Squier is the sister company to Fender, making more affordable versions of their iconic guitars and basses. If you're new to playing guitar and all your favourite players use Fenders, then getting a Squier could be a great shout - it will give you the sorts of sounds that you're after, but it means that you don't have to spend quite as much money on features and specs you might not appreciate until later on down the line. We're even starting to see some pros out there using Squiers on stages around the world.
For beginners that want a solid and reliable guitar, but want to keep the price down, take a look at the Squier Bullet and Affinity series. If you want something that has the vibe of a vintage Fender, but doesn't have the same sort of price tag, then check out the Squier Classic Vibe series - these are honestly some of the best value guitars on the market.