The rise in apprenticeships: why are they so appealing?With the recent increase in university fees, it’s unsurprising that many professionals are choosing to take a different path into employment. As a result, the popularity of apprenticeships is on the rise, with many opting to learn while they work.Whether you’re a recent school leaver, or you’re looking to change career paths, an apprenticeship could be the gateway to your perfect role. Below we outline seven reasons why these schemes are so appealing.1.
The UK Graduate Careers Survey 2018, produced by High Fliers Research, is the largest annual survey of final year students at the UK’s leading universities.
In the report, actuarial work has risen by 9.1% compared to the same time last year. It is within the top three professions which has had an influx of applications from ‘transport and logistics’ and ‘technology’.
“You don’t want to be an actuary” my friend (mis)informed me rather unhelpfully, after I’d decided I probably wanted to be an actuary. I’m still unsure what people make of the profession; some people say actuaries are dull, some seem impressed when they learn you’re an actuary, quite a few seem to think you’re loaded, and many aren’t really sure what you do.
“Actuary... that’s to do with dead people?”
“You’re thinking of a mortuary - I think that’s a room.”
“Ah yes. What do you do?”
Are you someone who is really interested in Math? Did someone recommend you pursue actuarial science because you love numbers? Does actuarial science sound like a good fit for your Math qualifications?
Let’s start with the most commonly asked question in this industry: What is actuarial science?
I am sure you’ll be able to find the answer to that question from Google so let me give you my personal answer to this question.
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What did you study at College?
At Sixth Form College I studied Product Design, Business Economics and English Media – not a typical Engineer’s A levels!
What is it about Engineering that interests you?
Engineering is a very broad term, but for me it has to be the problem solving and finding ways around a particular constraint. As well as the satisfaction of producing a quality design, getting recognition for it, and then watching it take shape on site.
Why did you choose to join Hoare Lea?
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In spite of what many people will tell you, the truth is that you don’t always need to go to university to land a good job. Whilst there are many great jobs that of course can be accessed by going to university, there are also a great number of well-paid and rewarding jobs that don’t require a degree and that won’t require you to rack up a debt of in excess of £40,000 (the average debt a university student now leaves with) to get there.