So it seems like an apprenticeship is the right route for you - great news. That's our speciality! Maybe you're more of a practical learner; maybe you already have a clear idea of the career path you want to take and you just want to get started; or maybe it's really important to you to start earning right away. Whatever your motivations, an apprenticeship can be a great way to combine studying for a recognised qualification with real world working experience. Sold? Here's what an apprenticeship actually involves:

1./ What exactly is an apprenticeship?

It's a full-time job, so you can get stuck straight into the world of work, gaining experience and earning a salary from day one. But you'll spend 20% of your working week in off-the-job training, working towards your qualification, developing your professional skills and broadening your horizons to help you figure out exactly what kind of career you want to shape for yourself after you finish the programme.

2./ How long does an apprenticeship last?

Apprenticeships typically last 12-18 months, depending on the level of the qualification you're undertaking.

3./ What can I do an apprenticeship in?

There are 300 different government standards for apprenticeship qualifications in all kinds of sectors imaginable, and that number is only growing. At WhiteHat, we specialise in apprenticeships in professional services - careers such as digital marketing, accounting, business administration, software engineering. We want to open up traditionally closed industries to applicants from diverse backgrounds.

4./ What kinds of companies can I do an apprenticeship at?

We're working with some of the world's biggest tech companies, like Google and Facebook; top law firms like Mishcon de Reya; media companies like Warner Bros.; fashion houses like Burberry; and cool startups like Tandem Bank. There's an office environment to suit every kind of person.

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