GCSE results day is one of the biggest events in a young person’s life.
Eagerly anticipated by some and nervously anticipated by others, everybody will be hoping for a good result.
In many cases, GCSE results will lead on to A-level courses, with the expectation of university to follow.
However, things are changing and the educational options for 16-year olds are now wider and more accessible than ever.
Find success with a Perrys apprenticeship
Apprenticeships are one of the options that are becoming more and more popular year-on-year, and Perrys Motors run a special apprenticeship scheme for school-leavers interested in getting a vocational leg-up in the industry.
An apprenticeship can give prospective applicants the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification while gaining valuable workplaces skills and experience.
For many, this can be the perfect option for someone looking for a fast-track route straight into an industry.
As prestigious as university places can seem, more and more graduates are finding themselves without jobs after leaving, as workplaces become saturated with increasing numbers of them.
An apprenticeship will allow school-leavers to skip this altogether, to get right into the heart of the action and make a living.
Anybody living in the UK who is over 16 years of age and not in full-time education can apply for an apprenticeship. Here are just some of the many reasons to consider a place with Perrys:
Earn while you learn
Not only will you learn, you’ll get paid to do it! By British law, all apprentices must receive appropriate payment for their work; apprenticeships are essentially vocational jobs that result in qualifications.
This can provide a tempting opportunity for those looking to earn some money, and also means that you can skip the traditional student life of living on Supernoodles…
You get a real job
All apprentices must work for at least 30 hours a week except in certain circumstances, meaning that you can skip the job queues and get stuck straight into the workplace from school.
Some of the jobs that are in offer with Perrys include sales work, servicing, accident repair, administration and office work, plus management and much more.
Each apprentice, in addition to their wage, will receive tailored training while doing their job, giving vital workplace experience.
A real qualification
Quality is key with Perrys apprenticeships. Each must be at least a year long and will result in an officially recognised national qualification that will be respected by employers around the world.
A bright future
According to government data, 85 per cent of all apprentices will stay in employment following their apprenticeship, with two-thirds staying with the same employer.
A third of apprentices receive a promotion within a year of finishing, and of those, three quarters have reported taking on more responsibility in their job.
What’s more, data also shows that employers value qualified apprentices and regard them as 15 per cent more employable than those with other qualifications, including degrees.
So why should you choose to take an apprenticeship with Perrys?
Well, in addition to all of the above, our focus has always been about the people and less about the paperwork. Each apprentice will be a valued member of the team and not just another number in the statistics like so many students.
We offer excellent salary and performance-related bonuses, meaning that if you work hard you’ll be rewarded well. We’ll also offer family discount on cars in addition to a comprehensive pension scheme.
Perrys is also one of the largest car dealers in the UK, with 40 dealerships nationwide, meaning that there’ll likely be a place to work near you, reducing your travel time and the need for the big move that university can often bring.
Our size also means that there’s enormous scope for opportunities throughout the company on all levels, plus a wide variety of roles you can take.
You don’t even have to decide now! We respect that it can often be a tough decision figuring out what you want to do, but unlike schools, colleges or universities, we have no deadline that you have to decide by and Perrys recruits new apprentices all year round.
As well as that, we’re also a multi-award winning company, with our most recent big accolade coming in the form of the eBay Dealer Group of the Year Award.
We’re also a Motability accredited dealer, have a wide selection of new and used cars for sale and offer a wide range of servicing, MOT and repair jobs. Whatever your calling in life is, Perrys will have a role that can suit you.
As one of the UK’s most popular car dealers with a history that stretches back over 100 years, Perrys new employs 1,500 across the UK, with an annual turnover of £500 million.
We’re continually growing and looking for the best young talent there is to further not only our success, but your success.
If you’re interested in applying for an apprenticeship, check out the apprenticeship page on our website, or fill out our contact form.