"Gaining significant qualifications whilst contributing to a local companies success was a major incentive in comparison to the alternative University route. The ability to be paid for the work that I was producing gave a real-sense of reward as an individual, which showed when I was awarded with apprentice of the year in 2016."
"An apprenticeship for me has been a great way of making the transition from full time education to employment. It has enabled me to gain a wealth of knowledge and experience whilst earning academic qualifications."
"Apprenticeships give you the chance to experience the role and gain additional skills whilst completing the general day to day tasks. I personally learn more by ‘doing’ rather than ‘listening’ so this was the perfect route for me to go down for my future career."
“Progressing down the apprenticeship route was a clear-cut decision for me. Apprenticeships offer the opportunity to gain experience in the workplace which is important for personal development, alongside the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals within their field. These tools have enabled me to progress with my career, learning some invaluable skills along the way.”
"From school, I knew that I did not want to go to University. After completing 2 years at college, I decided to go down the apprenticeship root as getting a job with no experience was hard. After starting at allpay in Aug 2013, I have progressed through the business and in Feb 2018 I became Product Manager for Prepaid Cards."
"There are so many positives for apprenticeships and one of the greatest positives (compared to university) is you don’t get the large amount of debt to pay off!"
"I didn’t feel that University was right for me, and I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do. Also, after 2 years at sixth form I decided I wanted to finish everyday education and felt that an apprenticeship would be good for me as I still wanted to gain further qualifications."
“I was always interested in working in a legal environment and allpay were offering an apprenticeship in Corporate Governance (Contracts, Legal and Tenders) just after I had completed my A levels. Three years on with multiple qualifications obtained, a wealth of experience and further legal training offered, I don’t believe I could have made a better decision”.
“Apprenticeships at allpay offer an excellent chance to gain extensive knowledge in the various fields of Bill Payments and PrePaid from industry experts with vast amounts of experience that can be passed on. This provides opportunities to excel at both the apprenticeship qualifications and the work I carry out. allpay apprenticeships also offer a friendly and supportive environment to help me grow and develop the skills needed to progress in my career.”
"I chose to do an apprenticeship because you gain experience whilst you are learning. Experience is key to any job you do as it helps you to progress further in your career. An apprenticeship also lets you be hands on and gives you a good stepping stone to life in work."