Once considered the learning ground for ‘traditional’ careers such as building, banking or retail, apprenticeships have had a meteoric rise in popularity. In 2023, companies across all sectors have continued opening their doors to apprentices as learning on the job, coupled with a nationally recognised qualification, is an increasingly appealing choice for school leavers.
Last year over 740,000 people in the UK began an apprenticeship scheme. With practical know-how, a taster for different roles within a company and a solid foundation to build a future upon, it’s easy to see why this route has grown in popularity and is now seen as an optimal way to get a leg up the proverbial career ladder.
Over recent years, WSA has supported a number of apprentices with their career choice by offering on the job learning with a day at college. As it is National Apprenticeship week, who better to give insight into what makes a good apprenticeship, than our very own superstars Joshua Brooks and Helena Thannhauser. Both are undertaking media apprenticeships with WSA and are gaining hands-on skills in all areas of our integrated communications agency including Advertising, Digital Marketing, Account Management and PR.
Since filming, Helena has been awarded a distinction in her Apprenticeship course (Business Administration Level 3) completed in conjunction with Milton Keynes College. A huge congratulations from all of us at WSA!