Each has its place, but they are not equivalent.
Hello, The only benefit is that when you go for a job you look like you identify and have done some work.
Yes, many individuals who began that way went on to have great careers.
Regardless of paid or unpaid, working at a company IS experience that can be claimed on a CV or resume. In the trades, many of them have a step program from
For your organization as a career center and from the position of workforce development, YES! I coach people in transition often and both volunteer work and apprenticeships are work and belong on your resume. In the trades an apprenticeship is a requirement, in the professional world its training (but it doesn't go on your resume that way).
What you are paid and the idea it is temporary (like an apprenticeship or intern) does not diminish the experience you earn while there. Hope I am answering in the way the question was intended.
Yes an apprenticeship is definitely equal to work experience in the UK, and I think I would argue that it's actually better! It really does depend on the job role and company, but some of the apprentices I have worked with have been able to take on roles that no one else has been doing in businesses, simply because of resources and time.
For example, in a small business there may be no marketing team, but an apprentice is brought in to support marketing activity and to study their marketing diploma whilst sitting under another team such as Sales or Business Development. Almost instantly, the apprentice becomes "the marketing team" and can take on a lot of extra responsibility very quickly, in fact more than a junior marketing exec would in a standard job role in an already established marketing team. Of course in order to flourish in this type of scenario, the apprentice needs lots of support and encouragement from a line manager to settle into the business, and autonomy to try new things.
Yes of course its equal to experience , But using the word apprenticeship is usually used to reflect certain work which means all the work learnt by doing the work not by studying then gaining the work experience .
Apprenticeship does = work experience but the extent is determined by the trainee rather than the employer.
A smart trainee will quickly recognize that an apprenticeship offers 2 learning opportunities: what the employer wants you to learn and what you want to learn.
If you can set meaningful goals for what you want to learn, watch the speed with which you progress in the business and by extension in life.
It works! How do I know?
Even though I've been training and coaching for a while, I still decide what I NEED to learn and what I WANT to learn in every learning situation.
Hope this helps...
Yes it absolutely is equal. No one can take away your work experience and I encourage you to list that experience as obtained through apprenticeship and or volunteering. List it on your profile pages and resume. Obtain a letter of recommendation and be very proud of your aquired skill set. I am living proof that everything you do matters and counts.
Apprenticeships absolutely provide work experience, but, in my opinion, only at a one-to-one ratio to any regular work experience. In other words, six months of apprenticeship would equal six months of work experience. Although I would expect there to be more informational instruction being given in an apprenticeship, it is the hands-on experience that truly provides the practical engagement necessary for the improvement of skill-level. You can tell me the theory of a certain kind of meeting or communication technique and I can intellectualize about it and even understand how to do it, but I won't gain the experiential knowledge of it until I try it for myself.