Ok, so we’ve looked at the pros and cons, hopefully thats helped make your mind up a little bit further. However, you may still be thinking that as an apprentice you’re not really ‘part of the team’, that you’re just there for your course and nothing more. Well, I’d say that really, those thoughts are not to be worried about. From my experience, and what others have told me, staff often take you in as a new member and try and get you up to speed with your job and company information. Also if theres a company night out, apprentices are often some of the first to be asked along, to make sure they feel included and because younger people can make a formal works night out feel a bit more humourus.
So, to conclude, as an apprentice, you wont feel left out or like an accessory. For nights out with your colleagues, expect something different than you might be used to as a young person, but still, expect good fun and company-paid bar tabs…
Until next time!