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How to choose the right automotive apprenticeship for you.

Choosing the right automotive apprenticeship can be a daunting task, but with the right information and guidance, you can make an informed decision that will set you on the path to a successful career in the automotive industry. 

Here are some key factors to consider when choosing an automotive apprenticeship:

  1. Determine your interests and career goals: Before choosing an apprenticeship, it is important to have a clear understanding of your interests and career goals. S&B Automotive Academy offers a range of apprenticeships in various disciplines, including Heavy Vehicle, Bus and Coach, Light Vehicle, Parts, Body Repair, Paint, and Vehicle Damage Repair
     By identifying your interests and career goals, you can narrow down your options and choose an apprenticeship that aligns with your aspirations.

  2. Research the different apprenticeships: Once you have identified your interests and career goals, it is important to research the different apprenticeships available. S&B Automotive Academy offers apprenticeships with durations ranging from 2 to 3 years
     Each apprenticeship has specific requirements and qualifications, and some may have prerequisites or prior experience needed for successful completion
     It is important to review the details of each apprenticeship to determine which one is the best fit for you.

  3. Consider the training and learning methods: S&B Automotive Academy provides block release training throughout the duration of the apprenticeship at their purpose-built academy. It is important to consider the training and learning methods used in the apprenticeship programme to ensure that they align with your learning style and preferences. Additionally, apprentices are supported by workplace mentors who help develop their knowledge, skills, and behaviors.

  4. Look into employment opportunities: S&B Automotive Academy supports apprentices in finding employment for their apprenticeship, and the majority of apprentices are offered permanent positions in the companies where they complete their apprenticeship. It is important to consider the employment opportunities available after completing the apprenticeship program to ensure that it aligns with your career goals.

  5. Seek guidance and advice: Choosing the right automotive apprenticeship can be a challenging task, and it is important to seek guidance and advice from professionals in the industry. S&B Automotive Academy has an expert team of tutors who can provide guidance and support throughout the apprenticeship program 
     Additionally, the academy offers opportunities for specialization or concentration within the apprenticeships

In conclusion, choosing the right automotive apprenticeship requires careful consideration of your interests, career goals, and the details of each apprenticeship program. By researching the different apprenticeships, considering the training and learning methods, looking into employment opportunities, and seeking guidance and advice, you can make an informed decision that will set you on the path to a successful career in the automotive industry.

 To find out more about how you can kickstart your career, talk to our team today about apprenticeship opportunities.

S&B Automotive Academy
Unit A Princess Street, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4AG. 8.00am-4.30pm.

T: 0117 953 3001

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