Apprenticeships at Radian

At Radian we offer our employees apprenticeship opportunities to help them develop in their current roles, further their careers and gain professional qualifications, enabling employees to earn while they learn.

Apprenticeships provide accredited, recognised qualifications. Higher or degree apprenticeships can offer you:

  • A combination of on-the-job and academic study which is relevant and applied.
  • A continued wage and contract of employment which includes all the same benefits you normally receive.
  • A higher or degree qualification which is recognised, transferable and the same level as if achieved through traditional study routes.
  • A debt free future with zero tuition fees.
  • An opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge.

Apprentices can make a positive impact across Radian and they’re a great opportunity for new and existing colleagues to Be the Difference!

 

Apprenticeship myth-busting

There are often a lot of myths about what apprenticeships involve, so how much do you really know about them?

 

You can’t do an apprenticeship if you work full-time.

False! While many people believe apprenticeships are open only to those who have just left school, the truth is that they are actually for people in full time employment too.

You can’t undertake an apprenticeship if you are a graduate.

Incorrect! Apprenticeships really are made for everyone. As long as what you studied at university is different to what you’re studying as an apprentice, there are no limitations.

Most apprenticeships are only for men.

Wrong! Some people still believe that apprenticeships are an option open only to men, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Women or men – of any age – can undertake an apprenticeship of choice. The gender gap is closing and sectors once dominated by men are now welcoming more women and seeing positive change take place.

You won’t learn as much doing an apprenticeship

This is totally untrue! While doing an apprenticeship at work you are, in many ways, learning more. You will gain practical skills, as well as theoretical knowledge, and there is lots of support on-hand too.

Apprenticeships are only for new recruits

False! Apprenticeships are open to people of all ages, at all stages of their career. It’s true that you’re never too old to learn something new.

So we’ve busted some myths, but what will you gain by doing an apprenticeship?

  • Invaluable, hands-on work experience
  • Peer support as well as an educational mentor
  • A recognised, valuable qualification
  • New opportunities and career pathways

 

Want to know more? A number of colleagues from across the business have written blogs talking about their experience, most of whom work full-time, and are at different stages of their career journey.