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10 Apprenticeships You Should Consider Applying To

Posted by Glassdoor Team

Career Advice Experts

Last Updated Nov 5, 2018
|7 min read

An apprenticeship—a training period that helps you hone a skill set or deepen a knowledge base, and is paid—can be an incredible experience for anyone just starting his or her career, or looking to make a big career change. These 10 companies offer cool and well-respected apprenticeships, so if you’re looking to experience one—in everything from sales to plumbing and more—then read on.

1. Enterprise Rent-A-Car

The Apprenticeship: “As a Management Trainee, you’ll start learning our business from day one while based out of one of our neighborhood branches,” Enterprise Rent-A-Car says. “You will be entrusted to serve as both the face of Enterprise to customers and partners and the behind-the-scenes operational expert. In our structured program, you will master the knowledge and skills you need to eventually run your own branch, cultivate new business and develop your team.”

Overall Rating: 3.5

What Employees Say: "The people are great and there is a lot of opportunities to grow." — Trainee

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2. Aon

The Apprenticeship: “As a member of the Site Services Team, the Apprentice-Technology role is responsible for maintenance and support of the standard hardware/software technology in use at the firm,” according to Aon. “Effective support of our technology is critical to ensuring productivity of associates as they work to serve our external clients; as one of our Technology Apprentices, you’ll get to play an increasingly influential role.” 

Overall Rating: 3.4

What Employees Say: "Aon is literally giving back to the community headquarters in Chicago have started an Apprentice program for city college students to get two-year degree while working full-time at Aon and going to school. Personal days,Sick, Vacation days all paid Weekends off." — Trainee

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3. Buhler, Inc.

The Apprenticeship: “A Field Service Engineer apprenticeship with Bühler North America offers a unique start to your professional career,” the company says. “The Bühler Apprenticeship Academy offers an apprenticeship for the next generation of Customer Service Engineers. The apprenticeship is a formalized 3-year dual training program that combines structured on-the-job training and related technical instruction.” 

Overall Rating: 3.6

What Employees Say: "The company really cares about its employees. The benefits package is also really good. I have truly enjoyed my time at Buhler." — Current Employee

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4. Vyral Marketing

The Apprenticeship: “This is a paid, part-time, hourly, entry-level marketing apprenticeship opportunity that guarantees you learn key, real-world internet marketing and client building skills with a $50,000 full-time income upon successful completion,” according to Vyral Marketing.

Overall Rating: 4.0

What Employees Say: "Everyone here is super productive and always friendly. You will never leave unsatisfied." — Current Employee

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5. Faithful + Gould

The Apprenticeship: “During your 5-year Quantity Surveying apprenticeship, no two days will be the same as you study and work with a variety of teams whilst developing the skills you need to enjoy a great future at Faithful + Gould,” the company says. “You’ll study towards a Level 6 qualification, degree apprenticeship through distance learning. Not only will you learn in the classroom, you’ll enjoy being part of the team as you will get involved with all kinds of projects and learn something new every day.” 

Overall Rating: 3.3

What Employees Say: "F+G does a good job of finding good communicators and motivated employees, they are competitively paid and have lots of opportunity for growth." — Current Employee

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6. Apollo Home

The Apprenticeship: “Apollo Home is hiring for entry level plumbers,” according to Apollo. “We will provide on job training and assist you through the process of gaining your license. The Apollo Home apprenticeship lets you graduate with a career...not with debt. We offer you the opportunity to earn while you learn.”

Overall Rating: 4.7

What Employees Say: "Great communication, management cares, company invests in your success, management has true open door policy." — Current Employee

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7. University Venture Fund

The Apprenticeship: “The Venture Capital & Private Equity Apprenticeship Program is a full-time program, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, where individuals take on the role of a VC/PE investor at Venture University's investment fund,” according to the company. “A part-time program option is available for individuals that can commit to at least three days per week, who may currently be in an undergrad or graduate program, or who have a flexible work schedule.”

Overall Rating: 4.7

What Employees Say: "Great learning experience for those trying to break into VC/PE." — Current Employee

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8. Infinity Specialized Marketing

The Apprenticeship: “For our Business Apprenticeship we are looking for individuals that are ready and willing to learn about each area of business that we offer to clients,” the company says. “The ideal individuals will be excited to apply the hands-on training we provide on a daily basis. This is a unique opportunity to enter a team setting, work side-by-side with managers, and be developed by an executive partner.” 

Overall Rating: 4.3

What Employees Say: "Working for this company is great! There are plenty of opportunities to advance here and the team does nothing but support one another. It is such a positive atmosphere." — Current Employee

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9. Groove Entertainment Technologies

“We train our Field Technicians to install and troubleshoot complex satellite TV distribution systems, security systems, WiFi technology, and other technologies through a company-sponsored training program,” according to the company. “The best candidate for this position enjoys working in and outdoors, traveling the United States, and keeping up to date on the newest technology on the market today. We take pride in our work and are looking for a great Field Technician to join our growing team.” 

Overall Rating: 5.0

What Employees Say: "Opportunity and Culture. Groove has created an opportunity and culture that allows you to live your full professional potential. This company has done an excellent job in hiring people they trust and allowing them to create their own destiny. The only limits are the ones you put on yourself. It's very refreshing to be part of an organization where protecting everyone's best interest is a requirement. I have been with the company for almost 1 year can truthfully say there has not been 1 day where I haven’t been thankful for this place and all of my colleagues." — Current Employee

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10. Boyd Gaming

“Belterra Casino Resort offers an American Culinary Federation Certified Apprenticeship Training Program,” Boyd Gaming says. “Your journey begins at our location, where you will spend three years in a progressive learning environment working alongside a Certified Executive Chef and proven industry leader.” 

Overall Rating: 3.1

What Employees Say: "I have been having an amazing experience starting with my interview. I could easily see has been from the top down. I feel very safe at my workplace, feel super welcomed and respected always. Everyone has been truly genuine and caring to not just the employees, but also the local communities. Most companies boast of a work-life balance, but my leaders here encourage it. When starting in a new company, I am used to working long hours into evenings and weekends, but have not experience that yet. If my work is done for the day, so is my workday and my boss consistently checks in on me to ensure that I am taking breaks and have everything I need to get my work done. This isn’t just in the beginning but EVRY DAY." — Current Employee

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