Anyone setting out to do on-the-job training in a new career is often named a trainee.
Who can I work for?
Trainee and apprenticeship opportunities are available in most companies, but are particularly popular in the plumbing and building trades.
Where and when can I work?
Where and when depends on the size and type of profession you choose to specialise in.
What can I earn?
Salary heavily depends on the type, size and location of sector. If you want to become a trainee journalist your starting salary can be £12,000 but a trainee accountant can earn anything from £18,000 - £25,000.
What are the benefits?
Often trainees are exposed to all aspects of the company and promotions come easily.
Are there chances of promotion?
The only way is up for trainees. Trainees are often taken on as they are a cheap way of finding an employee so promotion opportunities can be numerous.
What will I be responsible for?
As a trainee you can be responsible for a lot of menial jobs like making teas and coffees, but at the same time, you are getting a fantastic insight in to a company/sector that you want to work in.
Do I need any experience?
Some unpaid experience ahead of becoming a trainee or apprentice can put you ahead of other trainee applicants.
What attributes are needed?
An obvious enthusiasm in the area you wish to train in goes a long way. Also a willingness to learn and flexibility help.