Apple Watch vs QA Apprenticeships – Which is Best?Posted: 8th of October 2014 by
Apple Watch vs QA Apprenticeships
So we’ve all heard the news about Apple joining the “smart watch” market with their new Apple Watch. The internet is close to bursting from excitement, with bloggers already comparing the watch to close competitors already out there. But the question that’sreally on everyone’s lips is – how does it compare to QA Apprenticeships, award-winning provider of IT apprenticeships?
Well we’re glad you asked, internet user!
Here’s our handy breakdown to help answer those itching questions…
Okay, so the Apple Watch may have the upper hand when it comes to wearability due to it being an actual physical product, unlike our IT apprenticeships. However, what a QA Apprenticeship does give you is professional Microsoft certified qualifications that you can “wear” on your CV for the rest of your life.
And we think that counts.
Well there’s definitely no contest with this one.
Sorry, Apple Watch, but you’re just not cut out for giving your wearers exceptional employment rates. 94% of QA Apprentices, on the other hand, go on to full time jobs – which is even more than Oxford grads with First class degrees! So if you’re looking for a tech career, QA Apprenticeships is the way to go.
The Apple Watch looks lovely and has six different watch straps to make your brand new Apple product unique and individual.
Similarly, QA Apprenticeships offers 6 core Advanced apprenticeship programmes, and an additional 3 types of Higher apprenticeship as well: IT Systems & Networking,Software & Web Development, Digital Marketing, Project Management, Business, andProfessional Sales.
Each of these programmes is designed specifically to the job that you have as a QA Apprentice, to make sure you’re only learning what’s absolutely relevant to you and giving you the best possible start to your tech career!
This is the big question. Yes, they both seem lovely and all – but how much is it going to set me back?
Well, the Apple Watch will burn a $349 hole in your pocket (approx. £217) which I think we can all agree is a hefty sum, even if it is the peak of technology. On the other hand, choosing to do IT apprenticeships with QA will cost you a grand total of…
In your first week of a QA Apprenticeship you could earn enough to buy yourself an Apple Watch! (but obviously we recommend that you prioritise keeping yourself well fed and healthy – you can certainly at least start saving.)
So which is best?
Let’s be honest, they’re both great.
But if you’re looking for a tech career with the best UK employers, if you’re looking to earn £250 per week, if you’re looking for world-class Microsoft certified training at no cost to you, and if you’re looking for exceptional employment opportunities, then a QA Apprenticeship is the way to go.
At the end of the day, you can always save enough to buy yourself an Apple Watch as well.
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