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.