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Does an apprenticeship count as Work Experience.?

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I have just completed my Mechanical and I have an offer from Saint Gobain. It is an apprenticeship program however with the possibility of becoming a permanent employee at the end of 1 year.

I'm looking to do my higher studies(haven't entirely decided on a Masters or an MBA), but with this in mind will this 1 year as an Apprentice count as Work experience as well or do universities not consider it as proper Work Ex.

Thank you for your help.

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Dear Sharukh,

Greetings from Hotcourses!

First of all Congratulations on getting an offer from Saint Gobain. Your apprenticeship will be counted as an internship but not as a proper work however as you will be gaining experience from the employer so many Universities will count it as your work-ex. Also I would like to suggest you that you should go for MS in Mechanics it self as it will give a very good post studies options. Also you can start applying to the Universities right away for Fall 2015 as work ex is not required for masters though it can add up to your profile.

For more information you can email me your cv at and get yourself resgistered on our website

Or you can also call us at 011-49196912

Kind Regards,

Team Hotcourses


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