An apprenticeship is a lot of work. But it's still important to have a personal life.

Being an apprentice means you will be in full time employment, but that doesn’t mean that your entire life has to revolve around your job.

Most apprentices, including yourself, are likely to be under the age of 24, so you’re still young! Some of your friends may have just started University or have been there for a while, so their social lives will probably be packed. It’s important that you remember to act your age too, there’s nothing wrong with socialising! You just need to remember that you’ll be really tired working around 8 hours a day and so might need more sleep than your student friends! I try to go out with my friends at least once a week, this is normally at the weekend and doesn’t have to involve alcohol!