Anything to do with creating something on a large scale requires training. Lots of it. And there’s no area that requires this training more than the construction industry. You may have the academic qualification but if you lack hands-on skill, you’ll be hard pressed to find a company that will hire you.
All construction companies require that potential employees have experience working in their related fields. Be it structural or civil engineering, architecture or project management, there’s a vital need to have real-life experience as you’ll be tasked with ensuring that infrastructural components adhere to guidelines for safety, environmental and comfort reasons.
An apprenticeship involves students or new workers gaining practical experience in the fields of carpentry, ironwork, welding, mechanics, technology and any area related to the industry. It opens doors for people unable to complete higher education as on-job training is considered at par and sometimes superior to mere academics.
A very attractive feature of an apprenticeship is that you get to earn while being trained. Not only does this work in your favor but it benefits your employer too. He gets to harness and hone new talent for a lower cost while you become proficient in your field and build opportunities to further your career.