Benefits for Apprentices

Embarking upon an apprenticeship is an increasingly popular choice.  Apprenticeships are not just for those leaving full time education and seeking a route into employment.  They can also be a good route for individuals looking to change career.

Competition for apprenticeship places can be tough, but securing a place can lay the foundations for a successful career in an industry.

Benefits of participating in an apprenticeship scheme include:

  • Gain a recognised industry qualification and valuable industry experience
  • Develop professional work based skills alongside more formal study
  • Mix learning theory with practical work based experience
  • Ongoing support and guidance from your employer to enable you to get the most from your apprenticeship
  • Earn while you learn, with training costs being covered by a grant/your employer
  • Become part of a professional team and make new connections
  • Learn from experienced colleagues to further broaden your knowledge and skills
  • Build confidence through new knowledge, skills and learning a trade
  • Enhance job prospects and earning potential

The PCA can support you with professional development training within the preservation industry, appropriate to all stages of your career.


Qualities of a successful apprentice

  • Commitment – to completing the apprenticeship scheme and contributing positively to the company that is employing them
  • Awareness – of their responsibility to apply their learning to get the most out of their apprenticeship for themselves and their employer
  • You must ensure that your apprentice has access to support and guidance throughout the course of the apprenticeship
  • Team player – being able to work effectively as part of a team, working with colleagues to both learn and share new knowledge
  • Confidence – to apply their new skills and to work on their own initiative if a situation requires
Apprenticeship Start Dates 2018