PARENTS GUIDE TO APPRENTICESHIPS

As a parent, you want your child to get the best possible start in their career. Why chose an apprenticeship? It is a genuine job, with training, meaning you can earn while you learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification, designed to help individuals get on the career ladder within the industry of their choice.

 

At the end of the apprenticeship, your son or daughter will gain a recognised qualification in their chosen industry, real workplace skills and great progression opportunities.

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

PARENTS GUIDE TO APPRENTICESHIPS

As a parent, you want your child to get the best possible start in their career. Why chose an apprenticeship? It is a genuine job, with training, meaning you can earn while you learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification, designed to help individuals get on the career ladder within the industry of their choice.

 

At the end of the apprenticeship, your son or daughter will gain a recognised qualification in their chosen industry, real workplace skills and great progression opportunities.

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

PARENTS GUIDE TO APPRENTICESHIPS

As a parent, you want your child to get the best possible start in their career. Why chose an apprenticeship? It is a genuine job, with training, meaning you can earn while you learn and gain a nationally recognised qualification, designed to help individuals get on the career ladder within the industry of their choice.

 

At the end of the apprenticeship, your son or daughter will gain a recognised qualification in their chosen industry, real workplace skills and great progression opportunities.

Apprenticeships have equivalent educational levels.

Some apprenticeships may also give you an additional qualification, such as a diploma. 

Relevant work experience is considered a necessity for employers today. Combined with the rise in tuition fees, apprenticeships are an appealing option for school leavers to kick start their career. Where colleges and universities place a heavy focus on academic skills and mindset, an apprenticeship offers all the responsibilities of a real job alongside training and nationally recognised qualifications.

Some key facts about apprenticeships:

  • Apprentices earn a wage and holiday pay and the employer pays for their training. 

  • Higher-level apprentices could earn £150,000 more on average over their lifetime,   compared to those with Level 3 vocational qualifications.

  • Over 90% of apprentices currently go into work or further training 

  • Nearly all apprentices feel that they acquire or improve their skills as a direct result   of their apprenticeship. 

  • Nearly a fifth (19%) of advanced apprentices progress to university following their     apprenticeship, meaning it won’t restrict their career pathways.

 

Salaries:

 

The minimum wage for apprentices is £3.90 per hour, but many employers pay more than this. This is dependent on the sector, region and apprenticeship level E.g. some higher apprenticeships pay up to £500 per week. More details on salaries and entry criteria in specific apprenticeship occupations can be accessed by looking at the vacancies on ‘Find an apprenticeship’.

 

School leaving age:

The government has stated that all young people must stay in some form of education or training until at least their 18th birthday. This does not necessarily mean staying in school; young people have a choice about how they continue in education or training post 16, which could be through an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

 

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