An apprenticeship could be the best decision you make

Are you thinking about a change of career? Or a move to a job that requires different skills and abilities?

An apprenticeship could make a big difference.

Daryl Burns, 25, started as an apprentice in Highway Maintenance last year and hasn’t looked back.

Daryl said: “The apprenticeship offered me a worthwhile career with good future prospects. As well as learning on the job, I am studying for a NVQ level 3.

“Working for Dorset Highways, I get involved in traffic signage and management.

“I will shortly be taking my HGV and digger licence as well, so I’ll learn skills, such as winter gritting, road maintenance and repair.

Applying for an apprenticeship was one of the best decisions I ever made.”

Cllr Andrew Parry, Dorset County Council cabinet member for economic growth, education, learning and skills, said: “Whether you are a school leaver, wanting to re-train or change your career, apprenticeships offer great opportunities. They allow you to earn a wage and also gain a nationally-recognised qualification, up to postgraduate degree.”