About Ben Clarke
Why did you decide to become an apprentice?
It seemed the best option, to be earning a salary and gaining a recognised qualification at the end. After completing, it gave me various opportunities depending on which direction I chose to go.
How did you find out about apprenticeships?
It was my Dad that encouraged me to consider an apprenticeship.
What was the apprenticeship application / recruitment process like?
I applied to local employers with apprenticeship vacancies and followed through the employer I wished to work for.
What is the best thing about being an apprentice?
Earning a salary, gaining a recognised qualification, meeting like minded people and accumulating a variety of important life skills.
What would you advise someone considering an apprenticeship?
Go for it - it's an excellent career option! It's the perfect balance of academic study and practical experience, and in addition lots of life skills. After competing an apprenticeship, you have qualifications, work experience and great employability.
Sector / Industry
Bournemouth and Poole College